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Hiking and Split Peas in Twillingate, Newfoundland

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Our last visit to Twillingate and Fogo Island was in the fall of 2010 and we wanted to return to find out about the hiking trail development in Twillingate and to walk some of the many trails of Fogo Island that we had heard about. So at midday on Tuesday August 23 we headed out from Corner Brook to central Newfoundland. We also had some friends from Ontario in tow and they were very keen to revisit this area having seen it over 10 years ago on a driving tour of the province.

In Twillingate we checked out the new signage that Fred Bridger has been installing on the trails and he said he has received lots of good comments about the developed network. Fred seems to be a one man trail crew and his love for the hiking opportunities around Twillingate is infectious. He also runs the 4 star Paradise Bed and Breakfast (http://www.capturegaia.com/paradiseb&b.html) with his wife Mildred and it must have the best view of any B and B in Twillingate.

 

 Fred Bridger shows off a one of the new trail maps in Twillingate

We recommend several coastal hikes in the Twillingate area, which is known for its rugged coastline and possible iceberg sitings in season. For anyone interested in more information about these hiking trails in Twillingate and others in Central Newfoundland see: http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/~knicol/easternhikes.htm for videos and other photos. That evening, Fred suggested we see “The Split Peas” and they entertained a full house with their fine music. You can even have a touton and a cup of tea at intermission. 

Some of the fine coastal scenery near Twillingate