Roma’s summer programs will be fun, informative and lively … bring the whole family because there is something for everyone. 1730s toys to play with, costumes to try on, artifacts to examine, trails to explore, a heritage garden to admire, a delicious heritage lunch served daily between 12:00 to 1:30. Purchase Roma’s oven baked bread and home made cookies made fresh daily. Admission by free-will donation.

275 years have passed since the burning and sacking of Roma's Settlement in 1745. In recognation of this sad event, we planned a Festival named the Great Escape of 1745.

THE GREAT ESCAPE July 31, August 7 & 14 2021

Roma Gala Heritage Feast, a Fall Flavours culinary event is September 12th at the Roma Site 

Walk where French merchant, Jean Pierre Roma, carved a fisheries and international trading company out of the dense Acadian forest in the 1700s.

Open daily 10am-5pm, July 1- September 24, 2021.

Three woodland trails:
The Heritage Trail
This 0.84km loop is a 10 minute brisk walk on a wide flat crushed gravel surface that makes it accessible. The trail leads into open woodland and the confluence of three Canadian Heritage Rivers - the Montague, Brudenell, and Cardigan. Hike the trail in Lady Slipper season, about mid-June, to see the provincial flower in abundance. The interpretive signs recognize archaeological and natural history information.

The River Trail
A 3.15 km loop of varied terrain begins a short distance from the Trail Map kiosk. The path follows the Brudenell Canadian Heritage River to the northern tip of the property and then turns inland to return to the start. This path is a narrow and natural woodlot and you need to watch for exposed roots and rocks.

The Bog Run
1.14 km with varied terrain, this is a 25 minute brisk walk and leads to a significant peat bog. A pine grove on the route is a remnant of the large forest encountered by Jean Pierre Roma in 1732. The bog ecosystem is unlike the rest of the site with characteristic wetland trees, plants and insects. Watch for fireflies in late June and a variety of dragon-flies all summer. This path is a narrow natural forest floor pathway and you need to watch for exposed roots and rocks.

Trail Quick Facts
Difficulty Rating: 3.0
Length: 1.0 - 6.0 km
Structure: Stacked Loop
Island Trails Approved:
GPS Location: 46 10.887,-62 33.707
Environment: Rural
Surface Type: Gravel, Wood Chips, Forest Floor
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