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Melanson Settlement National Historic Site of Canada

Learning Experiences

Situated on uplands along the Annapolis River, this open field is the pre-Deportation site (circa 1664) of an Acadian settlement established by Charles Melanson dit La Ramée and his wife, Marie Dugas. The site reveals patterns of dyke-land agriculture and settlement that, although unique in North America, were common throughout the Port-Royal area and in other parts of Acadia.

Original artwork highlights the interpretive panels that tell of the importance of Melanson Settlement. A short loop trail (193 m) guides the visitor from the parking lot to a lookout where the uplands, marsh and river are all visible.