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Things to do in the area

Things to do in the area

The Road to the Beaches Area Attractions

Happy Adventure Tours explores the rugged coast of Bonavista Bay.  This bay is considered by many the finest boating waters found anywhere in the world. The sheltered inlets and fjords provide scenic highways to abandoned island settlements of days gone by.  Nesting eagles, puffins and wild goats inhabit these islands today.

Come explore some incredible caves, see giant icebergs, watch whales play, catch a cod fish, and enjoy activities too many to mention as you design and plan your custom boat adventure.  Customized trips upon request and by reservation only.

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The Damanble Trail is a network of 4 trails,  the Coastal Ridge, High Tide, Old Schoolhouse and Salvage Trails. Visit Damnable Trail for more information.

Gift Shop, Art Exhibit, Theatre, Children Arts & Crafts Program, Provincial Tourism Information Centre.

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This museum is 139 years old making it the oldest building in Salvage. It contains antiques and memorabilia of domestic life from the 19th century to the present.

Enjoy a 45 minute ferry ride from Burnside to experience Old World Charm on the only inhabited island in Bonavista Bay.

Escape to nature and enjoy hiking, wildlife and camping, or spend the day at Sandy Pond, with supervised fresh water swimming. Take part in scheduled walks, displays and evening programs that interpret the park’s natural and cultural heritage.

The newly renovated Terra Nova National Park Visitor Centre is not to be missed. Discover the mysteries of the ocean with guided tours of the touch tank and aquariums, or see for yourself and explore the ocean with Happy Adventure Tours (Boat Tours, Sea Kayaking Tours & Rentals). Leave with a memento at the gift shop, fill up at the restaurant, and take a look at photos of the Visitor Centre and Park. Provincial Tourism Information Available. Marine Interpretation Centre is now open.

The Glovertown Museum is located at the Janes House, built in 1898, featuring rooms dedicated to Resettlement, Boat Building, Logging and Local History and a gift shop.

Located in Sandy Cove, you can have a picnic or go for a swim. Can you guess why it got its name? Take a walk on the nature trail. Crooked Tree Park is a great spot for a family outing with its sandy beaches, nature trail and other facilities including a sheltered cooking area, playground, change rooms, picnic tables and toilets.

Take a stroll on groomed walking trails around a beautiful watershed while taking in the spectacular scenery.

Located on the road to Salvage, Wild Cove Park is a great spot for a family outing. It has a fire pit on the beach, a nature trail and other facilities including a sheltered cooking area, playground, picnic tables and toilets.

A sandy beach overlooking the ocean in the town of Eastport. This beach features change rooms, sheltered cooking areas, picnic tables, toilet facilities, and did we mention the fantastic beach?

Located in Sandy Cove, you can have a picnic or go for a swim. Can you guess why it got its name? Take a walk on the nature trail to Sandy Cove Head. Sandy Cove Beach is a great spot for a family outing with its sandy beaches, nature trail and other facilities including change rooms and toilets.

This historic structure is over 78 years old and it was intended to be a pulp and sulphite mill. The construction of the mill stopped in 1921 due to financial difficulties of its Norwegian benefactor.

The Road to the Beaches is a haven for birdwatchers. Centered around Terra Nova National Park, birdwatchers can anticipate viewing owls, bald eagles and numerous Boreal forest birds. Occasionally, rare birds such as the Eurasian Oyster catcher, and the Common Redshank have been sighted on the beaches of the Eastport Peninsula.

For more details about the surrounding area please visit: www.roadtothebeaches.ca and for the event calendar please visit: www.beachesheritagecentre.ca

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