Green. The deepest and most vivid shades of green, perfect for long meadow walks and lazy picnics. This place boasts a temperature milder than the rest of the island. Sheltered by the Long Range Mountains, dramatic churches stand on cliffs overlooking the ocean and clouds float over traditional farmlands dotted with grazing Newfoundland ponies.
This is Codroy Valley, a collection of 15 communities tucked away in Western Newfoundland. There is nothing else like it in all the province. A haven for birders, nature lovers, adventurers, historians and travellers alike.
Start your journey with a visit to the Grand Codroy Estuary Ramsar Site, located at the mouth of the Grand Codroy River - a 925-hectare area recognized by the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance and as an internationally Important Bird Area (IBA). Here, you can stand at the waters of the estuary and spend the day watching and photographing birds in their natural habitat. This is a stopover for migrating water and land fowl heading north in the spring and south in the fall and a landing place for rare species occasionally blown off course. It has a large raptor population in the fall and is a good place to see songbirds. Head to the interpretation centre and then hike the trail along the rushing riverbank, making note of the rare vascular plants and wildlife you see along the way.
To get a better look at our wildlife, visit the Grand Codroy Wildlife Museum and Art Gallery. Here you can have your picture taken with Newfoundland's largest mounted moose, and view hundreds of species of animals, birds and fish set in artificial displays of their natural surroundings.
In St. Andrews, play the nine-hole St. Andrews Na Creige Golf Course flanked by a background of mountains. After the game, take the short drive to Cape Anguille, the most westerly point of the island, and take a look at its lighthouse.
Codroy Valley is located on the Codroy Valley International Wetlands scenic driving route, 35 kilometres northwest of Port aux Basques.
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CartyvilleSituated between two salmon rivers, overlooks Robinsons River, Flower garden, Beautiful beaches, walking trails nearby.
Doyles1 and 2 Bedroom fully equipped Cottages just 30 minutes from the Newfoundland Ferry.
CodroyA relaxing retreat within the tranquil and beautiful atmosphere of the scenic Codroy Valley.
DoylesSpacious three-bedroom vacation home with private patio and picturesque view of the Table Mountains.+1 (709) 694 1901
MillvilleYou can have it all peace, tranquility, beauty and comfort. Plese check us out at Majestic View Cottages, Millville, NL.
South BranchCozy pet friendly log cabin with 20x20 enclosed patio with BBQ. Fully equipped kitchen. Satellite tv and wifi available. Located next to the Trans Canada Trail for those travelling on ATV or skidoo.+1 (709) 695 1582
Cape AnguilleRestored lightkeeper's home with rare birds, history & serenity. Beautiful location for seaside strolls.
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Upper FerryA serene trail along the Grand Codroy Wetlands. The trail is a birding hotspot.+1 (709) 955 2109
J. T. Cheeseman Provincial ParkA 2-km trail from the day-use area to the coast where the spray from breaking waves looks like smoke, and hence the trail's name.
Upper FerryWetlands of International Importance. Important Bird Area. High concentrations, large variety of waterfowl, many rare or absent from NL. Info on species, Codroy Valley; displays on waterfowl, estuary.+1 (709) 955 2115
DoylesExperience up close the wildlife of Newfoundland and Labrador. Over 300 exhibits displayed in natural settings.
CodroyA Registered Heritage Structure built in 1913.
SearstonThis scenic beach is located at the mouth of the Grand Codroy River. Natural Scenic Attraction Park.
J. T. Cheeseman Provincial ParkThis natural environmental park on the Cape Ray barrens features bogs, rolling forested hills, floral species and wildlife.
DoylesLocated in the scenic Codroy Valley, the church was constructed in 1912 by volunteer carpenters with local material cut by residents of the area. The bell tower was constructed a few years later.