Local Attractions

There's lots to see and do in Hillsborough, NB, as you'll see below. Click here for a map and attraction locations.

Victoriana Steeves Homestead Bed and Breakfast

This sprawling Carpenter Gothic residence was built in 1860 by Rev. John Hughes while he was a minister of the Hillsborough Baptist Church. In 1870, the house was taken over by Captain James Blight Sr., who was the then manager of the local gypsum quarry. The house then remained in the Blight family with ties to Albert County mining for the next century.

 

Since 1971 the present owners have worked to restore the spirit of Rev. Hughes' original design. The devotion they have applied to their task shines like a new coat of paint but penetrates much deeper. Each of the 12 rooms reflects a keen attention to historical detail and the grounds are groomed to perfection.

 

Located within walking distance to many attractions, including our Museum, you're sure to enjoy your stay at this elegant historic home.

 

Contact your gracious hostess Calva Steeves now to reserve your stay:

 

Open Year-Round

Victoriana Steeves Homestead Bed & Breakfast

57 Pleasant St. Hillsborough, NB E4H 3A8

Phone (506) 734-2156

Fax (506) 734-2942

Gray's Landing Gift Shop and Accommodation

Gray's Landing (a.k.a. 'The Landing') is a local artisan gift market and fudge counter. From hand-crafted pieces to gourmet edibles, there's always something new to admire. Inspired by Joseph Gray (early settler of Hillsborough in 1800s), Gray's Landing brings to you an artisan village gift shop with a slight culinary twist.

Gray's Landing is also now offering overnight accommodation for guests - a one bedroom (queen) apartment suite with full kitchen, living room, laundry, and bbq and fire pit with a beautiful view of the river.

 

Visit or contact Gray's Landing at:

 

Gray's Landing Gift Shop

2787 Main Street

Hillsborough, NB

E4H 2X4

(506) 233-2272

grayslanding.ca

 

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Open Saturday and Sunday

11am-5:30pm

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Museums of South-Eastern New Brunswick

Welcome to the scenic isthmus region of Southeastern New Brunswick, where the legacy of our people, places, and stories from centuries past haunt an ever-changing landscape, enshrouded in the mists of time! Explore the world’s highest tides, historic salt marshes, breath-taking scenery, and “squaw cap” islands that dot Glooscap's Upper Bay of Fundy coastline, or take a leisurely stroll along the sandy beaches of Northumberland Strait.

 

No less than 25 amazing museums await you in this beautiful region, all of which are no more than 90 minutes from Moncton, NB:

 

  1. Resurgo Place, Thomas Williams House, Acadian Museum, Baptist Heritage Center, La Salle Heritage NDSC

  2. Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum, Tankville School Museum

  3. Memramcook Museum

  4. Pascal Poirier House

  5. Eglise historique Saint-Henri-de-Barachois

  6. Pioneer's Museum

  7. Kent Museum

  8. Smokehouse Museum

  9. Petitcodiac War Museum, Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame

  10. Steeves House Museum, New Brunswick Railway Museum

  11. Albert County Museum

  12.  Old Bank Museum and Shipyard Park

  13.  Molly Kool Centre

  14.  Keillor House Museum, St. James Textile Museum

  15.  Campbell Carriage Factory Museum, Boultenhouse Heritage Centre

  16.  Monro Heritage Museum

PASSPORT TO HISTORY

Pick up a Passport To History at any visitors' center in the region for special discounts to some of these amazing museums!

Contact or visit the Museums of South-Eastern New Brunswick at:

(506) 384-7719

museumsofsoutheasternnewbrunswick.ca

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Most travelling tourists enjoy variety! So, as you enjoy nature's beauty on your trip along Route 114, between Moncton and Fundy National Park, why not take a break? Drop in to visit Hillsborough's New Brunswick Railway Museum where you'll view marvelously unique artefacts of a means of travelling in yesteryears!

 

Hillsborough is located in a unique geographical area, selected by the New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association to be the home of eastern Canada's primary railway museum. Why this site?

 

Hillsborough experienced a horse-drawn albertite railway and the Albert Manufacturing Company's narrow gauge gypsum railway before it was connected to New Brunwsick's ever-growing standard gauge railway system at Salisbury in 1877. This comunity is recognized as home to one of North America's first oil wells (1860s), as well as the mining of shale oil.

 

Come learn about railway construction, its operations, and their dedicated workers. The Museum's group of buildings highlights a multitude of railway artefacts and a large photo collection that celebrate the Province's railway history. Come view artefacts such as the ex-CNR locomotive #1009, a 4-6-0 built in 1912, one of only two steam locomotives in the province. As well, come view another unique artefact - Canada's only remaining double-ended snow plough, built in 1939 by the CNR.

 

Visit or contact the New Brunswick Railway Museum at:

 

New Brunswick Railway Museum

2847 Main Street (Route 114)

Hillsborough, NB

E4H 2X7

Phone: (506) 734-3195

www.nbrm.ca

The New Brunswick Railway Museum

Open: 10am to 6pm

Daily from late June to Labour Day;

Saturdays during June and September;

Other days by advance appointment.

