St John's, Newfoundland Recreational Trails on TransCanadaHighway.com
St. John's is a walker's paradise. Whether it's a stroll on a cultivated walking trail through the heart of the city, or a hike along the world's most magnificent coastline, St. John's has it all.
EAST COAST TRAIL
Telephone: (709) 738-4453
Winding coastal trail of 400 km spans from Topsail, north of Cape St. Francis, south to Cape Race. This trail exposes the rugged beauty of the province while tracking through abandoned communities, lighthouses and ecological reserves. All levels from amateur to expert are welcome.
GRAND CONCOURSE WALKING TRAILS
Telephone: (709) 737-1077
100 kms of walking trails spanning across 3 municipalities. The Grand Concourse incorporates a network of lakes, ponds and rivers with supportive boardwalk to make the walk most comfortable. It is an excellent place for bird-watching and for observing native flora.
Telephone: (709) 256-8833
Known as the Newfoundland T'Railway Provincial Park, the rail bed route extends for 883 kms (548 miles) linking urban, rural and wilderness areas and providing travellers with first hand experience of the province's varied flora and fauna. The Park forms the Newfoundland section of the Trans Canada Trail stretching from Victoria, BC and to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. When complete the Trans Canada Trail will extend for more than 15,000 kms, the longest continuous trail in the world. Work on the T'Railway is being carried out in a number of phases. Planned as a multi-use recreational trail, the T'Railway Park is open no only to hikers but cyclists, horseback riders, snowmobilers, ATV riders, and cross-country skiing enthusiasts, as well. On road motorized vehicles are not permitted.