Hike & Walk
The coastal hiking and walking opportunities here in Newfoundland are endless. Many trails used by fisherman one hundred years ago are still traversable, and others are still undiscovered. Last year a CapeRace traveller picked up a rare early Victorian coin on a path at Grates Cove, and three years ago a button from an 18th-century British soldier was found right behind Hipditch House. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of hiking here in Newfoundland is the range of hikers and walkers the trails appeal to. Trails to Signal Hill National Park literally start at the Hipditch House and Hare's Ears Cottage doorsteps. You can choose coastal hikes and walks that range from 1-3 hours, 3-5 hours, or for the more serious hikers, 5-8 hours. The East Coast Trail passes through St. John's and continues for 540 kms. We recommend brief hikes and walks that are found within the short daily drives you will be taking every day. Nothing better than a few 45 minute hikes embedded in a day's road trip.