Roma at Three Rivers Historic Site Trails
Roma at Three Rivers is a small historical site with a couple of buildings that recreate what it was like 300 years ago when the site was a trading post. Site staff can take you on a tour and help recreate what life was like in the past. You may even get to try the bread they make in an old fashioned oven.
Once you have finished exploring the history of the area you can take a walk on the three trails behind the site. The Heritage Trail is a short loop that goes out around the point where you will find a small field. The field is full of interpretive signs telling you more about the history of the site. The River Trail is a bigger loop that takes you through the woods along Brudenell River. The Bog Run is a linear trail that takes you to a viewing platform on a bog.
From Route 4 in Brudenell (eastern PEI) turn onto Brudenell Point Road. Drive for 7.5 kilometers to the end of the road and you will find the parking lot for the Roma Settlement on the left. Just past this on the right you will find another parking area with beach access.
From the Sign
The Roma Settlement
In 1732 Jean-Pierre Roma began a settlement and trading post here that enhanced the French presence on Prince Edward Island (Île Saint-Jean). The main interest of Roma's chartered company was the fishery, but it also traded goods with the rest of New France, the West Indies and France. At this site, workers erected nine substantial buildings and planted gardens. Roma encountered many difficulties, yet stayed in business for 13 years. The venture ended abruptly when, in 1745, troops from New England destroyed the settlement after their capture of Louisbourg.
Trail at the Site
- Heritage Trail
- River Trail
- Bog Run