The Village of Cambridge-Narrows

What's Coming Up?

 

 

 

 

Fall Clean Up

Monday September 23th, 2019

All refuse being placed out must be bagged, flattened or

bound securely and manageable by one person.

Glass must be put into cardboard boxes and clearly labeled

"GLASS"

 

 

No Fridges, stoves, car parts or hazardous waste

Hazardous Waste may be dropped off at the

Fredericton Regional Solid Waste on

Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

or

Saturdays from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

 

 

 

This is OUR VILLAGE, let's help keep it BEAUTIFUL

 

For information on Hazardous Waste disposal

please contact FRSWC at 453-9938

 

 

 

 

       

Public Notice

 

 

 

Originally founded as two settlements: Cambridge and The Narrows, one on either side of the Washademoak Lake. Government merged the two settlements in 1966 to form Cambridge-Narrows.


The Village of Cambridge-Narrows is located in South-Central New Brunswick on the picturesque Washademoak lake; where unspoiled landscape, scenic views, and local hospitality give the community it's country charm.

 

The village is home to approximately 650 residents with three local campgrounds that attract a considerable number of residents during the summer months. Known as "Cottage Country", the village is also "home" to a number of seasonal cottage dwellers.

 

 

Local Area History

 

Long before Europeans arrived in Cambridge-Narrows, the first peoples were using the Washademoak Lake as a major trade route between the Bay of Fundy and the St. John river.

 

They fished the generous waters and hunted in the rich forests. The lake was well known to the natives as its southeastern shore (near Crafts Cove) provided chert, a stone used in toolmaking.

 

 

 

 

The Europeans and the Loyalists picked up on the bountiful nature of the Cambridge-Narrows area. Towering old growth forests yielded timber which fed the mills. The mills produced lumber for houses and shipbuilding. Cleared fields became farms which provided sustenance for the early inhabitants. The lake provided transportation routes for the riverboats that would arrive.

 

 

 

And arrive they did! The riverboats defined an era for the village of Cambridge-Narrows. That era lasted from the mid-19th century until the last riverboat left the Washademoak Lake in 1947.

 

Riverboats like the Majestic brought supplies to the general stores and farmers shipped out their produce to feed the city of Saint John and beyond. In the waining years of the riverboat era, the boats introduced tourism to the area.

 

 

 

 

Passengers came to the shores of the Washademoak and stayed at the Cambridge Hotel or the Washademoak Lodge. Tourism remains an important industry in the area to this day with cottagers flocking to the village during the summer months.