Terra Nova National Park, Mallorytown

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Address: Terra Nova National Park, Mallorytown, NL A0C 1L0, Canada

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About Terra Nova National Park, Mallorytown

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. Terra Nova National Park was created in 1957 and was the first National Park in Newfoundland and Labrador. Terra Nova protects the Eastern Island Boreal Forest natural region. This region covers most of the island of Newfoundland, east of Deer Lake, and is characterized by black spruce trees with pockets of balsam fir, white pine, mountain ash, tamarack, maple and other deciduous tree species.

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  • Beautiful National Park. Lots of great hikes. Brand new (and incredibly clean) washroom facilities in the camp grounds. You could spend multiple days hiking around the expansive park. Staff are friendly, and helpful. If you're traveling through Newfoundland, make a point of stopping at this National Park.

  • While I only had a short hour in Terra Nova National Park, I managed to visit the Visitor Centre and do much more than I was expecting! I highly recommend starting at the Visitor Centre, the staff are super kind and helpful. They also have a Touch Tank, with lots of great things from the sea. I also recommend the short 15 min loop around the Heritage trail, which is mostly boardwalk and gravel, located a short walk from the Visitor Centre!

  • Been coming here for 19 years and will still continue to. Best place to relax. Many things to do during the day. If you have kids there is endless things for you and them to do. The programs are all family friendly, although some are not wheelchair accessible. Best park iv been too.

  • We passed through this park briefly because we were on a mission to get to Rock Harbour. We did check out the visitor centre to see the displays and play in the interactive touch pool. The views even from the visitor centre were lovely so we can only imagine the other trails and other features that we could have stayed for. The exhibits were informative and the interactive touch pool was interesting for us because we got the chance to see/touch some of the natural species in these cool waters. If you’re looking for something to eat, there is an eatery attached but it’s a small cafeteria so a quick lunch or snack would probably be what you’re getting. We’re still glad we got to stop and when we return, we’ll make the time to stay longer to explore. I think that Gros Morne gets too much attention that many people forget about the other National parks like this one.

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  • Absolutely gorgeous park. The sites (we stayed in Shallow Bay and Green Point) were decent. There is a lot of construction happening which was noisy and frustrating when walking around. The water was randomly not working in Shallow Bay. But nice new communal building that will be awesome when ready, especially on rainy days.

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