How to Stay Alive when Berry Picking in Newfoundland This Fall

With the cooler autumn temperatures and the trees expressing vibrant fall colors, berry pickers are coming out in droves for the annual bounty of blueberries, blackberries, mushrooms, and dozens of other Newfoundland edible plants  that cover Newfoundland’s coastlines and forests. With so … Read More

Snorkling in Newfoundland

Secret Beaches, Swimming Spots, and Freshwater Paddling Near Whale House Guest House

Looking for a great place to swim and relax on the beach? Want to go snorkeling without having to worry about putting on a wetsuit? The coastline in Newfoundland is beautiful and our ocean beaches are amazing, but if you want … Read More

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The Secret Snowshoe Trail to The Spout

So you want to snowshoe to The Spout but are not interested in doing the massive march from the Goulds or Bay Bulls which can make a trip to The Spout a multi-day adventure. You’ve heard it’s possible to access The Spout via a shortcut snowshoe route in the winter that’s not part of the East Coast Trail, but where exactly is the shortcut? This is a closely guarded locals secret, but we’re about to share it with you. … Read More

Tors Cove - Sleepy little town with great views

Tors Cove Village

The sleepy town of Tors Cove should be on the bucket list for anyone visiting the Witless Bay and greater Marine Ecological Reserve area here on the Avalon Peninsula. Tors Cove Village is a short drive from St. John’s and … Read More

Tips for Hiking In Newfoundland

Top 10 East Coast Trail Summer Hikes

The East Coast Trail in Newfoundland is famous for world class hikes that take hikers along coastlines littered with whales and islands covered with rare seabirds. It’s easy to encounter moose, fox, ptarmigan, puffins, picnic spots, grassy meadows, and secret … Read More

13 Must Visit Sections of the Great Trail

If it’s outdoor adventure you’re craving, you can’t do much better than The Great Trail. At 24,140 kilometres, it’s the longest recreational trail network in the entire world. Not only does it weave its way across Canada — the world’s … Read More

Colony of Avalon – can you dig it?

With every scrape of an archaeologist’s trowel, stirring of a pot, or planting of a seed, we’re coming a little bit closer to understanding the history of the Colony and the lives of the people who lived here. Think early … Read More

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A Photograhers Picture-Perfect Weekend in Newfoundland

This classic route around the Avalon Peninsula clocks in at about 200 miles. Sampling a small piece of it, Lindsey realized she’d probably need a couple days to do it right. “My definition of a good driving tour for photos? Pulling over to the side of the road every five minutes for photos, which I totally did on the Irish Loop,” she says. “There are so many epic photo-ops: winding roads, wildlife, rivers, lakes, mountains, cliffs, islands, lighthouses, kooky souvenir shops—you name it. My advice for fellow photographers doing the loop: Bring a picnic, an extra camera battery, and if you’re traveling with someone else, make sure they’re really patient.” … Read More

CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS

If you’re a foodie, odds are you’re familiar with Chanterelle mushrooms. A favorite of gourmet chefs all over the world, the Chanterelle, belonging to the genus Cantharellus, is the most popular of all the wild mushroom species. Chanterelle mushrooms are very aromatic, meaty, and pair great with chicken and pork. … Read More

Picnic in Newfoundland

LIGHTHOUSE PICNICS

Lighthouse Picnic Do you like picnics as much as we do? There’s something really special about eating outside on a nice summer day. If you’re looking for a world class picnic experience without the hassle of actually making and packing … Read More