Trail history – where time and beauty come together
A fascinating history
Settlement of ‘The Bay’ started in the 18th century, and descendants of the original settlers continue to live here today – names like Boutilier, Christie, Dorey, Langille, Marriott, and Mason are well-known family names today that date back to those times. In 1904 the railway line was built; it now forms the base of today’s Trail. The line was built to serve the Bay communities and also brought visitors to its waterfront inns and cottages. Lumbering and sawmills were traditional industries, along with fishing and farming. Ingramport Bay was a major base for tall ships that carried timber to distant countries and is one of the many popular scenic spots you can visit along the Trail.