Terra Nova National Park, Glovertown
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Terra Nova National Park is located on the east coast of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, along several inlets of Bonavista Bay. The park takes its name from the Latin name for Newfoundland; it is also the original Portuguese name given to the region.Terra Nova's landscape is typical of the northeast coast of Newfoundland, but with remnants of the Appalachian Mountains contributing to widely varied and rugged topography throughout the region. The park's seacoast consists of several rocky "fingers" jutting into Bonavista Bay along an area stretching from just north of Port Blandford to the vicinity of Glovertown. The coastline varies from cliffs and exposed headlands to sheltered inlets and coves, contributing to Newfoundland's prime recreational boating area.Inland areas consist of rolling forested hills, exposed rock faces, and bogs, ponds and wetlands. Wildlife protected by the park range from small to large land mammals, migratory birds, and various marine life. Terra Nova also protects an area containing remnants of the Beothuk Nation, as well as many of the early pioneer European settlements in the region.
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  • My two boy (ages 6 and 8) had a fantastic time hiking and exploring the visitor centre at Terra Nova National Park. After driving in the car for a few hours the whole family needed to stretch their le...  more »
  • The park was closed for the season when we were there. I would have thought that you should be able to at least drive through but it seems that between the end of Sept. and Thanksgiving that a lot of ...  more »
  • A hike to the market tracks is recommend. He there to many places to go to the picnic. Nature lovers will be happy as the Popes. We enjoy a great day.
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  • We stayed here for 2 nights on 2 different occasions at a campsite at Newman sound. The facilities are really nice and the sites are well maintained. Our second stay was due to being stranded at the washout. It was still just as enjoyable. The only thing I will note is there are only communal fires.
  • It's hard to beat the nostalgia of childhood camping trips, but Parks Canada has done well to keep all the facilities in modern and great shape. Newman Sound and Malady Head campgrounds are very well-equipped, clean, and professionally staffed. Check out Sandy Pond for a swim and lounge on a sandy beach. All sorts of hiking trails are peppered throughout to satisfy your desire for scenic vistas.
  • Everyone kept telling us skip Terra Nova and go to Gros Morne. We are so glad we decided to visit as this park is amazing! We walked through bogs with pitcher pants and sundews in their savage gardens. Then into the woods in the moss laden grounds. The place was truly magical. The moss was so thick on the ground you could take of your shoes and walk bare foot through the woods with the most amazing natural moss carpet.
  • Beautiful flora and fauna. Worth a visit, even if less impressive than its western cousin, Gros Morne.
  • We love coming to Terra Nova to camp and hike in the summer. We try to get out early in the season to pick up an early bird park pass and enjoy a weekend in the woods with only a few others around. Malady Head has private fire pits (which are brand new this year) and wonderful sites suited for families as well as individuals looking for more privacy. There's a playground surrounded by campsites, which is great for families and groups. They've recently opened some new sites we've yet to try, but they look great! There's only one small bathroom facility, however, it is well maintained. Newman sound has a more family/group vibe, with communal fire pits and several larger bathroom facilities, cookhouses and playgrounds. Both sites we've visited are very close to beautiful hikes in the park as well as some other attractions like sandy pond the communities surrounding Eastport. Parks staff are relaxed and friendly. They're helpful when you need them but not nosy or intrusive. All in all Terra Nova is one of the best spots to escape, for those of us without a cabin.