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Wilson's Point Historic Site

At the point where the North and South Branches of the Miramichi River converge lies the nationally recognized and protected heritage site with a panoramic view. Make your way to the end of the Enclosure Road where you will find a hidden little gem in the form of Wilson’s Point Historic Site. The Earliest English speaking settlers (Scottish) who arrived in 1765 lived, socialized, did business and were buried here. Their history is lovingly preserved by The Scottish Heritage Association Miramichi who have restored the original grave sites including that of founding father William Davidson, the historic walking trails, installed a wharf, trading post and built an interpretive center. Wilson's Point Historic Point not only contains the Scottish Ancestry of the river, but also has great archeological significance and deep rooted connections to the Mi'kmaq peoples, as well as, the French, Acadians and Loyalists who have  all helped establish the rich history of this beautiful river region dating well beyond three thousand years.

2022 SEASON

Opening Day Sunday June 26th- Closing Saturday October 23rd

Hours 930-1630 Daily

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We can’t help ourselves we love this place and we can’t wait for you to experience it for yourselves. 

There’s lots happening this weekend for you to finally drop in for a visit and stay for the day.

The Plein Air Festival begins tomorrow at 10am and continues into Saturday with the finished art work being up for purchase by 130pm. We have at least 12 artists who will be painting throughout the site and you can watch them at work.

The Scottish Festival kicks off with a candlelight banquet Friday night at the Golf Club and it’s not too late to purchase your tickets, check out highlandsociety.com for details. 

Our big festival event takes place Saturday. The old Fashioned Family Picnic has so much to offer everyone from age 1-99. Remember to bring cash, your lawn chair and granny. Shuttles will be running from 1230-430pm Entertainment will begin at 1pm watch for our signs and parking attendants to guide you. More details are on highlandsociety.com. You can also purchase tickets for the Scottish Tea that takes place Sunday, up until noon on Saturday, don’t miss out. 

On Sunday you can head to MacDonald Farm for a full afternoon of events there and tour their beautiful site. Opening ceremonies begin at 1pm, the first tea setting starts at 130pm, there’s a cash bbq but admission is free. 

Today you can drop into see us and pick yourself up one of our fabulous tee shirts and be entertained by our 
phenomenal staff we’ll be here til 430. See you soon 😊
#showthelove
#afewofourfavoritethings
#hiddengemofthemiramichi
#scottishfestival
#oldfashionedfamilypicnic
#discovermiramichi
#explorenb
#exploreyourhometown
#newmerch
#heritagehistoryandsomuchmore

We can’t help ourselves we love this place and we can’t wait for you to experience it for yourselves.

There’s lots happening this weekend for you to finally drop in for a visit and stay for the day.

The Plein Air Festival begins tomorrow at 10am and continues into Saturday with the finished art work being up for purchase by 130pm. We have at least 12 artists who will be painting throughout the site and you can watch them at work.

The Scottish Festival kicks off with a candlelight banquet Friday night at the Golf Club and it’s not too late to purchase your tickets, check out highlandsociety.com for details.

Our big festival event takes place Saturday. The old Fashioned Family Picnic has so much to offer everyone from age 1-99. Remember to bring cash, your lawn chair and granny. Shuttles will be running from 1230-430pm Entertainment will begin at 1pm watch for our signs and parking attendants to guide you. More details are on highlandsociety.com. You can also purchase tickets for the Scottish Tea that takes place Sunday, up until noon on Saturday, don’t miss out.

On Sunday you can head to MacDonald Farm for a full afternoon of events there and tour their beautiful site. Opening ceremonies begin at 1pm, the first tea setting starts at 130pm, there’s a cash bbq but admission is free.

Today you can drop into see us and pick yourself up one of our fabulous tee shirts and be entertained by our
phenomenal staff we’ll be here til 430. See you soon 😊
#showthelove
#afewofourfavoritethings
#hiddengemofthemiramichi
#scottishfestival
#oldfashionedfamilypicnic
#discovermiramichi
#explorenb
#exploreyourhometown
#newmerch
#heritagehistoryandsomuchmore
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The Grounds

Open Sunday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Safety measures for Covid-19 are in place.

Under a canopy of 300 year old pines you will find a replica of the  St. James Presbyterian Church that once stood on the grounds from 1790-1838 and was considered the "Westminster Abbey" of the Miramichi. The is replica houses the interpretive where knowledgeable tours guide are staffed from daily from mid June- late October. The grounds are open year round and offer over 6km of newly restored walking and cycling trails, that are often utilized in the winter with snow shoes and skis. The area has a vast ecological environment and is home a large variety of stunning wildlife including bald eagles. You will also find a log trading post that has farming and lumbering implements on display, a historical cemetery dating back to 1781 where many of the first settlers are laid to rest and you can access the beautiful boat dock and unsupervised beach easily with two separate stairways. There are out door washrooms and plenty of picnic areas to enjoy an afternoon with the entire family. Stunning views, history galore and so much more awaits.