New Brunswick has the greatest variety of trees of any of the Maritime provinces. In the fall, a diverse mix of softwood and hardwood trees provide brilliant colour and mix with the dark greens of the coniferous (softwood) trees.
According to the Tourism New Brunswick website, the best places for leaf peeping that are still close to urban areas are the St. John River Valley, Miramichi River Route, and Route 17 (Saint-Léonard to Saint-Quentin to Campbellton to Bathurst). The southern areas of the province are also spectacular when mixed with the blue of ocean water sparkling in the autumn sunshine. Other locations Tourism New Brunswick recommends for autumn colour are the Fundy Trail, the two national parks, Fundy and Kouchibouguac, and many Provincial Parks, such as Mactaquac and Sugarloaf.