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Quispamsis Travel Guide

Quispams is a Canadian town located in Kings County, New Brunswick. Situated along the scenic Kennebecasis River and Hammond River waterways, Quispamsis is characterized by its residential and attractive atmosphere. This beautiful sub-urban community is located in southwestern New Brunswick, 22km northeast of the City of Saint John and about 20 km northeast of Saint John, in the lower Kennebecasis River valley.

The original inhabitants of the area were the proud Maliseet First Nation, part of the great Algonquin Federation. The name, “Quispamsis” comes from the Maliseet language and means “little lake in the woods” - referring to present-day Ritchie Lake. Around 1783, Acadians, British pre-Loyalists and Loyalists settled in the area with many receiving land grants along the Kennebecasis and Hammond Rivers.

Quispamsis amalgamated in 1998 with the nearby communities of Gondola Point and Wells to form the present community, covering an area of 60 km² and bordering the town of Rothesay to the southwest with the Hammond River along its northeastern boundary.

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