Top things to do in Central Newfoundland

Top Choice Island in New-Wes-Valley

Greenspond

This windy island, which seems to dangle somewhere between the Atlantic and the end of the world, is one of Newfoundland's oldest continuously inhabited outports. While connected to the mainland by bridge, Greenspon…
Top Choice Cafe in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Crow's Nest Café

True to its name, the Crow's Nest occupies a high hill overlooking Twillingate. Even better than the views are the coffee, scones, cakes and other baked goods ($3 to $6) – all superlatively delicious and made with c…
Top Choice Seafood in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Doyle Sansome & Sons

Head out of your way for this classic cash-only seafood spot, serving crisp cod, fish cakes with rhubarb relish, and fresh lobster. If it's a nice day, the dock seating provides a fine view. Don't be fooled by the n…
Top Choice Museum in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Prime Berth Fishing Museum

Run by an engaging fisherman, this private museum, with its imaginative and deceptively simple concepts (a cod-splitting show!), is brilliant, and fun for mature scholars and schoolkids alike. It's one of the first …
Gallery in New-Wes-Valley

Norton's Cove Studio

Local artist Janet Davis specializes in non-toxic printmaking, and uses hand embroidery, inking, and other techniques to produce her wares, all sold in the romantically weathered confines of an 1890s general store.T…
Canadian in Fogo Island & Change Islands

Fogo Island Inn Restaurant

With sparkling sea views, this tiny gourmet eatery dishes up innovative three-course dinners sourced as locally as possible. The menu changes daily. Think delicate preparations of snow crab with sea salt, Prince Edw…
Theater in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Twillingate/NWI Dinner Theatre

The friendly crew here whip up a multicourse meat-(or fish) and-potatoes kind of meal before launching into a three-hour variety show with lots of Newfoundland music and sketch comedy. The show attracts an older cro…
Lighthouse in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Long Point Lighthouse

Long Point provides dramatic views of the coastal cliffs. Travel up the winding steps, worn from lighthouse-keepers' footsteps since 1876, and gawk at the 360-degree view. Located at the tip of the north island, it'…
Wildlife Reserve in Fogo Island & Change Islands

Newfoundland Pony Sanctuary

This humble stable maintains the world's largest herd of endangered Newfoundland ponies. The small creatures are renowned as hardy workers (especially in winter) with gentle temperaments. Pony rides may be available…
Canadian in New-Wes-Valley

Norton's Cove Cafe

This gorgeous cafe boasts a light, airy interior, brilliant waterfront views, and a menu that takes enjoyable license with local cuisine; try cod with basmati rice and vegetables, or local squid stir-fried Korean st…