Scenic Travel Routes As Tourist Attractions In Newfoundland
Kick off your holiday this summer by taking a road trip to see great scenic Newfoundland tourist attractions. The western region has an abundance of Newfoundland tourist attractions and could take weeks to explore. The city of Corner Brook, ideally located on the west coast, serves as a good base to begin exploring. Serving as tourist attractions in Newfoundland, driving the many scenic routes give you access to the arts, historical buildings, museums, lighthouses, parks and numerous outdoor activities.
Explore the beautiful Humber Valley stretching 70 kilometres along the banks of the Humber River from Corner Brook to Deer Lake. Take a kayaking or canoeing trip or go rafting on the Humber River. Hike the trails for spectacular views. For the thrill of a lifetime spend an afternoon zip lining and/or conquering an obstacle course near Marble Mountain – one of the most popular tourist attractions in Newfoundland. Visit Humber Valley Resort and go golfing. Go to Pasadena for something to eat and enjoy a day at Pasadena beach. Head on to Deer Lake for more golfing on the banks of the Humber River. Stay the night at the municipal park right on the lakeshore. Visit the Insectarium in Deer Lake, another of the great Newfoundland tourist attractions!
Follow the 45 km Admiral Pallister’s Route, the highway along the north shore of Humber Arm on Route 440 taking you from Irishtown to Cox’s Cove – a great area for hiking and seeing wildlife. Stop at McIver’s to see the tern colony on a small island just off shore. Get a close-up look at the birds from the telescope installed at the parking area.
Follow the 47 km Captain Cook’s Trail on the south shore of Humber Arm along Route 450 taking you from Corner Brook to Lark Harbour. Along this route access several hiking trails, spend some time in Blow Me Down Provincial Park and enjoy the beach or take a hike. Go to Bottle Cove near Lark Harbour and go swimming, hiking or overnight camping.
Tourist attractions in Newfoundland often come in the form of small, isolated islands off the coast of Newfoundland. Taking Route 480 off Route 1, the 148 km Caribou Trail will take you through evergreen forest to rocky, barren land with tuckamore forest enroute to Burgeo. From Burgeo, take a ferry to the islands of Ramea, Grey River and Francois. Back on the mainland at Burgeo, visit more Newfoundland tourist attractions, especially the beautiful Sandbanks Provincial Park. A popular place for kayakers, Sandbanks Provincial Park is a ‘cool’ place to swim with sandy beaches as far as the eye can see.
Also off Route 1, take Route 460 or 490 to discover the 148 km French Ancestor’s Trail which takes you from Stephenville or St. George’s to the Port aux Port Peninsula and all the communities in between. Communities such as Mainland, Cape St. George, DeGrau, and Lourdes are the hub for french tourist attractions in Newfoundland. Take in beautiful and rugged coastline and if you are lucky take in a French folk festival.
Other interesting scenic drives to see some Newfoundland tourist attractions include the 60 km Codroy Valley International Wetlands, the 45 km Granite Coast Scenic Drive and the 104 km Three Rivers Scenic Drive. Don’t miss any of those scenic drives if you have plenty of time!