Three Rivers – Canadian Heritage River
Experience 1700s style buildings, wander a French Heritage Garden, play with children's toys & games, and examine the Heritage room which houses Roma's artifacts. Guides in period dress interpret one of Canada’s earliest designated National Historic Sites. Explore 9km of forested trails and picnic independently at any time. The site has the largest outdoor clay brick oven on the Island. Heritage lunches, featuring Roma baked Bread, are served daily.
Heritage Chocolate Festival is August 2nd and August 3rd (all day).
Roma Gala Heritage Feast, a Fall Flavours culinary event is September 15th at the Roma Site
Walk where French merchant, Jean Pierre Roma, carved a fisheries and international trading company out of the dense Acadian forest in the 1700s.
Seasonal Dates: July 1 - September 28
Three woodland trails:
The Heritage Trail
This 0.84km loop is a 10 minute brisk walk on a wide flat crushed gravel surface that makes it accessible. The trail leads into open woodland and the confluence of three Canadian Heritage Rivers - the Montague, Brudenell, and Cardigan. Hike the trail in Lady Slipper season, about mid-June, to see the provincial flower in abundance. The interpretive signs recognize archaeological and natural history information.
The River Trail
A 3.15 km loop of varied terrain begins a short distance from the Trail Map kiosk. The path follows the Brudenell Canadian Heritage River to the northern tip of the property and then turns inland to return to the start. This path is a narrow and natural woodlot and you need to watch for exposed roots and rocks.
The Bog Run
1.14 km with varied terrain, this is a 25 minute brisk walk and leads to a significant peat bog. A pine grove on the route is a remnant of the large forest encountered by Jean Pierre Roma in 1732. The bog ecosystem is unlike the rest of the site with characteristic wetland trees, plants and insects. Watch for fireflies in late June and a variety of dragon-flies all summer. This path is a narrow natural forest floor pathway and you need to watch for exposed roots and rocks.
Trail Quick Facts
Difficulty Rating: 3.0
Length: 1.0 - 6.0 km
Structure: Stacked Loop
Island Trails Approved:
GPS Location: 46 10.887,-62 33.707
Surface Type: Gravel, Wood Chips, Forest Floor
Trail Quick Facts sourced with permission from www.islandtrails.ca
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