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.
Opening Day Sunday June 26th- Closing Saturday October 23rd
Hours 930-1630 Daily
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.