The Eastport Peninsula is a dynamic region of the province on the western border of Terra Nova National Park. It boasts of sandy beaches, hiking trails, a variety of festivals, farming communities and traditional fishing villages among its many attactions. It has much to offer families, the outdoor enthusiast, the photographer and those wishing to experience the hospitality of rural Newfoundland.
The community of Sandringham is your gateway to the peninsula, a community that owes its origins to the effort to encourage farming in the province. Eastport boasts of two beautiful beaches, a vibrant arts community, and a theatre which hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year. Salvage (pronounced with emphasis on the last syllable) has a rugged beauty that sets it apart from the other communities on the peninsula. Burnside and St. Chad's are picturesque communities that vibrate with visitors during the summer months. From Burnside you can take a one hour ferry ride to St. Brendan's an isolated island community. On the eastern side of the peninsula the picturesque communities of Happy Adventure and Sandy Cove attracts visitors from far and near. For many, "happy adventure" is an apt discription of their experience on the Eastport Peninsula.
Terra Nova National Park
Terra Nova National Park was the first of the National Parks to grace this Province. Dating back to the mid 1950s, the Park is a reserve that highlights the Boreal Forest and Coastline so typical of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is marked by a variety of inland waterways stretching from Clode Sound on the east to Newman's Sound and Alexander Bay on the west.
A variety of activities are offered to the visitor throughout the year including year around camping. The Park is marked by a variety of hiking trails designed to meet the needs of the casual hiker to those who wish more challenge. Wildlife abounds and the Interpretation Centre provides insights into the flora and fauna, wildlife and the opportunity to experience the life of a tidal pool.
Please follow the Terra Nova Park link to get a more thorough explanation of what the Park has to offer.