Corner Brook Stream Trail offers great views, is well maintained, and offers easy access from almost anywhere in town.
Three things that really stood out were: the boat trip on the Western Brook Pond inland fjords, touring the Viking settlement and Whale-watching. Of course, just driving around was a pleasure in itself because of the scenery. We saw 6 Moose during our day trips - keep off the roads at night for the same reason! Photo of Western Brook Pond with a boat turned to head back to start of trip.
Despite the fantastic scenery and attractions combined with very friendly people, Newfoundland is totally unspoiled. There are no crowds and all amenities are very reasonably priced.
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41 Maple Valley Rd, Corner Brook, NF A2H6T2
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48 West St, Corner Brook, NF A2H2Z2
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Maple Valley Rd., Corner Brook, A2H 6G7, Canada
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P.O. Box 370, Corner Brook, A0L 1K0, Canada
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It is a long drive just to get to the northern tip of Nova Scotia at North Sydney. We stayed there at a B&B before catching the Marine Atlantic ferry across to Port aux Basques in the morning. This is a 6 hour trip for about Can. $110 (car and 2 people) each way - comes with entertainment and walking on deck or sitting inside.
The highway system in Newfoundland exceeded my expectations. It is a divided 4-lane highway all the way from Port aux Basques to the turn-off to Gros Morne. From there the highway all the way to St. Anthony's at the northern tip is all first class (2-lane).
As I've seen mentioned here already, moose at night are very very dangerous, and accidents with them range from minor bumps where moose actually run into the vehicles(I've actually witnessed this), to full collisions where the animal can smash a windsheild, and its legs trash around inside a vehicle. No, you will not have time to react, as many moose sprint onto the road. Many people have been seriously injured this way. Another animal that you have to be aware of while driving(In particularly, the Northern Penninsula), is the caribou, which is not so big as a moose, but can pack quite a punch. These guys are not afraid of passing vehicles and sometimes, make a dash across highways, day or night. The daytime driving is not so much a problem, but please, while driving at night, don't even drive the speed limit, or you may have a unwanted wildlife encounter.
Newfoundland is full of big Moose - 127,000 of them at last count. You will see the occasional one along the highway through the daytime but they are out in force at night - on the highways too. They are dark (hard to see) and heavy when they fall onto your windshield and crush it. Gros Morne has a sign with the latest statistics for the year (13 moose and 7 caribou accidents so far that year in the park). Do not drive around at night if you have any sense (PS - I hit one in Maine on Interstate-95 so I know what they can do)!
This is just a short note on the caves of Corner Brook. There are some small ones located in a couple different places on the outskirts of Corner Brook. This may be interesting to you sperlunkers out there. I will add more info and pics, along with GPS position on the cave, as soon as I go back to them. They are deep enough for at least a 10 or 15 minute walk down into the earth. The last time(2001) I was into them though, the end was jammed up with logs, so I couldn't continue on to the end.
We did not spend much time in Corner Brook but did notice that it has a very picturesque setting in the Humber River with high hills surrounding it. After doing a bit of shopping in town and getting some films developed, we drove up to this very scenic spot in the hills overlooking the city. Corner Brook is the largest settlement on the west coast of Newfoundland, with a large pulp&paper mill as it's economic mainstay.
Fondest memory: All of the people we met in Newfoundland were extremely friendly - we were even chastised for locking our car!