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June 23 – 29, Twillingate Newfoundland and Gros Morne

June 23 - June 29


June 23 – 29, Twillingate Newfoundland and Gros Morne.

There have been some changes to the itinerary, but the following is cast in stone:

  • June 22 – Ginny & I will fly to Maine somewhere & stay overnight, TBD
  • June 23 – Arrive in Deer Lake, Newfoundland, CYDF. They do have fuel.  Leave the airplane there all week.  Stay overnight, I booked myself in the nearby Holiday Inn Express.  Michael Madigan & I will share a rental car.
  • June 24 – Drive 4+ hours to Twillingate. Twillingate, located on Iceberg Alley, is Newfoundland and Labrador’s ultimate outport experience and adventure. An ocean playground with icebergs, whales, rugged coastline and unique island culture – the island connected to Newfoundland by bridges and causeways at the end of Route 340.  It is a small island and lodging accommodations are unusual.
    • We will schedule an iceberg tour and hopefully get tickets to the playhouse.
    • There are no big resorts. There are 2 motels, The Anchor Inn and the North 99.  There are B&Bs and lots of houses to rent (surprisingly).  The Madigans, Hipperts and I jointly rented a big house out of town on the water with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.  I recommend contacting Outport Realty.  I talked to Marie Magnin, 709-893-2160.
  • On June 27, we are driving to Gros Morne (4+ hours). Soaring fjords and moody mountains tower above a diverse panorama of beaches and bogs, forests and barren cliffs. Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the world’s most unique and spectacular tourism destinations.
    • Gros Morne National Park is large, with seven different communities located in the South, Centreal and Northern section of the Park. Each area has numerous accommodations to chose from including B &B’s, Hotels, Inn’s, Cottages, Hostels, RV Parks, and Parks Canada Campsites.

I have not yet made arrangements for lodging in Gros Morne.

I have been to both Twillingate and Gros Morne. And both are spectacular.  Gros Morne is a national park on par with any national park in North America.

Note that we are doing Twillingate first for the icebergs.  They arrive in the spring and eventually melt.  Many icebergs get stuck in the irregular coastline around Twillingate.

The tourist season up there starts July 1, a holiday.



June 23
June 29


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