Charged Admissions

Gift Shop

 

For a view of the other numerous railway sites in New Brunswick,

visit the Provincial Railway Heritage website at nbrailways.ca

Hillsborough Freshmart Grocery Store and Greco

After a disastrous roof cave-in and a long wait for repairs, Hillsborough's grocery store is finally back! This pre-repair write-up showcases the value and quality of this grocery store.
"The Valufoods grocery store has not been in Hillsborough all that long, but it is hard to imagine how we ever got along without the service, smiles, and convenience. Along with everything
else Terry Stafford practically gives away is the heaping helping of Village history his customers receive each time they walk into his store. The historical pictures that decorate the store's walls came from our files here at the museum. We are proud of our more than four thousand artifacts, but once the Co-op’s photo technicians had finished enlarging and clarifying these pictures, we were blown away. Never has Hillsborough looked so good. We are biased, of course, but many other people seem to feel the same way about this depiction of their Village. People who claimed they were not interested in history have changed their minds when confronted, on a regular basis, with the store's tasteful and striking décor." ~Paul Kyle, Head Tour Guide

 

Visit or contact Hillsborough Freshmart at:

 

Hillsborough Freshmart

Terry Stafford, Manager

2842 Main Street

Hillsborough, NB

E4H 2Y7

Freshmart: (506) 734-8001
Greco: (506) 734-8000

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Open 8am-9pm daily

 

Also check out Pizza Twice for freshly cooked

and take-and-bake pizza, located within Freshmart.

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Community Pool, Skate Park, and Tennis Court

Kids and adults alike will love the pool, skate park, soccer field, tennis court, and playground.

 

The pool is monitored by lifeguards and is open seasonally. Call for the pool's open hours.

 

Visit or contact the Pool at:

 

Hillsborough Community Pool

7 School Lane

Hillsborough, NB

E4H 2R3

(506) 734-3702

Open Seasonally

Community Walking Trails and White Rock Recreational Area

There are a number of trails that are great for walking, jogging, and running in the area.

 

The first is a loop (with optional sub-loop) close to the Museum. It was sponsored by Ducks Unlimited and is a level grade, quiet, grass-and-dirt path that connects with Steeves Street around three duck ponds. It's about a 2km loop. The sub-loop is about half a km and passes through a more closed-in wooded area and over some wood footbridges.

 

The second loop is larger and hillier. It follows Steeves Street, a dirt road along the Petitcodiac River, and Gray's Island Road, which connects to Route 114 to bring you back to Steeves Street (be careful crossing to the opposite side of Rte. 114 where there are sidewalks). Watch for trucks along the dirt road from Steeves Street to Gray's Island and Route 114 as well. No matter which direction you go, you will encounter a hill at the beginning or end of this loop, as well as a small hill in the middle as the road climbs up onto the dike to get around Gray's Island.

 

Both of the above trails can be accessed by parking at a small dirt parking lot off of Steeves Street just past the Tourist Information Office.

 

The third is the Gray Brook Marsh Wildlife Habitat and Trails loop around another Ducks Unlimited wetland off of Golf Club Road. It is also about a half kilometer loop.

 

White Rock Recreational Area is primarily used for mountain biking, dirt biking, and ATVing. Parking is available near the intersection of Taylor Lane and Golf Club Road.

 

For more information, visit or contact the Hillsborough Tourist Information Office.

Hillsborough Golf Club

Welcome to one of New Brunswick's most scenic courses. Cut completely from the forest covering 220 acres, this 18 hole course offers a challenging but private round, as other players are not often visible.

 

Built alongside natural gypsum deposits, the course features a landscape of protruding white rock, elevated views, and rolling fairways. Three of the par 3s require a tee shot over water. The par 5s are long but can be reached with 2 solid shots.

 

Undulating greens provide an interesting and skill-testing putting surface. Signature par 3 holes include Number 17, with its covered bridge and rocky stream, and number 14, an elevated shot over quarry rock and tranquil water.

 

From a relaxed game with friends, to company tournaments, this golf club aims to promote fun.

 

Visit or contact Hillsborough Golf Club at:

 

Hillsborough Golf Club

443 Golf Club Road

Hillsborough, NB

E4H 2T9

(506) 734-6000

(506) 734-6001 (Clubhouse)

hillsboroughgolfclub.com

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Open Seasonally,

8am-8pm daily

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Cooke's Quick Mart and Irving Gas / NB Liquor / Sears Depot

This store has a lot to offer:

- ice cream

- gasoline

- lottery tickets

- a Sears depot

- propane

- convenience foods

- a small selection of grocery items

- alcoholic beverages

   (please drink responsibly!)

 

Visit or contact Cooke's Quick Mart at:

 

Cooke's Quick Mart

2995 Main Street

Hillsborough, NB

E4H 2X9

(506) 734-2010

Open: 7:30 am - 11 pm daily

Cooke's Irving

This store has a lot to offer:

- gasoline

- lottery tickets

- propane

- convenience foods

- a small selection of grocery items

- eat-in and take-out pizza

 

Visit or contact Cooke's Irving at:

 

Cooke's Irving

2799 Main St.

Hillsborough, NB

E4H 2X4

(506) 734-2650

Open: Mon-Sat 6:30am-10pm, Sun 7am-10pm

Hillsborough Kiwanis Club

The Hillsborough Kiwanis Club is an organization of volunteers dedicated to servicing the needs of children of the world and our local community.

 

They have lots of community events going on all the time, including Buffet Breakfasts on most Saturdays, Bingo on Wednesday evenings, and Tae Kwon Do on Monday and Thursday evenings.

 

Visit or contact the Hillsborough Kiwanis Club at:

 

Hillsborough Kiwanis Club

47 Legion St
Hillsborough NB
E4H 2W7
(506) 734-2886

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