Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there are only a few short weeks left of summer. I’m hoping to spend that time camping and traveling around the island, but for those who can’t get away from school or work, here are some things you can do right here in St. John’s to make the most of the season.
#1- Have a fire at Middle Cove Beach + s’mores!!
We love having little bonfires on the beach. It’s a way to escape the city without actually going that far. On your way to the beach, stop at 810 Torbay Road (just past Rona) and pick up your firewood from Firewood Factory NL. They are open until 5 and allow you to beat the gas station prices for firewood! Don’t forget to bring a beach blanket and a marshmallow roasting stick or a knife to make one, plus your s’mores ingredients!
#2- Yoga on the dock in Quidi Vidi
LB Yoga offers this class twice per week, Monday mornings and Tuesday nights. It is so relaxing and tranquil. I promise you it is the best way to start your week. Classes run until the end of September and are $15 for a drop-in or $48 for a 4-class pass.
#3- Drinks and snacks in The Courtyard
The back courtyard of the Murray Premises Hotel holds St. John’s’ closest thing to a beer garden. Cozy up on a summer night underneath the twinkly lights at one of the tables next to a fireplace and have a beer with your buddy. Sounds like a dream.
We also recommend $5 pints at Bier Market (after 9 pm), $20 bottomless mimosas at Boca (weekends for brunch), and the Yellowbelly, Sundance, and O’Rielly’s patios!
#4- Visit the St. John’s Community Market
The new St. John’s Community Market on Freshwater Road is the home of the St. John’s Farmer’s Market. The market is so much fun– grab delicious multi-ethnic food from Fatimah’s or Curry Delight, sweets and baked goods for all diets, fresh veggies, gifts for friends or yourself, and check out the buskers. All of this supports local businesses and the local economy. Market hours are Wednesday 2-8 and Saturday 9-4.
#5- Take a hike on the East Coast Trail
There are so many great paths to choose from! Here are the ones we’ve tried and love:
- Blackhead Path
- Cobbler Path
- Sugarloaf Path
- Silver Mine Head Path
- Mudder Wet Path
- Father Troy’s Trail
Share with us your fave paths! We can’t wait to tick more off the list. Make sure to bring a buddy!
Make the most of your last few weeks of summer! Let us know what you try and what your summer go-to activities are. We love hearing from our readers! Leave us a comment or reach out to us on Facebook or Instagram, @twowildtides.
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