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From the stoplights, continue on the 430 until the Ultramar Gas station - and take a right turn just before the Ultramar - and follow the road about 10 kilometres until the town of Goose Cove.. Follow the road until it ends at the tip.. (This drive is incredibly beautiful..) Park in front of the church and walk the boardwalk until the designated lookout.. An amazing place for whale watching (in season).. Allow about 30 minutes..
For those who are more ambitious, head left from the designated lookout - and start climbing the mountain trails overlooking the Atlantic.. You will be rewarded with spectacular vistas of the Newfoundland coast and scenes of the town of Goose Cove..
Warning: Keep pets and children close-by - as some parts of this hike follow closely along sheer cliffs, high above the ocean..
Great Brehat is accessed via a left-turn (at the marked intersection), approximately 1 kilometre before entering St. Anthony - (another beautiful drive).. When you enter the village of Great Brehat, take a left at the T-intersection and follow the road until it ends at a small parking lot.. You will see the boardwalk from there.. This trail is rated easy, allow 30 minutes.. You will be rewarded with scenery of a beautiful fishing village and immense rocky cliffs, stretching into the distance.. A very peaceful place for a picnic..
St. Carol's is accessed along the way to Great Brehat.. You will be in awe at the beautiful panorama as you descend the steep hill into St. Carol's.. Park your car near the wharf, where you will see the boardwalk.. Rated moderate, due to some steep sections.. Allow 30-60 minutes.. You will be rewarded with amazing vistas of Atlantic coastline.. The more adventurous can venture along the tall cliffs, northwards along more rugged trails..
During winter, the snowshoeing (along snowmobile trails going northward along the ocean cliffs) is phenomenal.. Snowshoeing enthusiasts should not miss this opportunity of a lifetime..
St. Lunaire is an amazingly picturesque town - with a beautiful trail.. Park in front of the school playground (about halfway through town) - and follow the trail up the mountain through a system of boardwalks, stairs and groomed trail.. You will be rewarded by a designated lookout at the top of the mountain overlooking St. Lunaire and the Atlantic coastline mountains.. Watch out for wildlife on this trail - as it is quite common to encounter moose or coyotes (very safe, just keep a short distance).. Allow 90 minutes.. Rated moderate due to long climb up the mountain..
St. Anthony Bight Loop - Picnic Area
Pack a picnic lunch and head for the scenic St. Anthony Bight Loop Picnic Area.. A gravel road walkway allow you to view the beautiful scenery in this area.. Take the turn-off towards St. Anthony Bight just before arriving into St. Anthony and look for the marked sign on your right..
Hay Cove, Quirpon, L'Anse aux Meadows
On your way to L'Anse aux Meadows (Historic Viking landing site), note the many lookout-platforms on top of most huge fjords overlooking the ocean (St. Lunaire-Griquet, Hay Cove, L'Anse aux Meadows).. Most of these lookouts have ample parking at the base of the fjords.. Also, make sure to visit Quirpon.. Park near the water - and walk the scenic Quirpon road loop (30-40 minutes)..
Travel the Viking Trail to St. Anthony and view a land that is unique & magical.. Experience nature at it's finest, enjoy boat tours that will leave lasting memories and meet friendly people along the way..