Fundy Trail Parkway Interpretive Center
The Interpretive Centre, located approximately 10 km into the park, is a great place to learn about the history of the settlement at Big Salmon River. In the late 1800s and well into the mid-1950s, Big Salmon River was a flourishing logging, fishing, and shipbuilding community.
The Interpretive Centre houses many displays of original artifacts and old photographs from the era when the paternalistic Pejepscot Paper Company provided housing, a schoolhouse, a community centre, and even electricity for the settlement at Big Salmon River. The Centre's building is a re-creation of the bunkhouse which once housed the single men who worked and lived here.
Staff members are on hand to answer your questions about the Fundy Trail Heritage Sawmill & Interpretation. Washrooms, snacks, and souvenirs are also available here.
Type of Trip
Fundy Trail Parkway
Less than 30 min
What To Expect
The Fundy Trail Interpretation Centre serves as a gateway to the breathtaking Fundy Trail Parkway in St. Martins, New Brunswick. This modern and informative center offers visitors a wealth of information about the natural wonders, history, and cultural significance of the region.
Located at the entrance of the Fundy Trail Parkway, the Interpretation Centre provides an overview of the park's attractions and activities through interactive exhibits, educational displays, and informative signage. Visitors can learn about the unique geological formations, diverse ecosystems, and the fascinating Bay of Fundy tides that make the area so remarkable.
Knowledgeable staff members are on hand to answer questions, provide guidance, and share insights about the park and its features. They offer valuable recommendations on hiking trails, viewpoints, and other points of interest, ensuring visitors make the most of their experience.
The Interpretation Centre also showcases the rich history and cultural heritage of the region. Exhibits delve into the Indigenous peoples who first inhabited the area, the Acadian settlers, and the significance of the lumber and shipbuilding industries that once thrived along the Fundy coast.
Additionally, the center serves as a hub for visitor services, including ticketing for park admission, maps, and amenities such as restrooms and a gift shop where visitors can find unique local products and souvenirs.
The Fundy Trail Interpretation Centre serves as an educational and engaging starting point for exploring the Fundy Trail Parkway. It enhances the visitor's understanding and appreciation of the area's natural beauty, history, and cultural significance, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey along the scenic coastal drive.
Where You'll Be
Sea Captains' Burial Ground
Follow the Sea Captains' Burial Ground Footpath on the Fundy Trail and you'll find your way to two family burial grounds. The Fownes and Melvin families were some of the original settlers in this area. They were both big shipbuilding families with captains who sailed all around the world - including Europe, India, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific coast of the United States. More than 45 are buried in the two restored cemeteries. If you do the loop, it's about a 1km hike.
Just a short drive away!
If you're looking to experience more of the legendary Bay of Fundy tides, look no further than Long Beach. At low tide, this beach expands far and wide, exposing two and a half kilometres (1 .5 miles) of shoreline and ocean floor.
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