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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 9y

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Newfoundland, off the beaten track

I am in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. I'm spending 14-20 days roaming around the island. My trip will take me through Gros Morne, up to St. Stephen, and through towns (i.e. Gander, Clarenville, Glovertown, and the ST. John's area).

I am searching for specific destinations (known or unknown). I know about Terra Nova, Lanse aux Meadows ,and I've heard about Twiningate and Trinit. Please share your favourite Newfoundland spots in the month of AUgust according to the following interest criteria. Thanks.

-the nicest thing to do?
-memorable/dramatic scenary & landscape photography (i.e. viewpoints, panoramas, sunsets)
-nature, the outdoors, hikes/hilltops, and amazing views...
-lovely/charming streets
-non-typical/exciting/interesting/unique EXPERIENCES (full of original character), and local only to the area.
-specialty/unique local cuisine

2. Posted by AKHewson (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y


I am sorry but I am located on the west coast in BC but did visit St. Johns once and can suggest you check out signal hill. We saw iceburgs and found the history very interesting. You will love the people on the rock, they are very entertaining and down to earth. Have a great trip!

3. Posted by kezin (Budding Member 104 posts) 9y

- I Travelled across Newfoundland in 1986. Your best source of information Re: The Rock is Newfoundlander's ( or ' Newfies ' ) themselves. You only need to go online to make ' arrangements '. Chances are by now you have been offered the shirt off of every Newfie's back by now anyway. They are the most engrossing, hospitable blokes on the planet. probably the Irish in them. Just continue chatting with your new friends there and allow yourself to be carried along with whatever enterprise they suggest to you; perilous and outlandish as it may sound.

quote from Jan Morris ( esteemed Welsh Travel Historian/Writer ) ( check out wikipedia ) : ' Of all the places i have visited in my many years of travel...never have I enjoyed myself as much as my time in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.......( Source: ' City to City ' by Jan Morris. And yes, I paraphrased.

- Kevin