Newfoundland Travel - One Day Agenda Part 2

Updated: Feb 17

This is a suggestion for a one day travel itinerary for those visiting Newfoundland's east coast and includes a visit to Cape Spear, Petty Harbour, Bowring Park, and Lester's Farm. Some of these venues hold special events during the summer that may be of interest to you. The amount of time you wish to spend in each destination will influence the amount of time it takes to see visit attraction and your one day agenda can easily become a 2 or 3 day event.



CAPE SPEAR

Cape Spear's original lighthouse, with its red and white dome, sits on a grass covered cliff surrounded by a white fence.
The original lighthouse at Cape Spear opened in 1836 and operated by the Cantwell family.

Cape Spear, Newfoundland, is a popular tourist destination because of its visual appeal, its rich historical presence and role in naval defense, its location as being the most eastern point in North America (with the exception of Greenland), and its beautiful lighthouses. Cape Spear is a 45 minute drive from my home in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland. #mosteasterlypoint #newfoundland #capespear #lighthouse #aesthetic #travel #nationalhistoricsite #destinationstjohns



The lighthouse tower at Cape Spear is erected on the rugged coastline overlooking the mighty north Atlantic ocean.
Lighthouse tower on the outer cliffs of Cape Spear overlooking the ocean.

Large, rust pitted, canon, concealed in a circular concrete trench, overlooking the open sea and distant horizon at Cape Spear.
One of the two disappearing guns located at Cape Spear, Newfoundland.


A boardwalk trail parallels the beautiful, grass covered, cliffs overlooking the ocean and distant horizon at Cape Spear.
A boardwalk trail parallels the Atlantic coast at Cape Spear, Newfoundland.

Communication centers (chat rooms) hidden in the cliffs of Cape Spear helped soldiers anticipate advancing troops and prepare defensive action.
Communication centers (chat rooms) hidden in the cliffs of Cape Spear.


Inside Cape Spear's underground concrete bunker is an illuminated corridor.
Illuminated corridor inside an underground concrete bunker at Cape Spear.

A green plaque mounted to a large rock near the ocean's edge marks Cape Spear as the "most easterly point" in North America.
"Most easterly point" landmark at a lookout point at Cape Spear, Newfoundland.

Lighthouse keeper's residence has an old fashioned, yellow, kitchen with kiln, antique furnishings, and wax candlesticks.
The kitchen in the lighthouse keeper's residence at Cape Spear is restored to 1839.

This merchant map, used by the Cape Spear lighthouse keeper in the 19th century, identified merchants approaching the coast.
Merchant map used by Cape Spear lighthouse keeper in the 19th century.

A boardwalk trail on Cape Spear, Newfoundland, provides picturesque coastal views, green spaces, and a lighthouse tower.
Cape Spear is renowned for its aesthetic views, its lighthouse, and its historical significance.

For those inclined, why not hike the rugged East Coast Trail in Cape Spear?



 

PETTY HARBOUR

Several houses in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, are located nearby a wharf at the base of a mountain.
Several houses in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, are located nearby a wharf at the base of a mountain.

Explore the rural, culturally rich, fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, located just 11 minutes from Cape Spear. Its friendly residents, relaxed way of life, aesthetic views, and local businesses along narrow streets provide an ambience of life in a small Newfoundland town. #rural #pettyharbour #newfoundland #fishingvillage

At the base of a mountain in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, there are several colorful buildings located along the rocky coastline.
At the base of a mountain in Petty Harbour, there are several colorful buildings located along the rocky coastline.

Funny rock art directed to clean up of animal waste was seen next to a boulder in a private yard.
Funny rock art was seen next to a boulder in a private yard.

There are fishing boats and private houses located along the side of the community wharf in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland.
There are fishing boats and private houses located along the sides of the community wharf in Petty Harbour.

While in the community, be sure to savor a feast of a Newfoundland favourite, fish and chips, at Chafe's Landing.



Although I have never been ziplining, myself, it is on my "bucket list" of things to do in the future. There is a ziplining business operating in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, the link for which I will include below should you be interested in learning more. I can not provide a testimonial about this service as I have no affiliation and discovered the business merely by exploring the community. #northatlanticziplines #newfoundland #pettyharbour #exploreoutdoors #experiencenewfoundland #adventure #thingstodo #nature #thrill #outdoors #tourismnewfoundland

There is also a mini-aquarium located in the community. It is a "catch and release" aquarium designed to educate guests about marine life through "hands-on touch tank exhibits, live animal displays, and one-on-one science interpretation." (this detail was found on the mini aquarium business page) Check details and hours of operation by following the link below.



 

BOWRING PARK

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.

Bowring Park, Newfoundland, is located in St. John's, a travel distance of only 19 minutes from Petty Harbour. Explore the natural beauty of Newfoundland outdoors as you stroll past roaring rivers through the forest and enjoy the sounds of birds singing in the trees of Bowring Park. A family oriented park, children just love to visit the duck pond and the Peter Pan statue. Pay tribute to our fallen our soldiers of WW1 by visiting the memorial statues, the Caribou Monument, the Beaumont Hamel plaque, and the Fighting Newfoundlander statue found in the park. #bowringpark, #newfoundland, #caribou, #peterpan, #tourismnl, #nature, #birding #canada #cariboumonument #beaumonthamel #fightingnewfoundlander #statue #memorial

The Caribou Monument at Bowring Park stands a rocky ledge surrounded by mature trees
The Caribou monument at Bowring Park pays tribute to veterans of WW1.

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.

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.

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

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

This tufted duck, a small water bird, is wading peacefully in the duck pond at Bowring Park.
Tufted duck, one of the many species of ducks, that frequently visit the Bowring Park duck pond.


 

LESTER'S FARM

Nubian goat walking next to a hay filled barn at Lesters Farm petting zoo.
Nubian goat at Lesters Farm petting zoo.

Take time to visit Lester's Farm, a travel distance of 4 minutes from Bowring Park, Newfoundland. Here you will be able to purchase fresh produce, locally made pastries and treats, and even ice cream. Family fun is a surety at the farm with activities such as the "corn maze, wagon rides, games, straw jump, fall props, petting barn, bee observatory and more!"(as per information from their company website).



Alpaca at Lesters Farm petting zoo, Newfoundland.
Alpaca at Lesters Farm petting zoo.

Emu at Lesters Farm petting zoo, Newfoundland.
Emu at Lesters Farm petting zoo, Newfoundland.

Hay lawn displays at Lesters Farm, Newfoundland.
Hay lawn displays at Lesters Farm, Newfoundland.

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