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One Tank Trip for Newfoundland Camping
There are few places on this planet that can boast about remaining relatively untouched for thousands of years. And there are those of us that relish the opportunity to explore such places, while respecting the grace and beauty of the area. Newfoundland is one of those rare places. Rich in history, sprawling with natural beauty, and embraced by all of those lucky enough to happen upon this province, Newfoundland has a piece of heaven around every bend just waiting to be discovered by some fortunate traveler willing to take the leap.
This one tank trip runs east along Canada’s Highway 1, and kicks off in the town of Grand Falls-Windsor. This community is renowned for being one of Newfoundland’s chief tourist attractions and the home of Thunder Brook, a fantastic place to go fishing and swimming, and Beothuk Park, where you can experience the feeling of Newfoundland RV camping out in the wild while remaining close to modern conveniences.
In Bishop’s Falls - which lies 11 miles to the east via Highway 1 - you can enjoy camping beside the Exploits River, with a fantastic view of the waterfalls for which the town is named. The Bishop’s Falls Heritage Centre offers a variety of exhibits and artifacts showcasing the waterways, logging industry, and contributions to the sports industry that have stemmed from the town.
The town of Gander awaits you after a 40-mile eastbound drive through some truly eye-popping scenic countryside along Highway 1. Here you’ll find the fishing waters to be rich and plentiful. No doubt you’ll find the sunset views to be breath-taking, each one more beautiful than the previous one. Prepare to be enthralled by the peacefulness of the region, and allow at least a couple of days to savor the serenity.
Glovertown is your next Newfoundland RV Camping stop, at the end of a 35-mile drive further east on Highway 1. This is a sailing community, situated right next to Bloody Bay Reach. Launch your boat along the waters, pack your rod and reel, and see how many tasty Atlantic salmon you can haul in for the day.
Angling south, but remaining on Highway 1 for 15 miles, brings you to your final one tank trip destination, Terra Nova. Take a nature hike, visit the bogs and marshlands for some wildlife watching, or drop a kayak in the Atlantic waters and get a staggering view from offshore – just you, the sea, and the sunset. There are miles upon miles of hiking trails just waiting to be explored, and in the wintertime you can even go dog sledding!
When you come to Newfoundland, prepare to be amazed. It’s like a candy store for all five senses – minus the cavities and sticky fingers.
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