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Gros Morne National Park

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A must-see for visitors to Newfoundland, this 1800-sq km coastal park and Unesco World Heritage Site features dramatic mountains, fjords, beaches, bogs and barren cliffs. Remnants of a mountain chain formed 1.2 billion years ago, its notable geology is a rare example of continental drift, with exposed deep ocean crust and mantle. Hiking, sea kayaking and sightseeing cruises are popular activities.

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1. Tablelands

2.39 MILES

Dominating the southwest corner of the park, near Trout River, are the unconquerable and eerie Tablelands. This huge flat-topped massif was part of the…

2. Bonne Bay Marine Station

3.56 MILES

At the wharf in Norris Point is this small research facility, which is part of Memorial University. Every half-hour there are interactive tours, and the…

4. Gros Morne Wildlife Museum

6.07 MILES

While this spot falls into the kitschy-but-fun attraction-cum-gift-shop category, we want to stress: it is fun. Several rooms, each themed around a Gros…

5. Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

6.49 MILES

Overlooking the Gulf of St Lawrence, this lighthouse is picturesque enough to grace the cover of a nautically inclined calendar. Inside you'll find parks…

6. SS Ethie

18.31 MILES

Follow the sign off the highway to a parking lot, and from here take a short path to where the waves batter the rusty and tangled remains of the SS Ethie…

7. Broom Point Fishing Camp

22.94 MILES

This restored fishing camp sits a short distance north of Western Brook Pond. The three Mudge brothers and their families fished here from 1941 until 1975…

8. Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum

28.84 MILES

Located in Cow Head, at the very northern edge of the park, this historical building is really more of a collection of cool stuff: an axe murderer's axe,…