Gros Morne National Park is the second largest park in Atlantic Canada. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site encompassing a plethora of scenic locations. Gros Morne National Park is home to the finest gifts of mother nature according to many travellers. If you want to indulge in the beauty and adventure of Gros Morne National Park, here’s some of our must-do bucket list items:
Hike the Tablelands
The Tablelands, one of the most distinct pieces of nature on the planet, is the result of the combining of two continents over billions of years. From this phenomenon reveals The Mantle, a layer of the Earth normally hidden beneath the Earth’s thin outer layer, The Crust. Very few have seen the Earth’s surface is such a raw and natural state. If you’re visiting Gros Morne, tick this incredible and rare natural occurrence off your list.
Conquer Gros Morne Mountain
The tip of Gros Morne Mountain is home of the second highest peak in Newfoundland. Want to say you’ve reached it? Then head to Gros Morne National Park. Although this hike is quite difficult, you’re rewarded at the end with a beautiful view of Bonne Bay Ten Mile Pond.
Lobster Cove Head & Lighthouse
Lobster Cove Head features a beautiful trail venturing through Tuckamore forest and across the coastal landscape. It’s the perfect place to settle down with a packed lunch to spot whales and enjoy the scenery. It’s also home to a beautiful, historic lighthouse once used to guide ships from our rocky shores.
If you want to see Gros Morne from a different point of view, perhaps book a kayak tour to enjoy the views from the water. With many different tours to choose from (one even including an evening of music and a free pint!) there’s something for adventurers of all ages. For more information on local kayak tours click here.
Skiing in Burridges Gulch
Not travelling to Newfoundland during the summer season? Not to worry, there are always tons of fun winter activities happening in Gros Morne National Park. Visit Burridges Gulch, an unmarked route over gentle terrain. This skiing trail is rewarding for both beginner and experienced backcountry skiers. This trail has a length of 7 km return and would take around 2-4 hours to traverse.
The Jenniex House
If you’re passing through Gros Morne National Park, we recommend visiting The Jenniex House at Norris Point. Known as ‘The Photographer’s Paradise, the old 1926 saltbox heritage home has been restored and filled with artifacts. It also captures a spectacular view of Bonne Bay and The Tablelands. Enjoy a freshly baked good or refreshing beverage from their gift shop and bakery while exploring the history and nature surrounding this little home.
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Gros Morne National Park offers many fun activities for families, groups, and couples.
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