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Petty Harbour Newfoundland

© Ray Mackey

​Places to visit nearby


Cape Spear, 20 mts

Perched on a rugged cliff, at our continent’s most easterly point, sits Cape Spear Lighthouse – the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province, a National Historic Site, and an iconic symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador's marine history.


La Manche, 25 mts

Hiking, beautiful suspension bridge, waterfalls and angling. 


Salmonier Nature Park, 40 mts 

A centre for environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation, Salmonier is home to over a dozen species of wildlife and a 3-km boardwalk trail winding through woods and wetlands. Open June to October.  Tel. 709 229 7888 


Mistaken Point, 1 hour 45 mts

Oldest fossils on earth accessible only via a tour. Book in Advance


Cape St Mary’s, Cape Shore, 2 hours

Amazing sea views, can be combined with Saint Vincent’s


Saint Vincent’s, 2 hours

Come see whales from the shore!


Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park, 2 hours

Sandy beach, perfect for picnics


Cataracts Provincial Park, 1 hour

Very near the farm where we source our beef. Deep canyon, lovely walk



 – see also and


  • The Spout, part of the East Coast Trail

  • Mickeleens, part of the East Coast Trail

  • Long Pond Walking Trail (family trail) 

  • La Manche

  • Salmonier (family trail), 3 km of boardwalk

  • Skerwink, Trinity East

  • Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail, Bay Roberts (family trail)

  • Manuels River Trails (family trail)




Ferryland, 40 mts

As well as the Lighthouse Picnics and Colony of Avalon, Ferryland has a Regional Arts Centre, the Southern Shore dinner theater, and the Southern Shore Shamrock festival of traditional music, song and dance which will be held July 20-21st 2024. 


Cupids and Brigus, 50 mts

The rich history of these early English settlements is celebrated in their architecture and people. There are archaeological sites uncovering the secrets of the past at Cupids Cove Plantation, old-style architecture which can be admired in the Hawthorne and an annual three-day festival celebrating the humble blueberry.


For a list of Newfoundland and Labrador historic sites, opening dates and trip planning go to


Dildo, 55-60 mts

As well as having one of the most colourful names in the area, Dildo is home to a craft brewery, museums and hiking trails. 


Trepassey, 1.5-2 hrs

Not only was it the starting point for Amelia Earhart’s 1928 transatlantic flight, Trepassey also has a rich history that’s closely linked to the fishing industry. It’s the nearest town to Mistaken Point and the jumping off point for the annual Cape Race Heritage Days held every August. 


Bonavista, 3 hrs

Lots to see in Bonavista, such as the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, the Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark, the Ryan Premises National Historic site and several museums. There are Hike Discovery trails, and the annual Church Street community Festival with live music, artists, eats and treats and a Mummer’s Parade will be on July 22-28, 2024.


Torbay. 45 mts

Reach Middle Cove Beach along the hiking trails or stay in town and visit the History House and Museums, with its permanent exhibits and art gallery. Torbay is another Avalon destination which hosts an annual music and arts festival, this one in July. 


Bell Island, 45 mts to the ferry terminal

A short ferry ride from Portugal Cove – St. Philips takes you to Bell Island, boasting remarkable geological makeup. Explore on foot or on one of the water-based options. 


© Gord Follett

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