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Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

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Great Geological Excursion

This is a very cool place, kind of like being in the middle of nowhere. You can drive all of the... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
Delaplane, Virginia
Easy access to the Barrens

We parked at the edge of the reserve although a 4X4 can drive onto the reserve. A windy barren land... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2016
Chuck B
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

This is a very cool place, kind of like being in the middle of nowhere. You can drive all of the way to the end and then hike around the various spots to observe the plants and formations.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank cosmo2012015
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We parked at the edge of the reserve although a 4X4 can drive onto the reserve. A windy barren land with great views from the top. In September there were not many birds.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Very doubtful you will meet anyone else up here, we didn't, in the middle of July. Most of the gravel road is single track anyway and you will need nerves of steel in a couple places but it is worth it to spy out the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank netmomtm
Reviewed August 24, 2016

What everyone else said. Beautiful and unique. Saw a couple of icebergs in the distance. I wanted to comment on the driving though. We had a Ford Fusion rental car. The gravel road is in very bad shape in the beginning so we turned back....More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank TxAnna
Reviewed August 23, 2016

The north shore of the Reserve is absolutely stunning, with a huge sea cave, limestone shelf, and gravelly hills covered with low northern ground cover where anything grows.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Rdsasfvfr
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Surrounded on three sides by the cold waters of the Strait of Belle Isle on the extreme northwest tip of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland here is Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve, home to thirty-four of our planet’s rarest lichens and flowers. No house is in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Journeyer
Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a fun experience especially if you have a 4WD car or van. The road is gravel on rock face and in a couple of places rather deep potholes. One climbs up the rock face to the top where the view out over the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jmacewen
Reviewed July 24, 2016

If you're up for a bracing walk on a barren landscape quite unlike anything you've ever experienced- go for it! The wind has deformed the few trees, and the vegetation is dwarfed by the elements. This was simply a fabulous experience for us.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Bella C
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were surprised by this reserve which looks somewhat grim from a distance but has lots of surprises in store for those who explore it. We were lucky enough to experience a beautiful sunlit late afternoon sitting on soft heather and watching whales.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank browseybrowse
Reviewed July 17, 2016

A barren but beautiful landscape. In late June, there were many varieties of colorful lichens and flowers in bloom, but you have to get close, since almost all are small and near to the ground. There are natural stone circles in the process of spontaneously...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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June 25, 2018|
Response from Nick B | Reviewed this property |
Contact Ted Hedderson at Burnt Cape Cabins. He is an expert on the reserves and offers tours. Call 709-4523521