Spring is in the air and I’m missing home. Newfoundland is in a good position with minimal Covid-19 cases and residents are shaping up for a great Spring and Summer season. With the relative freedom and hope for good weather, Newfoundlanders should really embrace everything the island has to offer– that includes getting out and getting active with some challenging and visually stunning hiking trails. Here are my top five favourite hikes in NL (along with a few bucket list hikes at the end!).
Green Gardens is my favourite hiking trail in the entire province. Not only is it a great workout but it features some of the most spectacular views on the entire island. Gosh, I miss the salt water.
The Alexander Murray Trail has 3 incredible waterfalls and a breathtaking view of the bay. There are lots of stairs, so it’s an amazing cardio workout!
Gros Morne Mountain is likely the most challenging hike on the island, but the views are worth it. We didn’t bring enough water and ended up being so parched that we drank from a stream– don’t be like us.
Silver Mine Head Path is on the East Coast Trail and is a really accessible, reliable path for a great day outdoors near the ocean. You can’t go wrong with this hike.
Father Troy’s Trail is another reliable and accessible path with great views and moderate inclines.
My bucket list NL hikes are Spout Path, the Damnable Trail, Piccos Ridge Path, Stiles Cove Path, and Spurwink Island Path. There is a lot to explore out there. Don’t let the warm months pass you by.