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Lighthouse to Lower Head Trail

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Great, well-marked trail

Park at the lighthouse, and after viewing the great vista of Notre Dame Bay (there is a viewing... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
CatharineB
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Ottawa, Canada
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Fantastic viewing including trips up to the inside of the lighthoue and the story of the Titanic... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
epawelkiw
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Twillingate, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Park at the lighthouse, and after viewing the great vista of Notre Dame Bay (there is a viewing platform with telescopes) head left for a hike on a relatively easy trail. We visited the area in September so viewing icebergs and whales was not a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CatharineB
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Fantastic viewing including trips up to the inside of the lighthoue and the story of the Titanic. If you are lucky enough to see a pod of whales frolicking below its a fantastic sight. Watch fishermen working in their boats in the waters below the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank epawelkiw
Reviewed 10 September 2018

My hubby and I hiked this trail with our 14 month old in a back pack. There were some steep sections but they had stairs. The paths along the escarpments were breathtaking. Around sleepy cove the trails are not well marked but they all basically...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

HIGHLY RECOMMEND VISITING we saw dolphins and whales - it was so beautiful there and not alot of people

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dar2027
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Like many other communities in Newfoundland, this trail offers a robust workout with some steep sections that are made comfortable by well-maintained wooden steps and support rails. The trail offers stunning sea views and elf-like forest segments, and a nice view out over the bay...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank deryckh2016
Reviewed 20 August 2017

You can start it from the lighthouse but that makes for a steep walk back to the car so best bet is for one of your party to take the car down to where the trail starts proper and join up there for the hike...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank OmanRob
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Scenic hike with some mild elevation gain via mostly stairs to and from the lighthouse. The Nanny's Hole look off is pretty cool and Sleepy Cove has some nice photo ops. Great hike on a nice day.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TDakin
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We liked this trail a lot It had great views. We even saw a bald eagle nesting. It had views on both sides

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank shrink516
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Gorgeous views of the bays that surround the town of Twillingate. In June, there were many ice bergs visible up close.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank J B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We found this hike very doable, and provided great views of the ocean. There were stairs where the hills got steep which was appreciated. Important to note that the lighthouse did not open its doors until noon if you wanted to tour inside.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jim F
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