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What to do on the

On the Northern end of Gros Morne National Park, The Turnip is a great mid-way point for exploring The Great Northern Penninsula. 

Great Northern Peninsula

Adventure Awaits

which way today?

South of The Turnip

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Sunset/Sunrise in Parsons Pond

Some of the most awe inspiring sunsets ever!
If you're an early bird you can view spectaular sunrises as well

No like seriously, check out my page of glorious sunrise/sunset phots in Parsons Pond. Many at the lake outback!!

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Moulting Pond

1 minute walk-out back
Nice walk around the lake
FREAKIN awesome sunsets/sunrises
SEE sunset page!

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Wanderer's Peek Trail

5 minutes south
Newfoundland's only short story trail
5.5 km- approx. 3 hours
Spectacular views!!


Shallow Bay Beach

10 minutes south

Shallow and sandy beach 

Great for swimming or chillin

Often see clams, sand dollar, jelly fish

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Lighthouse Trail

10 minutes south

non active, built in 1909 in the hollow of promontory on Cow Head Summerside accessible by scenic walking trail.

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Old Mail Tail

10 minutes south

An easy 1.5 – 2 hour, 2 km return walk between the sand dunes, forest, and campground at Shallow Bay. Every winter from 1882 to 1952, mailmen travelled it by dogsled to deliver mail along the coast.

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Western Brook Boat Tour

20 minutes south

Popular tour of the fjord at Western Brook

About an hour hike to the boat dock

Great for winter snowshoeing

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Explore Gros Morne

20 minutes south

Guided camping, hiking, kayaking.
Offering single day and multi day tours

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Green Point

30 minutes south

 Almost 500 million years ago, these rocks formed on the bottom of an ancient ocean. 

A short pathway leads to the shoreline for close up views of the rocks or follow the cliff top pathway to a spectacular view over the point.

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Coastal Trail

30 minutes south

An easy2 hour, 6 km return. This trail follows the old mail road along a cobble beach, small ponds and coastal tuckamore that provide a pleasant variety of habitats. Wonderful ocean breezes, lovely sunsets, migrating shorebirds and ducks.

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Berry Hill Trail

35 minutes south

1.5 km short but steep hike, lots of stairs. Climb the trail to several viewpoints atop Berry Hill.
Trail head for Baker's Brook falls also located here. 

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Baker's Brook Falls

41 minutes south

10 km, in and out trail. Easy, mostly board walk. Leading to Baker's Brook Falls

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Berry Head Pond

41 minutes south

2 km, loop. Easy, mostly board walk. Follow this trail around Berry Head Pond and through forest and bogs

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Sweet Rock Ice-cream

45 minutes south
Homemade ice cream made fresh daily using both local ingredients

Plus Aunt Sarah's Chocolate

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Traditions by Miranda

45 minutes south

Art gallery and shop
Must see! Like really!

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Bonne Bay
Marine Station

50 minutes south

The public aquarium is open seasonally and showcases our local marine flora and fauna. When you visit, you will be able to meet our student interpreters who will guide you through the biology and ecology of Bonne Bay.


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Gros Morne Mountain

50 minutes south

2nd highest mountain in Newfoundland
16 km difficult hike
approx. 7 hours
closed until July to protect the flora and fauna


Mattie Mitchell Trail

55 minutes south

This, 250m loop, interpretative trail winds peacefully through the woods to a quiet brook, while telling the story of Mattie Mitchell and the Mi'kmaq in Newfoundland


Lookout Trail

1.5 hours south

5km return loop with steep elevation gain of 70 – 405m. One of the best panoramic vistas in the national park awaits you at the top of this moderate trail. 

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The Tablelands

1.5 hours south
Half a billion years in the making!
Walk on the earth's mantle

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Green Gardens

1hour 45 min south

9km, in and out trail. New switchback route. See roaming sheep and sea stacks.

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North of The Turnip


The Arches

10 minutes north

Awesome rock formations

Great for sunset viewing

If you're into it, you can climb them!!

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Bill's Woods Trail

20 minutes north
Short 1.5 km, in and out, boardwalk trail, leading to a sandy beach, great for swimming!

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Bellburns Community Trail

26 minutes north
1 km hiking trail to the beach. Great place to wander
Lots of rock formations to climb

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Deer Cove

35 minutes north
Hidden Gem! You won't find this palce on any map. Ask me how to get there

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Port Aux Choix

1.25 hours north
The place to see caribou!
They are almost always hanging out by the lighthouse. They are used to visitors, so don't be surprised to have one come up and sniff you!



Loop Trail
Port Au Choix

This 8km hikers made loop connects several official trails


French Rooms

Cultural Centre

1.25 hours north

Costumed Demos of French bread making...and tasting :)


Thrombolite Walking Trail & White Rocks

2 hours north -Flowers Cove 
1 km easy trail
& 1.8 km easy trail
Great for stretching your legs


L'anse Aux Meadows

3.5 hours north
Confirmed Norse site
See the recreated Viking settlement

Not just the historical site, but check out The Norstead Viking Village and hiking trail

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Norstead Viking Village

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