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Autumn scenery in Newfoundland

October is a special time of year to be outdoors, and just in case it’s difficult for some of you to get out of town right now, here is some autumnal Newfoundland scenery you can enjoy from the comfort of your home: These photos are all from my fall visit to Newfoundland in 2018. 🙂

Fall hike on Ochre Hill, Terra Nova

One of the highlights of Terra Nova National Park, the 5 km return hike on Ochre Hill starts out level and easy, before gradually climbing into the hills to reach a panoramic viewpoint that overlooks miles and miles of wilderness. Fall is a great time to go for a walk here, and I did just […]

Miners Path: Topsail to St. Thomas

When I visited Newfoundland last fall I was eager to explore the new additions to the East Coast Trail from Topsail to St. Thomas and St. Philip’s to Portugal Cove. At the time, these trails were in the earliest stages of development, and quite muddy and rough after a spate of wet weather. Of course, […]

La Manche Village waterfalls on a rainy day

When you hike out to the suspension bridge on La Manche Village Path, you’ll find more than a gently swaying footbridge in a beautiful natural setting, you’ll also find excitable wildlife like kingfishers and seals, and a nice waterfall that flows from the La Manche Ponds further inland. Of course, the trail itself comes first: When […]

La Manche Provincial Park in fall colours

Colourful La Manche in October

On my recent visit to Newfoundland I had the chance to visit La Manche Provincial Park after it was closed for the season, and that means my mom and sister and I had the place all to ourselves. We were there to walk the ‘Trail to the Falls’, an easy boardwalk path through the forest […]

Stormy sunset at West Point

Stormy weather is common in the fall, and during my fall visit to Newfoundland one day in particular stood out, October 16th: The weather forecast warned of strong gusts and showers for most of the day, but there was a silver lining: the hours around sunrise and sunset would be gusty, yes, but clear! So, […]

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