All along the Baccalieu Trail, you will find small museums and monuments to our past. Great strides have been taken to preserve and display our rich culture, artistry and history. As you travel, take a step back in time and bring history to life with a visit to some of our historic sites. At http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlacesToGo, you will find an extensive list of things to do.
Within an hour’s drive, you can:
- Stop at the look-out in Flambro Head and enjoy the ocean view. Drive along the shoreline in Burnt Point and view the rock formation known to locals as “Mouse Trap”.
- Visit Grates Cove, take a walk and visit the historic Rock Walls. Bay de Verde is a beautiful community to visit, probably one of the most picturesque on the Trail. The Heritage Premises will take you back in time, and be sure to stop on the look-out as you are going down the hill. This is one of the best places around for whale-watching from shore. Visit the heritage house and view fishing vessels in Old Perlican.
- Take Route 80 and watch for surfers in Brownsdale and New Melbourne. Stop at the Wooden Boat Building Museum in Winterton. Visit the Cable Station and lighthouse in Heart’s Content, site of the 1st successful transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866.
- Stop to meet the Newfoundland Ponies and tour the heritage park in Victoria. Visit the site of the first Methodist Church in Canada (1769) in Blackhead.