Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park is located in Western Newfoundland and is the biggest national park in the province.  The park is characterized by a very diverse landscape that consists of fjords, sandy beaches, mountains, valleys, tablelands, meadows, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. This diverse landscape is great for many outdoor activities, photographic opportunities and backcountry adventure.

There are a number of outfitters and tour companies that take visitors on a variety of guided tours in the park but it is also possible to explore much of the park on your own.  A main road winds through the park and it is well-maintained.  Some of the activities that one can pursue in Gros Morne include hiking, boating, fishing, camping and sightseeing.  Hiking trails are numerous and are well-marked along the main road.  Some are very long and steep, like Trout River Pond.  Others are short leg-stretcher trails like Southeast Brook Falls.  Gros Morne Mountain is a strenuous trail but it is quite popular with visitors to the park because of the spectacular view that waits at the top.  Despite the mostly mountainous and rocky terrain of the park, there is a sandy beach along the coast.

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Andrea MacEachern is a freelance travel writer and amateur photographer living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. anotherdayforgrace.blogspot.ca

Another favorite pastime in Gros Morne is wildlife viewing.  Moose, caribou, bear, fox, beaver and lynx are just some of the mammals that make the park their home.

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Andrea MacEachern is a freelance travel writer and amateur photographer living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. anotherdayforgrace.blogspot.ca

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