Early survey abstracts describe Nature's Monument Sanctuary 1 as being "the fourth tier of lands beyond the river". We are positioned to the west and nearly atop the gently inclining crest of a great valley. When the ice age glaciers withdrew 13,000 years ago, the land had been contoured by the weight upon it, creating this valley which runs parallel to the Saint John River.
This is a place of solitude and peace, from which our forebears drew life and raised families through good times and the Great Depression. The cultivated spaces were quickly reclaimed by the forest when they grew too old to tend the land. What speaks to them having toiled here are the hundreds of apple trees scattered throughout, and the cairns of stones piled up where they hindered the work. This land has endured a cycle of settlers and farmers, and is now returned to nature as Acadian forest. Wildlife habitat that had existed for thousands of years is renewed, with the birds and animals returned. Read More
PO Box 3033
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada E3A 5G7