NewfoundLand 2017

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Thespraintz, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Thespraintz

    Thespraintz Adventurer

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    Hello all,

    In the process of planning out my summer vacay and Newfoundland is on the list.
    Ill be leaving from Quebec City, heading through gaspé area, a hop up to the cabot trail ( had too much fun there the last time) and i'm thinking about 5-8 days on the rock. Will be winging it all the way, and camping anywhere i can. I have read quite some about other posts on the subject and seeing my limited time, contemplating the fact of just staying on the west side.
    Not into any touristy things but would like to get a look and feel of the real Newfoundland.
    If anyone has absolutely must see's, im all ears.

    Many thanks for taking the time
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  2. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    What bike are you riding?
    8 days you can float in on one side and out the other.
    The real Newfoundland exists off the highway. The Burin Peninsula, Cape St Marys, Trout River, Fogo etc.
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  3. Thespraintz

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    thanx for your input, ill look into those areas.
    some ideas were to go to burgeo, then ferry to ramea and set up camp there for a night. then windle my way back up to gros morne and hike a bit. eventually making my way to st anthony.
    old crotch rocket rider recently converted to a more civilized multistrada ( or so she says) :)
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  4. damurph

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    Burgeo is the real Newfoundland. Great choice. Sandbanks park is spectacular. From there you can spend the night in Francois. That is as real as it gets.
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  5. damurph

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    If you are staying on the west coast the Port au Port Peninsula and the sidetrip to Lark Harbour/Bottle cove are great routes as well.
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  6. Thespraintz

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    thanks again for your help !
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  7. FLARider1

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    Western Brook Pond is a great excursion on the water. Well worth it to take the tour boat back into the canyon. Call and order your tickets when you have the date and time.........its a busy attraction but well worth it
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  8. bigphish

    bigphish Curiously Satisfying

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    When are you planning on leaving??
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  9. Thespraintz

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    thanks, ill look into this!
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  10. Thespraintz

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    Leaving Quebec first week of August, at least that's the plan.
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  11. S/W

    S/W Been here awhile

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    I don't think 5 to 8 days is enough, two weeks is better. Of course there is a lot of ground to cover.
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  12. bigphish

    bigphish Curiously Satisfying

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    Ill be right behind you. Prolly leaving NC end of August
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  13. Thespraintz

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    don't think so either, my boss seems to have another opinion! :)
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  14. TRoberts

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    Hi there, I'm from Port Aux Basques but now live in St. John's. I worked in Ramea for 10 months when they were re-building the new school. Burgeo is a great spot and if I were you I would stay there at the Sandbanks Provincial Park and instead of the ferry to Ramea, take the ferry to Fogo Island when you go up Twillingate way. More to see and do. Ramea is quite small, hardly worth taking the moto there. Enjoy your trip!
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  15. Thespraintz

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    Thanks for your insight! Much appreciated!
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  16. S/W

    S/W Been here awhile

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    Rebuilding the NEW school, what happened?
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    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    The school was finished.

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  18. TRoberts

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    The school caught fire and burned to the ground. Devastating for a small community. It took quite a while for the rebuilding to begin.
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    Following along as I'll be heading there this summer. Safe travels!
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  20. 2upadv

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    Highly recommend Shallow Bay, has a great hotel on the water with a restaurant and a dinner theater that was really enjoyable. Found by accident because it was raining so hard we decided to leave our tent set up at the provincial park and dry out for a night. Also some nice logging roads that are used for snowmobile trails in the winter just outside of Trout River that offer some spectacular views as long as you dont mind some unmaintained dirt roads. If you are staying on the West side there is the Viking museum and you must visit Burnt Cove just outside St Anthony. Newfoundland is our favorite destination wish I had time to get back there this year, PEI will have to do for us this year.
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