New hiking trail forged out of ‘blood, sweat and beer’ — and a family’s generosity

William’s Trail is a tribute to former lighthouse keeper William Mitchell

Julia Wright · CBC News · Posted: Aug 08, 2020 7:00 AM

Mispec, southeast of Saint John, is known for its small population and breathtakingly expansive scenery. 

On a summer afternoon, views of the Bay of Fundy unroll along Red Head Road like a glittering carpet stretching all the way to Partridge Island. 

Now, after three months of “blood, sweat, blisters and beer,”  that stunning shoreline is home to a brand-new hiking trail. 

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