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Terra Nova National Park
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of hours on our way back to St John’s from Gros Morne. This national park is more compact and much easier to see things. With one sprained ankle we didn’t want to hike too far but from our three stops in the park walking and viewing were very easy- and each offered a spectacular view. Our first stop on the Nw side of the park was the southwest arm trail. Washrooms and picnic tables are here. It is only a few meters to the path along the lake. Beautiful on a sunny day. Then up to Blue Hill at 199 m the highest point in the park. A few steps up from the parking lot, about 5 min off the highway, you get the most spectacular views to be seen anywhere in the world. wow! Then we drove to Ochre Hill where there is a tower to climb and an observation deck. Again gorgeous views of the countryside. You must stop if you are driving through the park. From the highway the scenery is the same as everywhere else but get off the road to see why this site was chosen as Canada’s most easterly National Park

3  Thank Lesterbeach
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Make sure you visit the Visitor Centre; there is a touch pool where you can see and touch some of the wildlife from the surrounding sea (starfish, crabs etc. Information as well as maps are available of hikes in the area from the Parks Canada staff. The fairly short (4.5 kms) Ochre Hill trail gives some excellent views over the park and out to sea. Boat tours with Happy Adventure Tours can be booked from the office next to the Visitor Centre and are excellent. Seaton's Seaside Café, also attached to the Visitor Centre offers good snacks as well as more substantial meals; they have inside and outside seating.

Thank Cliff J
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

great place for family visit with active kids, try sea kayaking, hiking, pick up wild berries on the way, so much fun!

Thank Feng L
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were just passing through and decided to stretch our legs and have lunch in the Sandy Pod area. We also visited the Visitor's Center and walked around a bit there. We enjoyed our time, it was quiet and calm depite being SO CLOSE to the TCH. We should have planned for a few days here to enjoy some hiking and paddling. On the list for our next visit to Newfoundland.

Thank MTLcyclebuff
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

many options available for walking trails -- check with the visitors Centre -- short 15 min trail to all day ones nearby -- if you enjoy trail walking -- you should check it out

Thank James G
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