Discover What Newfoundland Tourist Attractions Have To Offer…
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Sea kayaking, hiking, caving, zip lining, mountain biking … Newfoundland has an abundance of adventure travel activities and extreme sport adventures such as those! Imagine taking part in many of those adventures in pretty much the one area – at the head of the Bay of Islands and at the mouth of the Humber River, beneath the Long Range Mountains! This western Newfoundland location, in particular Corner Brook and Steady Brook is the backdrop for those adventures that are really great Newfoundland tourist attractions. Western Newfoundland offers adventure travel experiences that are as varied as the landscape surrounding it.
Tourists and adventure travellers are enticed to visit the west coast of Newfoundland at this time of the year when the fall season brings brilliant, vibrant and magnificent colours to the forest. Take a canoe or kayak trip down the Humber River and view the communities that rest on its shores. Take it all in as you are surrounded by trees that are beginning now to change their colors. Look up and see the hills on each side of the river and the TransCanada Highway and you will see those hills clothed in varying shades of oranges, reds and yellows. Consider some mountain biking which is becoming one of the big outdoor Newfoundland tourist attractions!
When you get off the water, consider the thrill of a lifetime – take a ride on the zip line near Marble Mountain in the Humber Valley to get a colourful view as you zip 285 ft above the ground and over the Steady Brook falls. Climb the 50 m high ropes course at the base of Marble Mountain and once you catch your breath, take a panoramic look around and enjoy the view.
The spectacular autumn colors are surrounding you when you take advantage of the many hiking trails in the area including the 2.5 hiking trail on the part of the Appalachian Trail near Man In The Mountain. Located about 30 minutes from Corner Brook, hike the Copper Mine trail which is also part of the international Appalachian Trail. Considered a bit of a challenging hike to the top, for those who love adventure travel it will be worth every bit of sweat endured. Stop at the various look outs and take in the beautiful views of the Bay of Islands including Seal’s Nest and Governor’s Island.
For those who love adventure travel, one of the very unique Newfoundland tourist attractions might catch your eye – the Corner Brook cave system. Get your helmets and headlights and head out to explore the geology of the caves. It gets pretty tight in some of the different passages and be prepared for the underground stream which is a branch of the Corner Brook stream. Take some time to explore the city of Corner Brook by walking the Corner Brook stream trail, do some more hiking or do boat tours on the Bay of Islands.