Yes, people do swim at Middle Island in Miramichi and the water is fine.
Keep in mind that there is no lifeguard present and this is worth noting if you’re planning on swimming at Middle Island in Miramichi.
What is Middle Island in Miramichi?
Middle Island in Miramichi River was a quarantine station during the 19th century. It was built specifically for Irish immigrants fleeing the Irish Potato Famine.
Sadly, many people perished while quarantined on the Island. In 1873 it was declared a permanent quarantine station by the Federal Government. This declaration remained in place until 1948.
At Middle Island in Miramichi you can immerse yourself in the history while walking along sandy beaches and scenic trails; visit the Celtic Cross, Interpretive Centre, amphitheatre, the Captain’s Galley Restaurant, picnic areas and interpretive panels.