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Eastern Newfoundland/Canada

Introducing Eastern Newfoundland

Two peninsulas seem to grasp awkwardly out to sea and comprise the sliver that is Eastern Newfoundland. The beloved, well-touristed Bonavista Peninsula projects northward. Historic fishing villages freckle its shores, and windblown walking trails swipe its coast. The Discovery Trail Tourism Association provides the hiking lowdown; several trails are less than 5km, and they go to a maximum of 17km. Clarenville is the Bonavista Peninsula's access point and service center, though there's not much for sightseers.

To the south juts the massive but less-traveled Burin Peninsula, another region of fishing villages. These towns are struggling harder to find their way in the post-cod world. The ferry for France – yes, France, complete with wine, éclairs and Brie – departs from Fortune and heads to the nearby French islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon, a regional highlight.