Town of Nackawic – Home of the World’s Largest Axe
All special places, museums and memorials to forestry and woodland heritage in New Brunswick are eclipsed by the World’s Largest Axe in Nackawic – a 19.5 metre (64 feet) long, eight ton double-sided axe with a stainless steel blade that stands on a concrete base used to simulate a tree trunk. It was built in 1991 to commemorate the selection of Nackawic as Forestry Capital of Canada.
The Axe serves as a symbol of a community and its people, whose hard work and investments have driven the economy of the Nackawic area for decades. The planned Nackawic waterfront development initiative will introduce new products, services and experiences which will serve to magnify the woodland heritage of the region.