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Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland, offers a family-fun, outdoor, adventure for people of all ages. The nature stroll, consisting of a 3 km boardwalk trail through wetlands and the boreal forest, is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Along the pathway, guests will encounter educational signage and different species of Newfoundland wildlife in natural enclosures. There is no ability to touch the wildlife. The park does not allow pets.

A fenced boardwalk trail extends through the forest at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.
A fenced boardwalk trail extends through the forest at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

The wildlife that are displayed in enclosures are life-long residents, having suffered severe, incurable, injuries in the wild. Because many of the animals are masterful at camouflage +/- concealed from view by natural (and man-made) shelters, they may not always be visible.

Lynx resting in the underbrush under mature tree branches at Salmonier Nature Park, NL
Lynx resting in the underbrush under mature tree branches at Salmonier Nature Park, NL

In addition to the enclosed wildlife, guests will see over 170 types of plants as well as many species of wild birds, rabbits, and other wildlife.

Gray jay perched alongside lichen on a tree bordering the walking trail at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.
Gray jay perched alongside lichen on a tree bordering the walking trail at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

Autumn colors dominate this fern found alongside the boardwalk path at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.
Autumn colors dominate this fern found alongside the boardwalk path at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

Here are some of the nature and wildlife experiences I have photographed on my many trips to Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland.

Woodland caribou resting in an open field at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland
Woodland caribou resting in an open field at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland

Arctic fox sitting in a grassy field in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park.
Arctic fox sitting in a grassy field in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park.

Moose grazing in its enclosed, marshy, woodland at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland.
Moose grazing in its enclosed, marshy, woodland at Salmonier Nature Park.

This tree-bordered wetland is home to Canada Goose, frogs, and other wildlife at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.
This tree-bordered wetland is home to Canada Goose, frogs, and other wildlife at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

This horned owl is one of the oldest residents in captivity at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.
This horned owl is one of the oldest residents in captivity at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

Gryfalcon perched on a ledge in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.
Gryfalcon perched on a ledge in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

A Canada Goose with its tongue extended chases another along a water bank at Salmonier Nature Park.
A Canada Goose with its tongue extended chases another along a water bank at Salmonier Nature Park.

Groundhog looking out through the entrance to its burrow at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland.
Groundhog enjoying fresh vegetables next to the entrance to its burrow at Salmonier Nature Park.

Caribou grazing in its grassy enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland.
Caribou grazing in its grassy enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park.

Red fox lying a grassy, fenced, field at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland.
Red fox lying in a grassy, fenced, field at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland.

Gryfalcon perched on a log with its wings extended in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.
Gryfalcon perched on a log with its wings extended in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

Lynx sheltered under thick tree cover in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland.
Lynx sheltered under thick tree cover in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park.

Newfoundland marten foraging on the ground in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, NL
Newfoundland marten foraging on the ground in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, NL

This woodland caribou, resting in an open field in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park has shed its antlers.
This woodland caribou, resting in an open field in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park has shed its antlers.

Mink slithering through tall grass in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park., Newfoundland.
Mink slithering through tall grass in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park.

Pair of bald eagles interacting at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland
Pair of bald eagles interacting at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland

At Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland, this trout-filled river runs through thick reeds in a wetland bordered by trees.
At Salmonier Nature Park, this trout-filled river runs through thick reeds in a wetland bordered by trees.

Groundhog climbing a tree trunk in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.
Groundhog climbing a tree trunk in its enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

Arctic fox standing in a grassy field looking at a tree line in its protective enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland.
Arctic fox standing in a grassy field looking at a tree line in its protective enclosure at Salmonier Nature Park.

Red fox sitting near a log in a grassy field at Salmonier Nature Park
Red fox sitting near a log in a grassy field at Salmonier Nature Park

Otter standing on a grassy water bank at Salmonier Nature Park.
Otter standing on a grassy water bank at Salmonier Nature Park.


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Sandra Murray, author of this blog and operator of Murray House Vacation Home in Pouch Cove, NL.
Sandra Murray, author of this blog and operator of Murray House Vacation Home in Pouch Cove, NL.

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