Outdoor Activities

Fishing the unpolluted waters of Newfoundland is an angler's dream, and many outfitters are available to make the dream come true. The website of the Newfoundland & Labrador Outfitters Association contains a list of members, with contact details and online links.

Many provincial parks and both of the national parks have hiking and nature trails, and coastal and forest trails radiate out from most small communities. The East Coast Trail, on the Avalon Peninsula, covers 540 km (336 miles) of coastline, passes through two dozen communities and along cliff tops that provide ideal lookouts for icebergs and seabirds, and is a beautifully maintained international destination for hikers. The East Coast Trail Association has details. Gros Morne Adventures runs guided day and multiday hikes in Gros Morne National Park.

East Coast Trail Association. This organization is a very-well-put-together resource for those who like to hike in groups or on their own. Volunteers lead free scheduled day hikes along all sections of the breathtaking East Coast Trail. If you would rather hike without a guide, you can purchase their printed trail maps, which are detailed, easy to navigate, and list interesting information about each leg to make sure you know "what to look for" so you get the most out of a hike even if you are new to the area. Their website lists, and links to, community resources for food, supplies, overnight camping, or other accommodations for any extended hiking trips. 709/738–4453; www.eastcoasttrail.ca.


Gros Morne Adventures. 709/458–2722; 800/685--4624; grosmorneadventures.com.

Newfoundland & Labrador Outfitters Association. 709/639–5926; 866/470–6562; www.nloa.ca.

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