IMPORTANT UPDATE – White Rock Recreation Area and Village Walking Trails – CLOSURE

Hillsborough Village Council has made the difficult decision to close the White Rock Recreation Area and all Village walking trails. We apologize for any confusion, but we are constantly receiving new information from the Province and things are changing on a daily basis. As per the extended state of emergency, If a municipality cannot monitor and enforce the usage of their premises (parks and trails), then they must be closed. The signage on the trails will be updated on Monday. We appreciate everyone’s understanding. These are not easy decisions, but we must all do our part to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.


A great place to go for a walk in the Village of Hillsborough is along the dykes. A stroll along the Dykeland Trails is sure to be a pleasant one as you may pass around an active beaver pond and numerous duck ponds before reaching the the dykes along the Petitcodiac River. At the riverside you will see the remnants of docks and the old gypsum silos that are slowing being taken by nature. Walking atop the dykes will reveal the beautiful river vista and its shores beyond.

The dykes along the Peticodiac River in Hillsborough were first built hundreds of years ago by Acadian people so that they could keep the tides at bay and farm the marshes.

The old silos and wharf in Hillsborough, NB.
The “Silos” and wharf remains in Hillsborough next the the Petitcodiac River.