The Village of Cambridge-Narrows

What's Coming Up?

Life at the Lakes

August 11th & 12th, 2018

For full schedule of events, please click here


10th Annual Car

Show

Date: August 11th, 2018

Location: Pines Conservation
Park
Time: 
12 noon

Free Corn Boil!

*This event runs in conjunction with Life at the Lakes*

 


Beer Garden

Date: August 11th, 2018

Location: Pines Conservation Park

Time: 8pm-Midnight

*This event runs in conjunction with Life at the Lakes*

  


8th Classic Country

Show

Date: August 26th, 2018

Location: Municipal Building Band Stand

Admission: Free Will
                  Offering

Time: Show starts at 2pm

Hosted By:

Terry Ferris & The Running Kind

Special Guests:

Macy Jenkins

Raili Scott

Lorraine Krall

Ivan Daigle

Teresa Tompkins

Tara & Jeff

Special Acoustic Performances by:

Terry Ferris

Dawn Ellis

Phil Kennedy

Refreshments & BBQ served by the C-N Fire Deptartment


 Foshay International

August 30th - September 2nd

Lower Jemseg

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"The Best Kept Secret in New Brunswick"

 

 

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.