…A Snowmobiler’s Paradise
Newfoundland, an island in the North Atlantic, is a wonder to behold! What appeals to and brings tourists to this province and keeps them coming back? Tourist attractions in Newfoundland vary from one part of the province to another and are often determined by the season. Could the weather keep bringing people back? Ha, ha, funny, you might say! But let’s think about this! Looking forward to summer vacation? Maybe you should start thinking about a winter getaway vacation where a great tourist attraction exists both for locals and those who come from away. Yes, winter and that great winter attraction is snow!
Spectacular scenery, history and culture are usually the tourist attractions in Newfoundland that keep people coming back. But the drawing card for winter is SNOW! The snow is a winter playground for all who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday work. When the snow flies, don’t be surprised when it comes early in December. That snow is often blanketing the ground until April and often seems in no rush to leave especially in the backcountry of Newfoundland. When visiting in winter, come with a different view of tourist attractions in Newfoundland. Make your tourist attraction backcountry snowmobiling in Newfoundland and enjoy the ride of a lifetime.
With more than 5000 kilometres of snowmobiling trails found in Newfoundland and Labrador, you might choose to visit the Western portion of the province as it is often described as somewhat of a snow belt with an average snowfall of 16 feet most winters. The 883 km T’Railway Provincial Park is a great tourist attraction in Newfoundland crossing the province and follows the old Canadian National rail bed. What better way to experience those trails and wilderness than to go backcountry snowmobiling where you can find some untouched pristine wilderness – a snowmobiler’s paradise! All the ingredients for a tourist attraction are present: easily accessible trails for all level of riders, snow conditions that are usually great, a long snowmobiling season, usually from December to late April or early May, and, as a result, mountains of snow – but be careful there exists the possibility of avalanches! Right before you is a good mix of groomed trails and open terrain over which you will cross flat areas, undulating hills, mountainous and coastal regions. Groomed trails will take you into the remote backcountry area where there will be many opportunities to leave the marked trails and get a taste of powder riding on the unmarked trails. Photography opportunities are in abundance – untouched forests, snowy mountains, wildlife, and panoramic views.
Along the way be prepared to meet one of the best tourist attractions in Newfoundland, its friendly people! Even in backcountry snowmobiling, you will experience that well-known Newfoundland hospitality where locals will offer you a mug-up and maybe some of the traditional Newfoundland cuisine such as homemade bread and jam or molasses, dried caplin, or moose. An invitation into some of the warm-up huts scattered along the snowmobile trails will keep you warm. At the end of your backcountry snowmobiling trek, settle down for a cozy night in one of the many hotels, motels, cabins, chalets, or condominiums in the area.