hi Peeter P, sounds like you had a great daytrip in Newfoundland! I very much like your "irish loop" that you describe. Did you rent a car? how did you get to Witless Bay for the boat tour? After the boat tour, did you hike from Witless Bay to Mobile? Did you take a taxi from Mobile to Ferryland (was Molly your taxi driver?)? We are 2 adults and 2 kids. I think recreating your daytrip would be perfect for us - just need to better understand your logistics. THanks! Tanya
Just wondering if the trails are easily accessed by walking or public transport from St John's?
We are thinking of hiking the entire trail next September. Is this a reasonable goal? We are experienced hikers. What would be an guesstimate as to number of days required? We do not carry camping gear. Is it possible to find accommodations within each day's hike?
Any info would be much appreciated. Everything I can find online is info about day hikes.
Hello, I am travelling to St. John's from Ontario mid June to show an international friend the true beauty of Canada. I am trying to decide where to stay as we will be spending 2 days enjoying the whales, icebergs, puffins, and snorkeling the caves. I have planned a third day for hiking and would like to optimize the experience with rugged scenery, animals, and ocean views (hopefully with whales). Could you suggest the best trail (moderate difficulty) for a one day hike so that I can best choose an area for accommodations that would minimize travel each day and maximize our hiking experience? Thank you!
I will have many questions I presume, as my girlfriend and I are planning a multi day from Petty Harbour to Ferryland during September, 2015.
Q#1: As it is a long hike from Petty Harbour to Bay Bulls (aprox. 30k), we plan to camp about halfway along the Spout Trail and hike through Bay Bulls to overnight at Witless Bay the following night. Does anyone know of a nice spot to camp along the Spout Trail (between Petty Harbour and Bay Bulls)?
If anyone has done this long hike I would like to pick their brains as painlessly as possible, as we prep for this adventure. We are hoping to leave Petty Harbour on a Sunday morning and reach Ferryland by Friday. We will camp and also stay in B&B's (or similar) along the way, depending on where we end up around 4:00pm each day.