Located in northern New Brunswick, Charlo is a quaint little town with more to offer than what first meets the eye. I was inspired to write about Charlo while looking through the 2016 New Brunswick Tourism Guide – although the guide has tons of great ideas, I didn’t feel it served Charlo its justice. So here are my tips to make your visit the best it can be:
FOOD – Whatever you do, make sure you are hungry before you arrive in Charlo! Find the small restaurant called “Le Moulin a Cafe” order absolutely anything off the white board menu and your taste buds will be delighted. You can’t go wrong with the daily special – everyday it is a new delicious masterpiece! If you are travelling as a family I would recommend the pizza – it is the best pizza I have ever had, and I have a had ALOT of pizza! And finally, if you want to be really prepared, bring a cooler for the pie or cake you are going to want to bring with you when you leave!
FUN – There are several things to do in Charlo, but my top picks would be the Charlo Honey House and the Charlo Beach. Take the time to stop at the Charlo Honey House on your way into the town (it is close to the Trans-Canada highway), buy some honey and take the tour if you are really keen. Afterwards (and after lunch) go enjoy the beach for some rest and relaxation before driving to your next activity or destination.
FESTIVITIES – Charlo is home to some of the best community festivals in New Brunswick (in my opinion at least). The annual “Swim across the bay”, “Summer Splash” and “Charlo Fall Fair” are the ones I am most familiar with and are sure not to disappoint. Be sure to book your cottage early to have the best location in town!
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