Grand Lake (New Brunswick)

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Grand Lake
Location Queens County, New Brunswick
Coordinates 45°56′1.1″N 66°1′57.6″W / 45.933639°N 66.032667°W / 45.933639; -66.032667Coordinates: 45°56′1.1″N 66°1′57.6″W / 45.933639°N 66.032667°W / 45.933639; -66.032667
Primary outflows Jemseg River
Basin countries Canada

Grand Lake is a lake in central New Brunswick, Canada, approximately 40 kilometres east of Fredericton; and the province's largest freshwater lake. The lake drains through the Jemseg River and the Grand Lake Meadows into the Saint John River.

The lake is popular for recreation with locals, with several beaches and cottages on its shores.

Commercial barges of forest products were towed across the lake from a large sawmill in Chipman to a pulp mill in Saint John until the late 1990s. Other industrial activity that were around the lake includes New Brunswick's largest coal mining area with extensive strip mines in the Newcastle Creek valley; a coal-fired power generating station has been torn down, formerly operated by NB Power, is located on the lake shore near the village of Minto.

Communities along or near Grand Lake include:

Lakes and rivers which drain into Grand Lake include:

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/04/19/nb-minto-generating-station-minto.html