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Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest

Route 1, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-256-4693
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Great trail system!!

Only 5 minutes from town but it feels completely isolated. Multiple trails of varying lengths and... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Greg K
Gander, Canada
Great walking trails

Great walking trails .lots of different skill levels some trails great for a day walk and a lunch... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Gander, Canada
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30 Mar 2017
“Great trail system!!”
14 Feb 2017
“Great walking trails”
Route 1, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-256-4693
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Only 5 minutes from town but it feels completely isolated. Multiple trails of varying lengths and difficulties. Great scenery.

1  Thank Greg K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great walking trails .lots of different skill levels some trails great for a day walk and a lunch . Nice information displays along route

Thank cpct3
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautiful hiking trails in summer and awesome snowshoe trails in winter!!, easy excess and great view of gander lake, can even walk along the lake at some points, and visit the crash site along your hike.

Thank fsquires2017
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We love to walk here. For lives it too. Some bone heads let their dogs off leash, and neglect to collect the droppings! However, it's still a beautiful trail network with several options for distance!

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Relaxing walk...trails are clean and comfortable to walk over....Signs posted describing trees and plants....Very relaxing .

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Easily accessible off the TCH on the outskirts of Gander. Several options for short hikes to suit the time you have. Well-maintained and easy to walk for all ages/abilities. A great spot to stretch your legs and have lunch/snack while travelling through Nfld.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Great place to bring the dogs, but if you are afraid of dogs, please be aware, a lot people are NOT leashing their dogs....it's unfortunate for those who wanna use it without having a 100 lb creature come running at you....friendly or not, it's unnerving.

Thank GanderGirl
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is a great place for a walk, run or hike. There are a variety of trails to use and links to more challenging trails.

1  Thank Kellie S
Reviewed 3 May 2015

I went for a quick walk on the trail, walked the full thing and it took about 50 minutes if you included time to read the signs and take pictures. Beautiful walk, not near the lake but through the trees a bit. I definitely recommend...More

2  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 3 November 2014

The Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest had an Interpretive Site just east of Gander on the highway. The area has a nice panoramic view of Gander Lake and picnic tables. Walking trails interconnect to provide a 15, 30 or hour long walk though Boreal forest. Interpretive...More

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