Melanson Settlement National Historic Site

Parks Canada

Location

Located in
Port Royal (Annapolis Co.)
Where To Find Us
3870 Granville Rd
Port Royal, NS B0S 1K0
Areas Served
Nova Scotia

Contact

E-Mail
informationpc.gc.ca
Phone
902-532-2321
Mailing Address
c/o Melanson Settlement National Historic Site 
PO Box 9 
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
Fax
902-532-2232
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Description & Services

Information
 
An archaeological survey undertaken in 1984 on quiet farmland on the banks of the Annapolis River in 1985 unlocked the key to the history of the Acadian settlers who lived here throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. 
 
The Melanson Settlement revealed a system of dykeland farming unique among Acadians living in North America which involved families and neighbours cooperatively working the land.Accessibility 
 
A short loop trail (193 m) guides you from the parking lot to a lookout where the uplands, marsh and river are all visible.
Hours
8:00am - 4:00pm
Dates
mid-May to mid-Oct
Accessibility
The washrooms and trail are wheelchair accessible.
Tags
All Things Trails ; Annapolis Valley Connect ; National Parks and Historic Sites ; NS Find A Trail ; Outdoor Play ; Outdoor Recreation ; Park ; Recreation Categories ; Tourism ; Trails
Categories
Displays/Exhibits ; Hiking Trails ~ Hiking ; Historic Places ; National Parks ; Scenic Lookouts

About this Information

Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 | Last Full Update: 06 Oct 2015