Updated: Jan 27
Many of us spend years "chasing the dream" in our 9 to 5 jobs. This was certainly the case for me but, after my retirement, I saw that life had more possibilities than previously imagined. As a lover of nature and owner of a small vacation rental in Pouch Cove, I often explore the outdoors, take photos, and share my experiences with guests in order to help them plan their vacation. This is my Bowring Park experience which is full of nature adventures, war monuments, and more.
Enjoy the beautiful Autumn foliage overhanging a waterfall in Bowring Park as you listen to the river cascading over the rocks and birds flittering through the trees.
View flocks of rock pigeons, song birds, and a variety of ducks at one of the duck ponds at Bowring Park's entrance. Bringing a few bird seeds will earn you their attention, as they love a good feed!
This tufted duck flies past the duck pond at Bowring Park with its wings spread and its tail extended.
Visit the Caribou Monument at Bowring Park. The statue stands strong and proud atop a cliff surrounded by Autumn colored leaves. The caribou is the insignia of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and serves as a tribute to WW1 veterans.
Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Beaumont Hamel plaque. This wall is an exact replica of the plaque in France that bears the names of 820 service people with no known grave killed in WW1.
See the site where the Linden Tree was planted by Duke Connaught in 1914 to celebrate the opening of Bowring Park. The tree was destroyed by Hurricane Igor in 2010 and, in its place, the Connaught Stone was placed. A bronze plaque resting atop the stone displays the royal stamp of Duke Connaught.
See the horse watering trough, originally located on Water Street, that was used to provide water for work horses during the nineteenth century. As work horses became less common, the trough was relocated and placed on display at Bowring Park.
Visit the "Fighting Newfoundlander" statue, Bowring Park, that pays tribute to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
Take a walk through the labyrinth, contemplating your blessings and challenges in life as you maneuver its winding path. The labyrinth was constructed at Bowring Park in the fall of '21 to support mental health.
See the Peter Pan statue, located on the bank of a duck pond at Bowring Park. This statue is frequently visited by families visiting the park. However, few realize that the statue is a memorial site to Betty Munn, a 4 year old descendant of one of the park's founders who died in the SS Florizel naval tragedy.
Find the sundial, surrounded by hedges, and beautiful Autumn colored trees for amazing nature photography experiences.
Visit the Cabot 500 Ampitheatre at Bowring Park, a structure commemorating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Newfoundland.
Take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds you as you visit the many monuments along the Bowring Park walking trail.
I'm sure you will agree that Bowring Park is a beautiful place to visit during your Newfoundland holiday. Please follow my Newfoundland Travel Blog to see my work on some other popular tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland. I'd be delighted to hear from you so why not contact me today?