Never a dull moment… The Kittiwake Coast offers something for everyone. (click on any image to receive a larger view)
Deep Sea Fishing:
Charter Boom's bay boat and have him take you on a fishing trip that your sure to enjoy. Several different species of fish call this home so you never know what is coming aboard. Enjoy the scenery as he takes you to different coves, harbours and inlets. While sightseeing you could encounter a vast number of aquatic birds including Bald Eagles and Ospreys. Lots of whales and porpoises call these waters home in the summer so you may have some company and competition while you enjoy your time on the ocean.
All charters are weather permitting of course. Maximum
Screech In (KISS THE COD):
Become an Honorary Newfoundlander by partaking in a fun filled ceremony thats sure to keep you laughing. After you have successfully navigated yourself through all of the ceremony phases you will be granted Honorary Newfoundlander status and you will also receive a Honorary Newfoundlander Certificate to show yours friends and family back home. (check photo gallery for pictures of those brave souls that went before you)
The Gander Golf Club – The club is located 30 minutes from Freshwater Inn and plays along Gander Lake. It has a newly designed 18-hole course and clubhouse.
Located just 40 minutes from Freshwater Inn, Terra Nova Golf Resort offers 2 courses. Twin Rivers, an 18-hole course, is one of Canada’s top 30 courses and
was placed in the top six courses in Atlantic Canada by Canada’s Golf Course Ranking Magazine. The course plays along a rugged ocean landscape and across
two major salmon rivers. Eagle Creek, a 9-hole course is also located in Terra Nova Golf Resort.
Freshwater Inn is located within 6 kms of 4 salmon fishing rivers, Mint Brook, Gambo River, Middlebrook and Traverse Brook and only a ˝ hour drive to
Indian Bay, one of the best trouting areas in the entire province. We can arrange a fishing guide for you. If you prefer to fish from the sea,
you can borrow a rod and walk along one of our trails to Doloman’s Point to fish off the rocks.
Terra Nova National Park:
Located just 20 minutes from the inn, Terra Nova National Park offers an array of activities to choose from. The Marine Interpretation Centre is a must see for the young and old alike. It is a launching point for those interested in taking a boat or kayak tour of Newman Sound. It also offers visitors an interesting array of marine exhibits and activities such as a marine touch tank. A gift shop and small café are on-site.
The best way to explore the vast expanse of the park is on foot. With a variety of hiking trails available, ranging from 3 to 55 kilometres, the park
offers a trail for everyone. It also offers guided walks and tours.
Hiking, Biking and Snowmobiling:
The Trans Canada Trail runs through Gambo and is easily accessible from the inn. It is maintained throughout the year and is an ideal way to see the area
on foot, bike or snowmobile.
Middle Brook River, located in Gambo is a wonderful place to spend a morning or afternoon any time of year. Stroll along the trail to the waterfalls and upwards to the salmon ladder where the salmon are counted. In the summer, children can swim in the pool at the base of the river. Adults can have a little more fun swimming in the “Bucket Hole”, an area at the base of the salmon ladder that’s bordered on all sides by waterfalls and giant rocks.
Icebergs, Whales & Birds:
Since much of the Kittiwake Coast lies within “Iceberg Alley”, if you visit between April to July, you are guaranteed to see at least a dozen.
Some as large as ˝ a kilometre long can be viewed from shore.
When the ice moves on, many whales come to play and feed on silvery capelin. If you visit at the right time, you can tag along with us as we catch capelin that roll onto the beach in Eastport. Fish frys are a big treat at the end the trip.
Birdlife abounds along the Kittiwake Coast. In the spring and early summer, bald eagles and hawks can be seen flying over the inn and fishing in our bay in numbers. You are welcome to borrow a pair of binoculars and take along a picnic lunch from the Bistro on your bird watching adventure.
Berries are everywhere! Blueberries, raspberries, partridge and gooseberries. Take along a container and pick to your hearts delight.
Beaches, Fishing Villages, Festivals and Boat Tours:
Within close proximity of the inn, there is a number of things to see and do. Comb white sandy beaches for hidden treasures, visit historical fishing out-ports and museums,
take in a festival or two or tour the ocean and rivers on boat.
Whether you are looking for a souvenir of Newfoundland or a larger piece of art to add to your collection, there are plenty of little shops and stores nearby to meet your needs. Here are just a few:
www.nortonscovestudio.com - Non-Toxic print making & gift shop
www.whimsicalsandcafe.com - Eclectic gift shop and cafe
www.moor-craftsandgifts.com - Gift shop
www.detailsanddesigns.com - Gift shop, home decor, ladies fashions
Whatever your interest, the Kittiwake Coast is beyond your imagination!