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“Take Time to Climb the Mountain”

Gros Morne National Park
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Toronto, Canada
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“Take Time to Climb the Mountain”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We chose Norris Point as our base for exploring the park on our four-day visit. We toured Western Brook Pond, hiked the Tablelands, visited the Lobster Cove lighthouse, and climbed Gross Morne Mountain. On mountain day, we were at the trail head by 8am. We (me, my spouse, and our 10 year old daughter) had a leisurely hike 4km to the decision point. Then we climbed 4km through the scree field to the top of the mountain. We made it to the top by about 1pm. We had a quick lunch (that we brought with us -- no amenities at the summit, not even a garbage can, everything you take up you take back down) and then descended 4km back to the decision point via the back of the mountain. We then retraced our steps 4km back to the trail head. We got back to the car about 7pm. It was a full day but the experience, and the views, were worth it. The climb was restricted to well-blazed mountain trails. It was long and exhausting but not technically challenging at all. We wore light hiking shoes (Merrells) rather than running shoes but no special hiking equipment (we did bring safety items such as a compass, first aid kit, etc.) We also carried 2 litres of water each and it was just enough.

Visited July 2013
11 Thank TorontoJK
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“Gros Morne National Park.”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

World class hiking, scenery, mountains and sea shore. Geological wonders at Tablelands, hiking Gros Morne mounting offers amazing views

Visited August 2013
2 Thank stoneystone68
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Deep River
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“Gros Morne .. a trip worth 4 to 8 days!!!”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

This National Park is worth a visit all on its own .. if you can, make this a destination that you do not have to leave just too see the rest of the the provence.! Choose a spot to stay that you can day trip from and then just enjoy !! We choose Ocean Atlantic Cottages in Norris Point for the full 9 nights . These cottages were not only new (fantastic !!) , with Debbie and her wonderful staff ,they also had a spectacular view of Bonne Bay and the Tablelands. They were a great place to begin each day trip .. to Cows Head, Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Trout River Pond Green Gardens , Overlook Falls , Rocky Harbour etc. . By not even thinking about doing the rest of the province (we had done most of it in 2 previous trips) we were able to fully enjoy the treks , the cruises, the people found in this region of Newfound Land.

Visited June 2013
8 Thank Larry E
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We stayed in Cow head and woody point and which was perfect to explore this park, western brook pond was beautiful, lots to do,we viewed moose up close right in the town of Cow Head took in professional live theatre hiked the beach cant wait to return in the future

Visited September 2013
3 Thank compguy125
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Palm Bay, Florida
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“Excellent exhibits”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Was very impressed with all the excellent exhibits here. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. History, art, local crafts -- did enjoy all.

Visited July 2013
3 Thank Ronald G
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