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Terra Nova National Park

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Address: Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2L0, Canada
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+1 709-533-2801

Terra Nova National Park is a place where long fingers of the North...

Terra Nova National Park is a place where long fingers of the North Atlantic Ocean touch the island boreal forest of Eastern Newfoundland. Rocky headlands provide shelter from the awesome power of the open ocean. The landscape of the park varies from the rugged cliffs and sheltered inlets of the coastal region to the rolling forested hills, bogs and ponds of the inland. Cultural history abounds in the remnants of sawmills and past human cultures.

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Fall Foliage in Full Bloom Was Beautiful

The park was closed for the season when we were there. I would have thought that you should be able to at least drive through but it seems that between the end of Sept. and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Peterborough, Canada
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Kemptville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My two boy (ages 6 and 8) had a fantastic time hiking and exploring the visitor centre at Terra Nova National Park. After driving in the car for a few hours the whole family needed to stretch their legs. We went hiking on the Sandy Pond trail. It was well marked and easily accessible. The flora and fauna of this... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The park was closed for the season when we were there. I would have thought that you should be able to at least drive through but it seems that between the end of Sept. and Thanksgiving that a lot of things just close. We still managed to drive around the outskirts of the park and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage... More 

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went to the park to do some kikes and really enjoyed the experience. The trails are well kept and lots to keep you busy. Only issue is if staying on East side of park (and not camping in the park) you have to drive ~ 30 kms (almost length of park) to get a permit that is required to... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Always enjoyed TNNP from the mid 60's when I lived there to just a visit now and then to the camp grounds or just a drive through to the wharf or Saltons Brook. Unfortunately its gone quite commercial lately and has lost the great personality it once had, but aside with that it's beautiful and a must visit on your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Pros: Malady Head: Provides a moderately-strenuous hike though a very mossy forest with lots of mushrooms. Eventually leads to a scenic view overlooking the bay/cove/fjord. Got to see some Indian Pipe along the edge of the parking lot. Blue Hill Lookout Tower: Provides a scenic view of the valley and has two Adirondack chairs for visitors to sit and admire... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Terra Nova is a beautiful park and a great place to stop and spend a full day or so on your drive across Newfoundland. We camped in Malady Head campground for two nights. Fairly typical campground. We were able to squeeze in two hikes: Buckley Cove Trail and Malady Head Trail (excellent views). If you want to go for a... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The oTentix are really nice. Clean airy and open. We had an amazing time at the park. Free wifi a little store and lots of playgrounds.

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Oxbow, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty drive even when it raining. Not much to see other than nature and road construction. We didn't get off the highway at all.

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St. John's, Canada
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Brought my two children (ages 10 & eight) to visit the touch tank at Saltons Brook. We throughly enjoyed it. And the young man working at the front desk was very helpful. Also visited Sandy Pond. Beautiful spot for those with young children as the water is quite shallow.

Thank lobelle
Hod Hasharon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We were on our way from Port Rexton to Fogo Island and decided to make a short stop at Terra Nova Park. The Visitor Center is beautifully presented and very informative. We watched a short video on the park and decided on what to do with our short time (based also upon recommendations from one of the Rangers on site).... More 

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