It’s the 24th of May and we likes to get away
Up in the woods or going out the bay
There’s all kinds of places but the place we likes to get
Is up on the highway in the gravel pits
– Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers / YouTube
Yes b’y, The Pits!
Of course, if you’re anything like me, you’d rather spend the May 2-4 weekend exploring the East Coast Trail, which in a way is a mix of the woods and the bay, and anything but the pits!
If you’re thinking about going camping, maybe you’d like to stay near that amazing sea arch or beautiful beach I posted about last week, both of them are close to an official East Coast Trail campsite:
In case you’re wondering, yes, you are permitted to camp anywhere along the coast, just make sure you respect the environment and minimize your impact: that means absolutely no open fires, and packing out everything you bring in.
For some basic amenities, the official campsites are the way to go though, all of them offer an outdoor toilet, and 4 out of 5 have tent platforms and access to a nearby stream.
If you want to learn more about any of these beautiful locations, consider getting the official paper trail maps from ECTA, or have a look at Newfoundland’s #1 digital hiking guide, the East Coast Trail Guide: