The Roberts family moved to Moose River from Parrsboro to build ships. The first ship
yard was beside the river were Tidal River Ridge is now located. On our property are
remains of the first settlement in Moose River. In the late 1800,s the Moose River
lumber company was born. The remains of the saw mill can be seen from our rivers edge.
The saw dust pile was 85 feet high at one time and was called the pyramid by the locals. Steam ships would come from Boston to load up with lumber from the mill they would tie up at the mouth of the river at the wharfs the remain of which can still be seen today. There is also the remains of a dam that was built across the river to harnest the tides, behind the dam the river filled and formed a small lake which they used as the mill pond to hold the logs that were slused from the mountains.
Parrsboro is only 10 min from Tidal River Ridge. This town of aprox 1600 people boast 28 shops, 8 restaurants, 4 museums, a nine-hole golf course and 2 banks. This historic town was originally located at Partridge Island. In 1784, Parrsboro relocated to its present location. Then was incorporated in 1889. Sea captains built many of its stately homes in the 1800’s..
We'd love to pre-arrange hiking tours, golfing, theatre tickets from the award winning Ships Company Theater and much, much more.
Here at Tidal River Ridge Retreat, we encourage you to bring your pets along for your stay.
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Located in Cumberland County on Route 2, which follows the scenic Glooscap Trail. We are on the beautiful and historic Moose River, nestled in the Cobiquid Mountain Range, near the Bay of Fundy; which boast, the highest Tides in the world. Within walking distance of one of the best fossil finds in North America. A walk down the tidal river is an adventure: dig a bucket of clams, look for fossils or explore the remains of the Moose River Lumber Companies’ dam and saw mill.
We are within minutes of attractions such as Fundy Geological Museum, Joggins Fossil Finds, and Five Island Provincial Park. Visit the local shops, golf course, and restaurants; attend live theater. Enjoy on-site activities, such as hiking, bird watching, swimming, fishing, beach combing, clambakes and our recreational area that includes volleyball, basketball, and much more.