Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Clark Gregory Nature Preserve

Credit: Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Credit: Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Deer Island, Charlotte County


The Clark Gregory Nature Preserve is a 29 hectare (73 acre) preserve that includes the two headlands on either side of the entrance to Chocolate Cove. It is located at Chocolate Cove on Deer Island in the Bay of Fundy. Its most recent owner, Clark Gregory, left the preserve to The Nature Conservancy who subsequently transferred it to the Nature Trust.


On the preserve a 19th century cemetery can be found to the west of the shelter.  It contains an obelisk listing the family members of Plato Lloyd, one of Chocolate Cove’s original settlers. There are several areas of the preserve that are popular among locals for enjoying picnics and scenic views.


With its cliffs, forest, wetland, and meadow, this preserve offers a range of ecological types. Of particular interest is a stand of mature wild pear bushes, a species whose range is more southerly, making it uncommon in this area. A rare vascular plant, the small-flowered bitter-cress (Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola) and a rare distinctive moss (Isothecium myosuroides) can also be found in the preserve.

Access and Activities

This preserve can be accessed by the Letete Ferry to Deer Island.

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Clark Gregory

*The property is undeveloped and there are a variety of hazards and risks associated with accessing this preserve. While this nature preserve is open for public access, visitors must assume responsibility for their own actions and safety and are to use the land at their own risk.*


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P.O. Box 603, Station A
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A6
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