Woodstock, New Brunswick’s First Town, is rich with more than 155 years of history and heritage and is home to some of New Brunswick’s first pioneers. Settled on the banks of the Meduxnekeag and St. John rivers, Woodstock boasts some of the finest 19th-century homes, churches and civic buildings in the Maritimes.
Tracing your family tree? The on-site genealogist at the L.P. Fisher Public Library will be glad to help, as will the Carleton County Historical Society, housed in the newly renovated Hon. Charles Connell House, where the “Connell Stamp” is displayed.
Take a stroll on Woodstock’s Historical Walking Tour to admire the architecture of these Victorian-era homes.
Woodstock Old Home Week is celebrated beginning the last week of July to the first week of August each year. Miss New Brunswick has been the crowning jewel for over 55 years. Harness Racing, Midway, Music & Demolition Derby finish off the week.
The Dooryard Arts Festival is a gathering of artisans who showcase their wares and talents in the downtown area.
Bass fishing showcases Woodstock as one of the premier places in North America for catching smallmouth bass. Fishing tournaments take place in May and on Labour Day Weekend. The Fall Classic on Labour Day Weekend features a kids fishing derby.
Walk the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve, 7 km (4 mi.) of walking trails through a unique form of Appalachian Hardwood and unspoiled wilderness with abundant flora and fauna.
Stop by the Woodstock Farmers Market, open Monday to Saturday, to purchase locally grown produce, crafts and tasty home baking. Fridays are the traditional market day, when all the vendors are there between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For more information on the town, drop in to the Visitor Information Centre at the Petro Canada to pick up a brochure.