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Trip Report 2 week Girl Trip in Newfoundland

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I went for a 2 week girls trip with my two girlfriends. Our trip involved a lot of nature walks, hikes, wildlife viewing, lighthouse views, and small towns. We are in our early thirties/late twenties.

Our entire trip was blogged at: http://ontherocktrip.blogspot.com/

Below is the itinerary. I welcome questions.

Day 1: (Friday, Aug 3)
- Drive from Kennebunkport to Fundy National Park and camp at Pointe Wolf Campground

Day 2: (Saturday, Aug 4 )
- Drive from Fundy National Park to North Sydney, NS.
- Board Ferry for NFLD – SLEEP ON FERRY

Day 3: (Sunday, Aug 5)
– Drive to Gros Morne National Park, stop in Corner Brook for supplies
– Visit Discovery Centre
– Hike Green Gardens Hike
– Check into Berry Hill Campground

Day 4: (Monday, Aug 6)
– Hike Gros Morne Mountain
– Spend night at Berry Hill Campground

Day 5: (Tuesday, Aug 7 )
– Hike Bakers Brook Falls Trail

Gros Morne National Park
– Visit Lobster Cove Lighthouse and have picnic lunch
– Hike Berry Hill trail
– Sunset walk on Berry Pond
– Camp at Berry Hill Campground

Day 6: (Wednesday, Aug 8 )
– Go on Western Brook Pond Boat Trip
– Visit and picnic at Shallow Bay Beach
– Hike Lighthouse Trail in Cow’s Head
– Camp at Berry Hill Campground

Day 7: (Thursday, Aug 9)
- Hike Tablelands Trail
- Drive from Gros Morne to Twillingate.
- Stop at "Prime Berth interpretation centre.
- Eat at J and J Restaurant
- See Split Peas Musical Group
- Stay at Echos of the Ocean B and B

Day 8: (Friday, Aug. 10)
- Stay at Echos of the Ocean B&B

Signal Hill, St. John's
- Visit Twillingate Lighthouse and Titanic exhibit.
- Visit the Auk Island Winery for wine tasting
- Dinner at All Around the Circle Dinner Theatre
- Stay at Echos of the Ocean B and B


Day 9: (Saturday, Aug. 11)
- Drive coast to town of Newton. Walk around town and have tea and pie at Rebecca’s tea room.
- Drive to Terra Nova National Park
- Hike Coastal Trail
- Visit Visitor Center
- Camp at Newman Sound Campground


Day 10: (Sunday, Aug. 12)
- Walk Sandy Pond Trail and eat picnic at Sandy Pond at Terra Nova National Park.
- Drive to top of Blue Hill (highest point in park)
- Hike Malady Head Trail
- Camp at Newman Sound Campground

Day 11: (Monday, Aug. 13)
- Drive to Bonavista Penninsula
- Visit Dungeon Provincial Park
- Visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse
- Dinner and Irish live music at Walkham’s Gate Pub
- Evening “Lunch” at B and B
- Stay at Harbourview B and B

Day 12: (Tuesday, Aug. 14)

East Coast Trail
- Hike Skerwink Trail in Trinity
- Drive to St. John’s
- Visit Cape Spear
- Dinner at friend’s house
- Stay with friends

Day 13: (Wednesday, Aug. 15)
- Visit and Hike trail at Signal Hill
- Take tour and tasting at Quidi Vidi Brewery
- Walk around downtown and shop. Lunch at the Hummus Hut.
- Beers and Apps at Yellow Belly Brewery on George St.
- Dinner at Piatto Italian Restaurant/Pizzeria
- Screeched in at Trapper Johns on George Street
- Music and beers at O’Reilly’s Pub on George Street

Day 14: (Thursday, Aug. 16)
- Drive to La Manche Provincial Park
- Hike trail to falls at campground
- Camp at La Mache Campground

Day 15: (Friday, Aug. 17)
- Hike section of East Coast Trail near LaManche
- Dinner at Gannet’s Nest restaurant
- Stay at Bird Island Resort

Day 16: (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Avalon Peninsula
- Visit Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Preserve and gannet colony
- Hike Castle Hill Trail in Placentia
- Lunch and coffee at Phillip’s Café in Placentia
- Take ferry from Argentia

Day 17: (Sunday, Aug. 19)
- Arrive in Nova Scotia. Drive back in Kennebunkport, ME

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