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Fantastic trail system - what a resource!

We did various bits of the ECT with my party in various large and small configurations, We found... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
vogel421
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London
Deadman’s Bay Path Trail Fort Amherst to Blackhead Exercise with views

This trail is part of the East Coast Trail system which features 26 well marked trails along 300 km... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
CatharineB
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Ottawa, Canada
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Explore 26 wilderness paths along North America's easternmost coastline. The East Coast Trail unites genuine wilderness hiking with richly historic communities from Portugal Cove, to Cape St. Francis, to Cappahayden. There are over 300 kilometers of...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did various bits of the ECT with my party in various large and small configurations, We found the trail stunningly beautiful and very well-managed, good signposting, helpful information in leaflets and online - the works. There is simply nothing nicer than getting out on...More

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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi vogel421! Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the trail! The volunteers do a great job maintaining the trail as the East Coast Trail Association is almost entirely made up of hardworking volunteers. We...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

This trail is part of the East Coast Trail system which features 26 well marked trails along 300 km of coastline – we began the hike at Fort Amherst and concluded at Blackhead Cove – 10.6 km and the hike took us about 6.5hrs. We...More

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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Catharine, Thank you for your review! We're glad you had such a good experience! We hope you'll return to the trail again! Best Regards,

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I was disappointed in the Irish Loop as a driving tour. There are almost no places to pull over to take a photograph or just to enjoy the view. The roads were just plain awful in many places and we found very few establishments to...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

We discovered wonderful hiking trails that can be done end to end or back track if the distance isn't right for you. The scenery and panoramas are world class. Wait staff at the various restaurants in St. John's would often recommend their favorite section and...More

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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Hi James! Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the East Coast Trail! We hope that you will be back to hike the trail again in the future.

Reviewed August 31, 2018

What stunning views! Well, constructed, especially given the challenging terrain. And a good workout, the perfect combo.

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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Sharon. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the East Coast Trail! We hope that you will be back to hike the trail again in the future. Well regards,

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I recently went on hike in La Manche village to the suspension bridge and beyond. Once you get across the suspension bridge keep hiking until you come to a sign which directs you to take a detour off the main path. Take it! A beautiful...More

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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi there! Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had a lovely time on the East Coast Trail! We hope that you will always be back to hike the trail again.

Reviewed August 24, 2018

If you have time for only one backpacking trip in a season, this is the one! The trails range from well groomed to rugged, and for your efforts you will be rewarded with incredible views, fresh sea air, and redolent scents of pine. I section...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Wow! Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you had such a good experience on the trail! The volunteers do a great job maintaining the trail. The East Coast Trail Association is almost entirely made up of hardworking volunteers. We hope you return soon...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Stop at all the little villages. Cribbies is magical, you will need to ask how to get there as it is a little hidden. Burnt cove has a cute bakery.

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! Stopping at the communities along the trail gives you a great opportunity to explore Newfoundland and its culture! Best Regards,

Reviewed August 20, 2018

We were only on a short part of the trail, south of Ferryland, but it was beautiful. They say you can see seals, whales and puffins typically on the coast. Gorgeous, no matter what you see!

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! No matter what path you choose to hike, you're bound to see unique sights and views! Best Regards,

Reviewed August 19, 2018

What a great hike (and we barely scratched the surface)! The trail is well maintained. It is obvious people care about this trail. I love that it has the black and white striped poles to help hikers if there is a sudden fog that rolls...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you had such a good experience on the trail. Our volunteers work very hard to ensure that the paths are well maintained. We hope you'll return to the tail soon! Best Regards,

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donnaab_12
June 15, 2018|
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Response from waterlilly608 | Reviewed this property |
Yes runners will be fine. May want extra socks in your backpack I case your feet get damp as there can be some swampy bits on the paths and a misstep can get your feet wet. You will love the landscape and the views. Enjoy... More
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reofner
February 7, 2018|
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Response from K T | Reviewed this property |
id arrange for a taxi to pick you up at a certain place and time
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StephanieMarie89
October 24, 2017|
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Response from K T | Reviewed this property |
I would say it depends on the weather! The area around La Manche toward Ferryland has a lot of cover in the woods.
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