Autumn 2017

Autumn 2017

Monday, October 17, 2016

an autumn visit to Kings Landing Historical Settlement - episode one

On Thanksgiving weekend we visited Kings Landing Historical Settlement just west of Fredericton for an autumn stroll through the village.  It was a beautiful fall day and there were a lot of people out for the Thanksgiving Harvest Weekend celebration.  We noted cars in the very full parking lot from as far away as Maine, New Hampshire and Texas!  

The village was decorated for fall and the harvest with natural displays throughout.  There was also a 'turkey shoot' taking place that I've always wanted to see.  The 'turkeys' are actually paper targets which one can shoot at with an old musket and was quite interesting to see.  There were turkey (real!!) dinners being held at the 'Kings Head' but we didn't dine there.  One could get on a wagon pulled by a team of horses to travel through the village but we chose to walk on this beautiful afternoon.  
Come along with me as we walk through this wonderful historical settlement nestled on the banks of the St. John River.

Do you see the pumpkin on the fence?

This is perhaps, one of the most iconic scenes at Kings Landing of the saw mill and the dam.  The dam came into dangerous disrepair a few years ago and had to be closed to the public for a couple of years while it was rebuilt and the the mill was also repaired.  It was reopened this summer and has been popular stop in the settlement.  Note how low the water is.  It's been a very dry summer here.

The view from the dam to the newly rebuilt bridge.

The Grist Mill

Another view of the grist mill.

This bridge was also rebuilt and raised 5 feet for a more level, and much safer, crossing for the horse drawn wagon loads of people.

This was a popular spot on this lovely fall afternoon - outside and inside at the pub.

Muskets at the ready for the turkey shoot.

One of the prettiest fences I've ever seen.

A colourful fall display in the Grant Store window.

Resting from the day's chores.

This takes us half way through the settlement so to keep you from being bored with so many photos I'll continue on our walk in a few days.  I hope you'll come back to visit.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy those fall colours!



  1. aw, loved this visit with you. Love those autumn colors.

  2. enjoyed this tour, thank-you:) It reminds me a little bit of one of our local towns, St. Jacobs Ontario

  3. What a beautiful place to spend time in. Maine and New Hampshire you might expect there, but Texas, that is a long way off.

  4. How fun! A gorgeous place! The colors are beautiful! I like the mill and love the big draft horses!

  5. Just so wonderful Pamela . . .
    the colors . . .
    the entire setting . . .
    so fitting . . .
    I loved this post!

  6. Not bored! Just fired off the link to my crew who love this place and have not seen it in autumn. So beautiful! I love each and every scene.

  7. I'm starting to put places like this on a travel list - this is #2 on my list.

  8. Lovely...whatever the season. Good memories!

  9. That is a beautiful, unusual fence. Love going back in time in places like this. You have beautiful fall color to enjoy. Great photos!

  10. What a wonderful place …. a step through time when the world seemed a whole lot less complicated.

  11. That looks a lovely place, beautifully kept, and a grand way to spend some time. love your photos - especially the one of the mill and the dam. It's a little different from Kings Landing in Game of Thrones, isn't it?

  12. Wonderful post and photos . I never get bored of your photos and posts . Looks like a lovely time and a great place to visit . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  13. The Maritime provinces are so enchantingly beautiful! How lucky you are to be living so close to such a gorgeous place, Pam. Pretty, peaceful and pastoral, it is definitely a playground for all who admire the brilliance of nature's gifts complemented by man's achievements.

    My favourite pictures are the ones of the dam and its surroundings. Thanks for sharing.


  14. What beautiful photos! Looking forward to more! (green with envy of the lovely colors!)

  15. What a lovely place to visit - wonderful photos - can't wait to see more. Have a grand week.

  16. Wonderful photos, Pam! The autumn colours are fabulous.
    I love your photos also because some of them could have been taken here where I live, but they have an exciting, exotic touch, with different tree species and different architecture.
    Thank you for sharing! xx

  17. I so would love to visit this place. Beautiful images Pam. Love all the rail fences.

  18. Oh what a delight to visit this historic place on such a lovely autumn day! I remember walking around the grounds as a child and all the fun of seeing how things worked years ago without electricity. It was always a highlight for us when we got to go. I think autumn is simply the loveliest time to jaunt around and enjoy the beauty. Loved those fall colors... bored? NEVER! :)

  19. Beautiful! Kings Landing is such an awesome place. Love all the animals. I've been once, and loved it all immensely. It's very similar to Sherbrooke Village, but our buildings are on their original sites.


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