Doak Historic Site
Doak Historic Site is in Doaktown, NB, 94 km northeast of Fredericton. Robert Doak left Ayrshire in Scotland to take up land on the upper MIRAMICHI RIVER in New Brunswick in the early 1820s. At the time this was a very isolated settlement, but Doak was a very capable entrepreneur and he and his family prospered in their new home. Eventually he would build a carding mill, a sawmill, and grist and oat mills in Doaktown. The Doak family homestead was designated a HISTORIC SITE in 1993 and is run as a living history site with costumed guides and demonstrations of pioneer farm skills. Doak Historic Site is open to the public from the end of June to early September.