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