Newfoundland Travel Blog - Bowring Park

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.

The golden leaves of an Autumn tree overhang waterfalls at Bowring Park, Newfoundland.
Beautiful green-red-and gold-colored leaves overhang a small waterfall at Bowring Park, Newfoundland.

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.

Bowring Park duck pond is surrounded by trees and populated by rock pigeons and many different species of ducks.
Bowring Park duck pond.

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!

The tufted duck flies past the duck pond at Bowring Park with its wings spread and its tail extended.
Tufted duck flying over the duck pond at Bowring Park.

This tufted duck flies past the duck pond at Bowring Park with its wings spread and its tail extended.

The Caribou Monument at Bowring Park stands a rocky ledge behind an expanse of Autumn colored mature trees
The Caribou monument at Bowring Park pays tribute to veterans of WW1.

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.

The Beaumont Hamel Plaque at Bowring Park, surrounded by Autumn colored trees, pays respect for servicemen killed in WW1.
The Beaumont Hamel Plaque at Bowring Park.

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.

The Connaught Stone sits in a grassy field surrounded by mature trees at Bowring Park.
The Connaught Stone, Bowring Park, marks the spot where the Linden tree was planted by Duke Connaught in 1914.

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.

An evergreen tree and colorful autumn trees flank Bowring Park's horse trough, gold colored leaves accumulating at its base.
The nineteenth century horse trough at Bowring Park.

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.

At Bowring Park, the Fighting Newfoundlander statue stands in an open area surrounded by hedges and mature trees.
The Fighting Newfoundlander statue at Bowring Park, Newfoundland.

Visit the "Fighting Newfoundlander" statue, Bowring Park, that pays tribute to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

Bowring Park's labyrinth, constructed in a grass covered forest clearing, is surrounded by tall Autumn colored trees.
The Labyrinth, Bowring Park.

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.

The Peter Pan statue at Bowring Park is situated in a forest clearing on the banks of a duck pond at Bowring Park.
Peter Pan statue, Bowring Park

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.

The sundial at Bowring Park, surrounded by hedges, is located in a grassy field bordered by Autumn colored trees.
Sundial at Bowring Park.

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.

Beautiful green-red-and gold-colored leaves overhang a small waterfall at Bowring Park, Newfoundland
Autumn colored red and gold foliage overhang a small river at Bowring Park.

Take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds you as you visit the many monuments along the Bowring Park walking trail.

A river that runs through Bowring Park is bordered by Autumn trees ablaze with gold colored foliage.
A river that runs through Bowring Park is bordered by Autumn trees ablaze with gold colored foliage.

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?

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