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Balmoral (Bois-Joli)

Stretching 16 km (10 mi.) from east to west, the picturesque village of Balmoral is New Brunswick's longest village. A wooded paradise of hunting, fishing, wilderness camping, snowmobiling and ATVing, with a number of easily accessible and groomed trails. Balmoral was established around 1850, with the official registration of the first plot of land for the family of Joseph, known as Justin Drapeau. Settlement continued over the years, with the addition of many Acadian families. Around 1873, the region saw the arrival of the first English and Scottish immigrants, and it was these settlers who gave Balmoral its name, in honour of the British royal family's Scottish castle. Forestry and agriculture played an important role in the economic activity of Balmoral. The village's volunteer organizations demonstrate the community's dynamic spirit, with such social activities such as the Trout Festival held annually in early June.