The Acadian Forest began to develop when the glaciers, which covered much of North America, began to retreat over 10,000 years ago. As the ice melted, species of plants and animals began migrating northward, including spruce and birch. Because our Maritime climate still maintains a moderately cold winter, and this allows our area to maintain a wide variety of trees, shrubs and wildflowers.
Why is it so special?
The Acadian forest is the Lungs of the Maritimes. Why? Because every day the forest helps filter carbon dioxide and air pollutants produced from human activity into the precious oxygen we need to survive.