2019 ACADIA Photos from the trip
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August 15-21, 2019
Sponsored by the:
French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut
August 15 Depart Tolland CT at 7:30 a.m.
Arrive in Saint John, NB 8-9 hours later
Dinner at Grannon’s Seafood
Overnight at Holiday Inn Express
August 16 Drive to Moncton, NB
On the way to Moncton we will visit Hopewells Rocks. It's a park where there are very high tides that eroded the rocks and made them look like big flower pots on the beach. You need to be able to walk, but there is transportation for those who can’t walk too much. Please click on Hopewells Rocks to get the real flavor! In Moncton there is an Acadian Museum that is very interesting.
Stay at Amsterdam Inn & Suites (3 nights)
August 17 Attend the festivities at the Cassie Family Reunion
August 18 Attend the festivities at the LeBlanc Family Reunion
August 19 Go to Le Pays de la Sagouine and immerse ourselves in Acadian Culture and a whirlwind of music and theater on the small island in Boutouche, NB (In French). While the theater is in French, there is much ambiance to embrace- a walk by Acadian homes displaying objects from the past and listening to music from nearly 300 years ago. There is also a walkway on the dunes where you can see marine life.
August 20 Leave Moncton and head to Annapolis Royal by way of Grand Pre. In the Grand Pre area we will experience the Evangeline Trail, Horton’s Landing (where Acadian Deportation took place) and see samples of Acadian built dikes. We will also make a stop at Fort Beausejour on our way to Annapolis Royal.
We will lodge overnight at the Annapolis Royal Inn.
In Annapolis we will also see in the area the Annapolis Tidal Power Project, the second largest tidal generating station in the world. We hope to go to the Port Royal National Historic Site, a reconstruction of the early 17th century French Colony.
Dinner will be at the Annapolis Royal Inn.
August 21 Take the Bigby Ferry to Saint John, NB and travel back to CT
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