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                                                Nestled  in  the  valley  of  the  Upper  Southwest  Miramichi  River,
                                                Doaktown is a village known for its quiet friendliness and easy going
                                               lifestyle. Off the beaten tourist track, come to Doaktown to slow down
                                           your pace and experience our way of life. Stay awhile and mingle with the
         locals at our many church suppers, craft sales, dances, fishing retreats, parades, fairs, exhibits, fiddling jamborees,
         community fundraisers, karaoke, and numerous other events and celebrations.
             We invite you to come sit by our campfires, learn our songs and listen to our stories. Who knows, you may
         end up at a genuine kitchen party, learning how to step dance. For the sportsmen, our sometimes comical and
         entertaining fishing guides are always knowledgeable. They will take you to the best fishing holes where you'll
         be sure to hear a story or two about "the one that got away". Outfitters offer day-trips or overnight packages for
         fishing, canoeing, tubing, kayaking and touring around the river. Bring the whole family and enrol the kids in
         a day camp to learn water safety or how to tie flies for fishing.
             Our river and forest provide many opportunities for adventure and sightseeing. A popular attraction is the
                            longest suspension footbridge in New Brunswick. The McNamee/ Priceville footbridge
                               spans 200 metres across the Miramichi River offering a spectacular view and for the faint
                                 of heart, a clench-fisted walk to the other side.

                                              Events       Farmer's Market starting June 22 on Saturdays, 8 am to 1 pm at the
                                                           Doak Provincial Heritage Site, 386 Main St. Doaktown. Tel: 365-0049

                                             June 29- 30: The 9th Annual First Cast MSA
                                             Introduce a child or adult to fly fishing at this free event by the Miramichi Salmon
                                             Association. At fishing pools in Doaktown and Blackville. Reservations required, call early.
                                             506-365-7787 or

                                             June 29: The 5th Annual River Run for Vets in Doaktown.
                                             It starts with a sail down the beautiful Miramichi at 11 am from the McNamee footbridge
                                             to Doaktown and ends with entertainment and BBQ Dinner at Branch #23 Doaktown
                                             Legion. Tickets $30. Dinner only/ $15. Contact Doreen Parker at 365-0392.

                                             Aug. 2-4: Annual Doaktown Fair
                                             BBQ, Country Jamboree (Friday), Children’s Day, Bizzare / Yard Sale (Saturday), Church
                                             Service in the Park and Parade with Fireworks (Sunday)

                                             Sept. 21: 36th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner
                                             The Atlantic Salmon Museum hosts this annual dinner gala to induct new members into
                                             the Hall of Fame at the Doaktown Curling Club.

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