OTENTik Time at Terra Nova Park
This is my it’s post in a while, because we now have two babies!! Elijah was born in April, 2018, and Erik was born in April, 2019. They have made our world complete :) Hiking adventures have taken a hit, but we try to get outside as much as possible. One of our adventures last summer involved staying in an oTentik in Terra Nova National Park (located about 200 km west of St. John’s). These structures fall into the category of “glamping,” which its our needs great since we have a 14 month old and a 2 month old. For any new parents out there, OTentiks are a great way to spend some quality time outside with the new addition(s) for slightly over $100 per night.
Herring Neck (aka Salt Harbour, my family refers to it as Herring Neck) is yet another picturesque community located on the NorthEast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. It has all of the common characteristics of communities scattered along the coast; a rugged coastline, spectacular ocean sunsets, friendly people, a rich fishing history, and an incredible iceberg season from May until July.
Twillingate, also known as the land of icebergs, has a great collection of short to medium length trails. One of my favourite ones to hike is the Spiller's Cove Trail which is located on the eastern part of the island.
Hike the Top of Twillingate Trail
Over the Thanksgiving (Canadian) break this year we decided to visit family in Twillingate, Newfoundland. In anticipation of eating two Turkey Dinners (not a typo) I decided to go for a run on the Top of Twillingate Trail.
Sheldon Huelin is a proud Newfoundlander and enjoys all things outside.