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- The trail is well-marked, has very little elevation gain, and is not too long, about 2.3km in and out. There are several coves and "watches" to explore on the way. The Auk is OK, but can't really compete with the whales and glaciers we saw just off the point.Written July 3, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- From a distance, the sheer height of the trail and the stairs leading up to it were a bit discouraging. However, we were pleasantly surprised at how relatively easy the climb is. Probably not ideal for anyone with knee or hip issues, but the spacing of the stairs and the small platforms, which allow you to catch your breath from time to time, meant it was a pleasantly quick and painless climb. The view was incredible! We didn’t go at sunset but I can only imagine how spectacular it would be to see it from up there. Highly recommend.Written September 4, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Who owns the other Earle house, a duplex that was probably built around the time of the Great War? It's a duplex and is featured on the Town of Fogo Island home page. It's a beautiful upper middle class home and was built as a duplex. It was called "Hillview", I believe. I'm not sure which Earle family lived in it. I question whether Bleak House was in use up to 1967 since when I lived in Hillview (the smaller duplex), Bleak House was used only by sheep. That 2nd Earle house, Hillview had hardwood floors, a lovely staircase that went to the 3rd floor, a kitchen with a tin ceiling, 3 ceramic fireplaces (one in the living room, front room; and one each in the 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor). I was told by a Miller that these houses were built from kits. Certainly believable because the carpentry and wood finishing was excellent.Written May 5, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- One of the highlights of our trip. This 5km hike is stunning. Loads of diversity in vegetation, landscape and geology. Some interesting history in this part of Fogo as well. Pack a lunch and hike this leisurely. There are many places for a rest and reflect on the beauty surrounding you.Written June 10, 2022
- A wonderful place to buy handmade items, not only quilts and jams. The house is so interesting and Mona is a super interesting person to talk with. Lots of relics in the house which were displayed with love. Always good to support local artists and crafts people. You will be glad you stopped in here, even if just for a look around the house.Written July 20, 2022
- A lovely shop with many hand made items; jams, salsa and more made by Linda and artwork by Winston. Nice selection of local keepsakes to take home to remember Fogo Island - a wonderful place to visit.Written July 20, 2022
- What a lovely museum and polite and knowledgeable guide! I really appreciate that this museum is kept open because I don’t think they get many visitors. It is worth the time so don’t pass it up. It is a window into the early 20th century and life on Fogo for a family of 11. There are many interesting artifacts in the house including the original linoleum from 1910! Take your time, be curious, and imagine the family’s everyday life. Our guide was great - he answered our questions with enthusiasm, knew what he was talking about, and was so nice!Written August 9, 2019
- Fogo Head is a more challenging hike than Brimstone Head and the view is just as amazing with better views of Fogo. We only went to the first lookout, the stairs and trail were very well maintained. Parking is nearby but no bathroom.
There are other trails nearby that you can explore.
I would recommend doing this bike after Brimstone Head.Written September 24, 2021
- We didn’t go up there with the intention of hiking this trail, but we did it! We did not hike the whole way, but the portion we saw had amazing views!Written August 17, 2020
- What an excellent museum! We were fortunate to have the entire place to ourselves the day we visited and the museum docent took us through all the buildings and explained everything to us. Since we know nothing about the fishing industry, we really appreciated her knowledge and willingness to educate us. This is a most interesting place and if you are lucky enough to be on Fogo Island, it is well worth a visit. Highly recommended.Written July 22, 2022
- Took a peak at the Dwyer Premises and walked out on the site's fishing stages. Great view of the cove and surrounding community.Written June 15, 2019
- Walked in and fell back in time. What a beautiful place with a wonderful lady inside who loved to talk and was very knowledgeable about the school and the area. We had a great chat!Written August 25, 2018
- Well maintained lookout stage gives fantastic views of the ocean below. Some well marked hiking trails will get the more active souls moving.Written September 15, 2017
- We had a chance to see up-close all four artist studios associated with the Fogo Island Inn so it was very pleasant to visit the gallery and view the work of one of the artists who did a residency and was showing her work. You might have to stay at the Inn or eat at the restaurant to access the gallery. Do inquire before visit.Written November 6, 2018
- This was a great hike! Not to rough but worth the views. Make your way out to the giant Auk statue, what a story:(Written July 12, 2019
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