Day Trip

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Fogo Twillingate Moreton’s Harbour
All around the circle…”

Twillingate to Moreton’s Harbour via Carter’s Cove

The lyrics of the Newfoundland folk tune, I’se the b’y has made a legend of this Twillingate / New World Island touring route.  The first part,  Twillingate – Moreton’s Harbour is a lovely half-day trip.

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Starting out from Twillingate, a twenty-minute drive towards Lewisporte on Route 340 will bring you to the turn-off to Route 345: Carter’s Cove-Moreton’s Harbour-Tizzards Harbour.

Boats in Carter's Cove on our road trip from Twillingate Newfoundland

Boats in Carter's Cove

Drive through scenic Carter’s Cove and consider hiking the Brownies Cove Trail before continuing to Moreton’s Harbour. The Moreton’s Harbour Museum is managed by the local community and in summer there is a tea room where a “hot mug” and local baked good may be found. The Moreton’s Harbour W.I. Community Museum contains a wide array of wartime artifacts from both world wars, including wedding dresses and telegraph equipment, plus a tribute to the local fishing legacy.

As a protected harbour Moreton’s Harbour is also the perfect choice for the small crafts harbour that is the hub of the local fishing industry.

Moreton’s Harbour to Tizzard’s Harbour

From Moreton’s Harbour, follow the road signs to Tizzard’s Harbour – make sure you keep your camera close by. Then it is time to turn the car back towards Twillingate.

Lobsters at Hillgrade

Freshly cooked lobster and touton at the end of your day trip from Twillingate to Moreton's Harbour.

Freshly cooked lobster and touton.

On route 340 you’ll pass through Hillgrade.  Watch out for the sign that says Sansome and Sons, Lobster Pool… you have found a good spot to pick up lunch or supper.

Pick your live lobster from the pool and have it cooked on site.  You have a choice of taking your catch home with you or to dine on the deck with a beautiful ocean view.

Dildo Run Provincial Park on the way home to Twillingate is another option for a picnic of fresh lobster and fresh air.

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