Attractions

Lewisporte Marina Complex

Settled in the heart of Notre Dame Bay, is one of the most beautiful recreational boating destinations in the world. The Lewisporte Marina offers 250 berths, of various sizes, off four main floating docks. A must see for all boating enthusiast.

To learn more about our beautiful Marina click the picture below!


Woolfrey’s Pond Board Walk

A beautiful walk for the whole family!

The boardwalk is a  2.2 km nature trail that travels the perimeter of Woolfrey’s pond and winds through tall stands of trees. You can observe wildlife in their natural environment and visit three lookouts that offer majestic views of Mount Peyton and the Lewisporte Harbour.

Train Park & Hiking Trail

Come pack a picnic, hike to the river, and enjoy a piece of Newfoundland history. With authentic restored trains, picnic tables and beautiful scenery, don’t miss out on this fun family adventure.

South West Brook Estuary Bird Sanctuary Trail

With 60 different species of birds and two permanent bird watching platforms, this 400m trail is a perfect way to relax, stretch your legs, and take in nature.

Bottom Brook Estuary looking north - Lewisporte

Hann’s Point Memorial

Hann’s Point Memorial, located off Tizzard street behind the Mosonic Lodge, was constructed in June 1996 in memory of soldiers who have given their lives during World War II.

Hann’s Point was the location of a look-out that soldier used who were stationed in Lewisporte during World War II.  It served to protect Lewsiporte and the oil storage tanks that serviced the military operating out of Gander.

On June 25th, 1942, an accidental explosion at this site killed five soldiers and injured 35 more. You can read more about this tragic story below.

A part of our history…

The Royal Canadian Army Regiment 107 consisting of approximately 140 soldiers was stationed at Hann’s Point. One June 25th, 1942 at 10:50a.m. Canadian time (Military Time), 11:50 a.m. local time; the explosion rattled the town.

Mr. Leslie Ginn was just relieved from a night of guard duty; he was approximately 30 to 40 feet away from the posting when the explosion occurred.

The Military cited the cause of the explosion as a gun shot accidentally fired from the rifle of the guard on duty. This gun shot ignited the dynamite stored at the site. Mr. Ginn stated that every time a soldier went on duty, he was to load his gun; once off duty he was to unload the weapon. At the site the dynamite was stored in an ammunition recess located between the two 75mm guns. Nearby there were two or three bell tents where soldiers slept.

Mr. Ginn was the first soldier on site to fine the remains of comrades killed by the explosion and assisted those injured. The explosion killed five soldiers and injured many. A red cross plane arrived approximately 1/2 hour after  hte explosion to carry the injured to a hospital (Gander or St. John’s). Approximately 7:00 p.m. that evening, the Red Cross train arrived to carry the remaining injured to hospital.

At that time there was no Roman Catholic Cemetery in Lewisporte. Two Soldiers, one from Cape Brenton and the other a First Nations from Ontario, were buried in Botwood. The other three were Protestant and were laid to rest in the United Church Cemetery on Main Street in Lewisporte.

The Trails of Notre Dame Bay

Notre Dame Bay, known for its leviathan humpbacks. World-class sailing, Mammoth icebergs, etc. There’s a bounty to see in our region, and the best view is often by foot.

We have wonderful elm-shaded picnic areas, gazebos, boardwalks and other sites of interest to ensure a complete visit to Notre Dame Bay. From sweeping seascapes to wooded boardwalks, the Trails of Notre Dame Bay ensure a rewarding experience for all. Our day parks, picnic areas, lookouts and hiking trails will enhance your vacation in Notre Dame Bay, whether you want to take a hike or take a break.

Hunt’s Cove Park

 

Straddling the Atlantic Ocean, Hunts Cove’s Free Day Park is the perfect place for a family soiree, some beachcombing or a cook-out. The winding strand of beach provides an opportunity to gather cold, clean, midnight blue mussels or teeming silvered swarms of capelin in July. The Park has bathroom facilities, an open fire pit that begs a singalong, and a roofer cookhouse. Two Challenging hiking trails leave from here – one approximately 20 minutes that overlooks Stoneville, and an hour long walk to the Farewell ferry.

Cull’s Point Lookout & Doc’s Hill

 

Comfort Cove-Newstead is a unique coastal community that earns it’s living from both land and sea. The community is home to a thriving agriculture sector, a vibrant fishery and is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque areas of the province.

The Community, located on the tip of a 15 kilometer finger of land which reaches into the sea, was first settled by Beothuk Indians.

A brief 15-minute hike through a grove of deciduous trees will take you to a spectacular lookout perched atop a 200 foot cliff overlooking the seascape of the Bay of Exploits.