What are you most interested in? There are whales off shore here and lots of bird sanctuaries. Gatherall’s boat tours out of bay Bulls is lovely. If you are going to be on the west coast, Gross Morne and the Humber River is lovely, especially for Salmon fishing. If you are staying on the Avalon Pennisula. Salmonier Nature park is quite nice, and twin peaks pond is a lovely trip in a canoe. You can rent canoes here fairly easily.
Woody Island excursions is also lovely especially for an adult trip. You stay on Woddy Island for a weekend and they have bon fires on the beach, and Newfoundland music, food, and a great time is usually had by all. If you are staying in the St. john’s area, the Signal Hill tatoo really proviudes a glimpse to the past in the life of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the military histry of our province. Cape Spear is lovely and you can bring a picnic lunch, and look for whales off the coast, and see some of the old cannons used to defend St. John’s from German U-boats during the second WW. Bell Island is a nice spot to go if you want to see an Iron ore mine that is no longer active, it use to provide iron to the British for weapons but the transport ships came under attack by the Germans, right off the coast of Newfoundland. We also have a GEO Sciences center where you can go under ground and explore various kinds of rocks from different parts of the island and see rocks that are older than the dinoaurs. There is also a Titanic exhibit there as well. Most of these things are in St. John’s itself and the surrounding area wihtin a 30-45 minute drive. I hope this helps, and welcome to the Rock, as we Newfoundlanders affectionately call our Granite home.
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