The Fundy Trail Heritage Cookhouse is built in a replica style to cookhouse buildings of the late 1800s. The Cookhouse would have been one of the most important buildings in a lumbering village, a place where all the men would gather for meals after a hard day of felling trees. On Saturday evenings a social would be held at the Cookhouse with a big, hearty meal and dancing! On long days in the woods felling trees, the lumberjacks would take their lunch into the woods with them in tin pails. Book your lunch pail in advance and set off into the Fundy Trail to find a scenic spot to enjoy your hearty lumberjack feast.
Choose between the options below. To order your picnic click here.
Each of the above options is $17.95.
How it works
Book your picnic online and choose your meal options for each person in your group. Make sure to plan ahead! We can only serve a certain number of picnics; ordering sooner ensures the availability on a day you plan to visit the park. On your chosen day, arrive at the Cookhouse between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to pick up your picnic. Explore the park and choose your favourite picnic location. There are many picnic tables to rest at or spread a blanket out on a piece of beach and enjoy! Before you leave the park for the evening, drop your picnic basket off at any of our staffed facilities.
Please note: The Lumberjack Picnics do not include the price of admission. The security deposit will be returned via the online order form and may take a day to show on your statement.
Create a reservation for a certain day, then stop by the Cookhouse between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to pick up your picnic. You’ll receive a Lumberjack Pail packed with your goodies, and you can set off on your adventure into the Parkway. There are many accessible picnic areas or trek off down a trail to find your perfect lunch oasis. Items will be packed to resemble an authentic lumberman experience!
When you’re finished with your lunch and visit in the Fundy Trail Parkway, make sure to drop your lunch pail off at any staffed facility in the park. (Your credit card will be held for deposit until your picnic supplies are returned. Make sure to leave the supplies with a Fundy Trail staff member at one of our staffed facilities!) Please note: The security deposit will be returned via the online order form and may take a day to show on your statement.
Clicking this link will take you to the order page. Order form will include menu options then add to cart. You can check out with Cookhouse items and other Fundy Trail items in one cart.
Please note: We will keep your credit card on file until your picnic basket has been returned. Any unreturned items will be charged.
Book in Advance
We can only serve a limited number of people per day, so make sure you book in advance to ensure you have your picnic! Picnics must be booked at least 48 hours in advance, but if you feel comfortable booking earlier, please feel free to do so!