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Natural and Scenic Attractions

The Natural & Scenic Attractions protect and provide access to areas with significant natural features and/or with special high quality scenic attributes. They are located nearby or adjacent to highways and/or scenic routes providing rest stops for the travelling public. Camping is not permitted in these parks.


The Arches

This site features a natural rock archway created by tidal action. The massive formation is within view of picnic sites. Day users also have access to pit toilets. This park is located just north of Gros Morne National Park on the Northern Peninsula Highway.

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A deep river gorge with two cascading waterfalls provide a scenic setting for photographs. Stairs and walkways enable the visitor to descend the gorge and cross the river. Thirty five of the known mosses and liverworts in Newfoundland have been identified in this park. Picnic sites and pit toilets are available for day users. The park is located on the Avalon Peninsula south east of Placentia.

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Codroy Valley

The beautiful view of the Long Range Mountains from this valley location and the large beach area with an abundance of shore birds are important natural features of this park. Located north west of Port aux Basques it contains picnic sites and pit toilets for day users.

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Deadman's Bay

This beach of fine white sand provides a fantastic view of icebergs in early summer. Picnic sites and pit toilets are available for day users. The park is located on the northeast coast or 'straight' shore near Lumsden.

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A collapsed sea cave with a natural archway carved out by sea action is the focus of this site. Picnic sites and pit toilets are available for day users. The park is located on the tip of the Bonavista Peninsula near Bonavista.

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Gooseberry Cove

This attractive sandy beach with a grassy back shore is ideal for picnicking. High wave action restricts swimming. Picnic tables are available for day users. The park is located south of Placentia on the Avalon Peninsula.

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Chance Cove

This park is located on the south east corner of the Avalon peninsula along route 10, or the Irish Loop. Just a few minutes east of Trepassey, this parks 2068 hectares stretch from the highways edge to the coast. There are no designated campsites here, however you are permitted to camp on the parking lot in the picnic area. There is access to pit toilets. A trail leads down to the coast where you can see whales, seabirds, and seals along this spectacular coast. Those interested in visiting this site are asked to contact:

Parks Division

Tel: (709) 637-2040

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