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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.

2023 SEASON

Opening Day Monday June 19th- Closing Saturday October 21st

Hours 930-1630 Daily

Free Admission

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We have a tentative schedule for our Workshop Wednesdays however all the details are still in draft stage. We’ll post each event as soon as possible. 

It will be imperative to preregister with payment this year and last minute cancellations will result in a non-refundable fee, more on this once we have everything in order. 

Schedule may be subject to change to accommodate instructors, we’ve left wiggle room for additional workshops in case of sell outs like last season. 

We don’t expect cost to increase from last year, mark your calendars and get ready for another historically fun summer. 🤗
#WorkshopWednesdays

We have a tentative schedule for our Workshop Wednesdays however all the details are still in draft stage. We’ll post each event as soon as possible.

It will be imperative to preregister with payment this year and last minute cancellations will result in a non-refundable fee, more on this once we have everything in order.

Schedule may be subject to change to accommodate instructors, we’ve left wiggle room for additional workshops in case of sell outs like last season.

We don’t expect cost to increase from last year, mark your calendars and get ready for another historically fun summer. 🤗
#WorkshopWednesdays
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May 15th, 7:00 am
With Bass season well underway we are thrilled that our hidden gem is a favorite among fishers, however please show respect and kindness to our beautiful historic site. 

Please utilize the stairs on the north side of the trail or the dock steps to access the beach. Do not climb the banks, you are endangering indigenous artifacts and disturbing historic gravesites and well as causing erosion to the bank. 

We just completed a huge project to help protect the banks from further erosion and to maintain our precious centuries old graveyard and indigenous artifacts by continuing to make trails along the bank you put our site at risk. 

Also please do not put bass or other fish in our garbage cans or leave them on the grounds, this is the third year in a row that we’ve had to dig them out of the garbage or portable washroom, this is not tolerable and we have cameras on site, so please keep that in mind, you will be caught in the act and reported if this behaviour continues. 

For those traveling in motor homes and hauling travel trailers please do not park parallel to the stone wall or block off parking spaces for other visitors, and for those having to park along the road please be sure to allow room for emergency vehicles to get through. 

We hate to have to sticklers with all these rules, but in order for our site to thrive we need your help, if necessary stronger measure will be added in the near future. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Happy fishing 🎣

Wilson’s Point Historic Site management

With Bass season well underway we are thrilled that our hidden gem is a favorite among fishers, however please show respect and kindness to our beautiful historic site.

Please utilize the stairs on the north side of the trail or the dock steps to access the beach. Do not climb the banks, you are endangering indigenous artifacts and disturbing historic gravesites and well as causing erosion to the bank.

We just completed a huge project to help protect the banks from further erosion and to maintain our precious centuries old graveyard and indigenous artifacts by continuing to make trails along the bank you put our site at risk.

Also please do not put bass or other fish in our garbage cans or leave them on the grounds, this is the third year in a row that we’ve had to dig them out of the garbage or portable washroom, this is not tolerable and we have cameras on site, so please keep that in mind, you will be caught in the act and reported if this behaviour continues.

For those traveling in motor homes and hauling travel trailers please do not park parallel to the stone wall or block off parking spaces for other visitors, and for those having to park along the road please be sure to allow room for emergency vehicles to get through.

We hate to have to sticklers with all these rules, but in order for our site to thrive we need your help, if necessary stronger measure will be added in the near future.

Thank you for your understanding.

Happy fishing 🎣

Wilson’s Point Historic Site management
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May 13th, 9:43 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

Workshop Wednesdays

Summer Concert Series

Haunted Graveyard Walk

Old Fashioned Family Picnic

The Great Miramichi Haggis Hunt

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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.