Trinity is Just Terrific!
It's so exciting to make my first blog posting to Newfoundland and Labrador's official tourism website! What an honour it is to share all my experiences as I resettle into life back home in this beautiful place. I have tons to tell you about: beautiful places, lovely bed and breakfasts and vacation homes, terrific food, and wonderful historic sites. Amazing music, talented artisans, and off-the-beaten track experiences. And so much more.
Soon after I arrived back in St. John's, our very good friends came for a two-week, first-time visit. Our first stop on a five day road trip was a two night stay in historic Trinity which is about a three hour drive fro St. John’s. Take the Trans Canada Highway west, turn north on highway 230, just past Clarenville, and keep heading north up into beautiful Trinity Bay.
Trinity has made a huge impact on the tourism scene in Newfoundland. Its beautiful historic properties, lovely art galleries, and great restaurants make for an awesome stay. Plus, it’s the home of Rising Tide Theatre, which offers visitors the chance to take in a walkabout “New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant” as well as one of several evening dinner theatre performances. While hugely busy in the summer, Trinity still offers relaxing stays, tranquil strolls, abundant scenery and superb photo taking.
For accommodations, we chose Newfoundland Experience Heritage Inns & Dining, which I can’t recommend enough. In Trinity, Jennifer and Dennis Davis operate six heritage properties; each are lovingly restored and immaculately maintained. My friends and I stayed in Kelly’s Landing, a sweet little four-bedroom home located right on the water.
The downstairs has an open living room with TV, and a small fridge and microwave, tea and coffee are all made available for guests. Each bedroom has a private bathroom; mine had a sweet little double bed that was so cozy and inviting, I couldn’t wait to hop into bed at night!
We totally enjoyed the hearty breakfast included with our stay and sampled home-made bread and muffins, baked quiche, French toast, and all the jams, juices, tea and coffee you could want. Breakfast is served in main dining room of the Eriksen Premises, the hub of the entire operation.
Sophia’s casual fine dining room also operates as a restaurant serving both lunch and dinner, and we also enjoyed a relaxed meal there on our first night. I tried the Filet of Salmon, which is ‘roasted with an East West Spice Rub and drizzled with an orange soy glaze.’ And I have to say, it was fabulous! The perfectly cooked salmon was served on a bed of glazed noodles and garnished with veggies. Kudos to Chef Dennis!
We also shared the New Orleans Bread Pudding with blueberries and Newfoundland Screech sauce and that was also a huge hit.
Our time in Trinity was so much fun; the scenery alone is worth the drive. Trinity is also home to many other terrific bed and breakfasts and vacation homes, as well as some lovely restaurants. All of them will ensure a special experience. Do yourself a favour and plan to visit soon.