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Incorporated in 1975, the Fundy Hiking Trails Association (FHTA) preserves and manages the Dobson Trail and Fundy Footpath. We also provide support to other Active Living Trails in the region developed by the New Brunswick hiking community.  Although we’ve evolved through the years, the origin of FHTA volunteerism dates back to the early 1960s. The Dobson Trail is the oldest volunteer built  and volunteer managed trail in Canada.

Our trails provide the opportunity for everyone from locals to world travellers to discover the spectacular wilderness in our corner of the world, coastal New Brunswick bordering the Bay of Fundy, designated by UNESCO as the Bay of Fundy Biosphere Reserve. We are affiliated with the Trans Canada Trail , and the International Appalachian Trail .  On-foot engagement with wilderness contributes to the conservation of these unique and important landscapes; we protect what we love.

Become a Member and
Support the trail

If you would like to become a member, you can do so by purchasing an annual membership, which will also provide you with the option of making a donation to the Fundy Hiking Trail Association (FHTA). 100% of all donations and membership fees will be utilized for improvements on the Dobson Trail and the Fundy Footpath. Thank you for your interest in supporting the FHTA.


  1. President: Marc Leger
  2. Vice President: Hans Kristensen
  3. Treasurer: Chad White
  4. Secretary: Gary Hyslop
  5. Trail Master, Dobson Trail: Paul Cormier
  6. Trail Master, Fundy Footpath: Gary Hyslop
  7. Past President: Ken Arsenault
  8. Trail Enhancement Crew: Alonzo Leger

Volunteer Training & Education

The Fundy Hiking Trails Association works with its volunteers to build and maintain trails! Our volunteers contribute to the FHTA in many different ways, from monitoring 3-5 km sections of trail, to participating in group trail maintenance outings, sharing trail and backpacking information posting on the Face Book Group, to editing our website! If you have a skill that you would like to lend, we’ll put it to use! Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.