Western Region

Old Mail Road Trail - Parks Canada Gros Morne National Park

Cow Head

Jan 1 - Dec 31

An easy, 2-km return walk in the shelter of forests and sand dunes. Trail leaves from the Shallow Bay day-use area, and follows the old winter mail road along the edge of the campground and north to Slants River. At either end of the trail you can cross the dunes over boardwalk and return along the beach. Every winter from 1882 to 1952, mailmen travelled this route by dogsled to deliver mail along the coast. This is a shared use trail; cyclists yield to other trail users.

Locations & Dates

  • Route 430, Cow Head
  • 49.9332, -57.7743
  • Jan 1 - Dec 31


National Park pass required. See website.

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