0

Hike to the Natural Arch in Little Harbour

The hike to the Natural Arch in Little Harbour, a 4 km drive out of Twillingate on Route 340. Watch for the sign on the left pointing to Little Harbour. The photos on this page were taken by TA Loeffler on a summer hike to the Arch – a walk along an old overgrown road, past a resettled community, scattered root cellar,  through fields of wild raspberries and blueberries.

Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips - all that is left of a once vibrant community in Little Harbour.

Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips

View from the Natural Arch in Little Harbour, Twillingate

View from the Natural Arch

A hiker enjoys the sunset on this bench along the hike to the Natural Arch.

On the Bench.

Hiker meandering along the path to the Natural Arch in Little Harbour.

Along the path.

A gull at sunset in Jones Cove at the Natural Arch on the Lower Little Harbour hike.

A Gull at Sunset.

The view at the Natural Arch in Little Harbour, Twillingate.

At the Arch

An old fence at sunset along the path to the Natural Arch.

Fence at Sunset.

Debris and treasures on the beach at the Natural Arch on the Lower Little Harbour hike.

Beach Treasure

Abandoned home on the Little Harbour trail.

Abandoned home.

Looking through the Natural Arch on the hike at Little Harbour, Twillingate.

Looking through the Arch.

Keefe's Root Cellar

Keefe's Root Cellar

Tags: ,

0

Top of Twillingate Hike

Entrance to Top of Twillingate

Entrance to Top of Twillingate Hike

The hike to the Top of Twillingate delivers the most rewarding views along the way and at the end of this 40 minute hike to the final lookout point.

In total between an hour to hour and a half, this easy to moderate hike follows along a wooded trail with 3 lookout stations before reaching the peak of Twillingate island at 327 ft above sea level, with its 18 ft lookout tower.

This hike starts in the community called Bayview, previously known as Gillard’s Cove. To get to the starting point, drive as if leaving Twillingate onto Route 340. Take the first exit to the right, called Rink Road. Stay on this road until you see the sign at the start of the trail on your right.  There is parking at the start of the hike.

A Hiker Enjoys the View from Lookout 1 on Top of Twillingate trail.

A Hiker Enjoys the View from Lookout 1 on Top of Twillingate trail.

It is a dry trail with some uphill areas and a few hand rails and stretches of board walk to help out. An option is to do the additional loop to the trail on a board walk around Low Mist Pond.

The trail is marked very well and there are washroom facilities at the start of the trail near the trail cabin. In summer a canteen operates at the trail cabin, staffed by students. The area has a few picnic tables and along the trail there is bench seating.

Don’t forget to sign the guest book that is kept at the lookout tower at the peak of the trail.  And why not end the trail off back in Twillingate with fresh fish and chips at JJ’s Fish Market on the deck?

Things to bring:

  • Day pack
  • Water
  • Protection against black flies
  • A hat
  • A camera


Tags: , ,