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Lewisporte Travel Guide

Lewisporte (population 3200) is situated on an excellent harbour off Notre Dame Bay in north central Newfoundland. Hiking trails along the bay’s shore meander along beach and headland, through magnificent forests of birch, spruce and pine, and offer views of the town and the ocean. Along the way, you may see anything from moose and beaver, to humpback whales and icebergs. Woolfrey’s Pond is a fully serviced recreational site and campground with a 2.2 km very scenic boardwalk. It is popular with sunbathers and canoeists, and offers great fishing for speckle or brown trout. From Hunt’s Cove Park, walks along the beach can yield midnight blue mussels or swarms of capelin, which can be scooped up near shore and make great eating. A walk to Doc’s Hill Lookout offers views of Bay Exploits from its 80-meter vantage. The waters and islands of Notre Dame Bay, easily accessed from the Lewisporte Yacht Club, attract boaters from all over the world. There are many tour operators, offering excursions for whale watching, Beothuk Indian sites, a battleship wreck, fishing, diving or iceberg viewing.

Lewisporte has had a long and prosperous history, from early days in lumber, through its important role as a safe harbour during the World War 2, to its present position as a key hub for transportation and distribution.

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