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A piece of Newfoundland heaven.

... wonderful seascape vista after a lovely drive down from Cape Spears and Petty Harbour (no Alan... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
LorenzoelJefe
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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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Beautiful archeologists vocal site

We visited in Mid oct after the park had closed but we could still drive in and look around. Lots... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Lesterbeach
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

... wonderful seascape vista after a lovely drive down from Cape Spears and Petty Harbour (no Alan Doyle but he was at the Ennis Sisters concert at Memorial U). Q Tip: Book your picnic for July and August now. Otherwise take your own. Stonetown award...More

2  Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We visited in Mid oct after the park had closed but we could still drive in and look around. Lots of information boards explaining the history, and it was free. We drove towards the lighthouse but eventually the road turns to gravel and is very...More

1  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 11 October 2017

love the lighthouse, it a nice walk, beautiful views around the area. trails and famous picnic if you booked ahead. we missed it.

1  Thank Feng L
Reviewed 26 September 2017

A lengthy drive from St. John's but it offers great views and many long walking trails. Take your time and enjoy some of the local shops and the scenic drive along the ocean.

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It' a 1 km or so walk to the lighthouse. Moderate hike . Once there you can hike around the point or climb down right to the water to hear the surf and see crashing on the rocks. Beautiful views. You can order a lunch...More

Thank Bearcat4
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Views are fantastic as usual in Newfoundland but we couldn't even find a bathroom. Lots of tourists but no service. We knew there would not be a picnic but this was a disappointment.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went to explore here the first week of June and the Centre was closed and so was the Tea House. It would be nice if they would accommodate the tourists who travel early in the season. We did enjoy the drive around the archaeological...More

Thank souldreamers
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was my third visit to Ferryland and I was amazed at how much progress has been made on the project. Also visited the local Knitting Circle in the Visitor Centre - all very welcoming and learned a lot about the local area from the...More

1  Thank lindsaypony
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Most people are familiar with Ferryland picnics that you can reserve in advance, pick up at the lighthouse, and enjoy while sitting on the rocks and grass. And they're good. But typically booked months ahead, which can be a problem due to the changeable weather....More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Ferryland was the southernmost point in our hybrid "East Coast route 10" day trip, which included Witless Bay, Petty Harbour and Cape Spear. We were intrigued by the name and found that the location had historical significance via Lord Baltimore. Furthermore, the road up to...More

Thank Peeter P
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Spencer S
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Response from 59gajb | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is an active dig, altho' a bit primitive,but worthwhile, also has a map explaining dig and history, easily accessible.
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