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Views in Gros Morne National Park

Adventures in Newfoundland – Top 10 Picks

Newfoundland is a phenomenal province to visit for outdoor adventures. Not only is the scenery exceptional, especially along the coast and in Gros Morne National Park, but the people are so friendly and welcoming that they are reason enough to go. Over a couple of summers, I have spent almost a month in Newfoundland. Here are what I think are the top 10 outdoor adventures in Newfoundland - not including fishing, whale watching or diving.…

Boat ride on Western Brook Pond when the water is calm

Western Brook Pond Boat Ride in Newfoundland

If you're in western Newfoundland, then the one must-do trip is a boat ride on Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park. John and I had to do the boat ride on Western Brook Pond out of necessity - as the boat dropped us off at the start of our four day Long Range Traverse - a backpacking trip. But this is one boat ride you're going to want to do for pleasure. Getting to…

The landscape was dotted with lakes

Long Range Traverse Newfoundland Hike – Day 4

The last day of our four day hike on the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland  was the second best for scenery, and that's saying something considering this hike over-delivers in the beautiful landscape department from start to finish. Our final day on the Long Range Traverse Newfoundland hike began with a river crossing at our campsite near Green Island Pond. But before we even got going, we enjoyed the sight of a moose checking us…

A View of 10 Mile Brook Pond

Gros Morne Mountain Hike in Newfoundland

A hike to the summit of Gros Morne Mountain, the second highest peak in Newfoundland, can be done via a rewarding and challenging 16 km hike. From just below the summit of the 806 m mountain, you can enjoy phenomenal views of Ten Mile Brook Pond and the Long Range Mountains, providing of course that the fog hasn't rolled in to obscure everything. You can do the Gros Morne Mountain hike on its own but…

The approach to our camp north of Green Island Pond

Gros Morne Long Range Traverse – Day 3

I left you some time ago now at a buggy campsite beside a beautiful lake on the Gros Morne Long Range Traverse. Fortunately that day was as bad as the bugs ever got. The third day of our Gros Morne Long Range Traverse hiking trip offered a stunning landscape from start to finish. It also produced some navigational challenges though fortunately we never got lost. Two other groups we met in the evening both got…

By evening the weather turned for the better

Hiking the Long Range Traverse – Day 2

I left you at the top of the gorge after my first day of hiking the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park. I'm back hiking the Long Range Traverse and continuing the journey under slightly cloudy skies with a few rain showers. Thankfully  it's the only rain we see at all in four days. The scenery on day one definitely packed more of a punch than day two, but cloudy skies always…

View on the first day hiking the Long Range Traverse in Gros Morne National Park

Long Range Traverse – Day 1 on the Trail

Before you even get a whiff of the Long Range Traverse, the premier backpacking trail on Canada's east coast, you must pass a serious navigation test and get a full orientation by staff at the Gros Morne National Park Visitor Center. And you need to be mentally and physically prepared as the Long Range Traverse is no ordinary multi-day hike. The Long Range Traverse is a three to five day unmarked wilderness hike through world-class scenery…

A View of 10 Mile Brook Pond

Viking Trail Bike Trip – Deer Lake to St Anthony

Biking the Viking Trail from Deer Lake to St Anthony, Newfoundland is for those of you who have an adventurous spirit and don't mind some hard, even challenging cycling. The 600 km trip up Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula is a fantastic bike ride. The Viking Trail primarily follows the rocky, barren coast through a series of sparsely populated but picturesque fishing villages with names like Sally’s Cove, Cow Head and Brig Bay. The bike ride…


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