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A perfect place to spend a nice summer's day.

This is a beautiful, picture perfect location. We drove out from St. John’s and spent most of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St. John's, Canada
Beautiful and important place. Absolutely worth a visit.

Beautiful town with impressive (and important) archaeological dig site. Very well preserved early... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Avalon, Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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All reviewsbooked aheadpicnic lunchirish loopdirt roadgorgeous viewsboth sidestetley tealight houseon the rockstwo hoursnice walkbeautiful spotpetty harbourwitless baywhale watchinggift shopavalon
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful, picture perfect location. We drove out from St. John’s and spent most of the day visiting the area. We started with the Colony of Avalon site and then made our way to the lighthouse for a late lunch. To get to...More

Thank Family5GetAway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful town with impressive (and important) archaeological dig site. Very well preserved early English settlement. Guided tour is about 1.5 hour but certainly worth the time. Port area, church, and nearby lighthouse are lovely sites to see as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing Rick Mercers report I just had to visit. It did not disappoint. Gorgeous views and scenery!

Thank kelli9971
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Parked and walked to lighthouse with our own picnic as Lighthouse Picnic was sold out. Bought coffee and fresh cookies on site to supplement our picnic supplies. Could have taken an atv up the hill but the walk was lovely through the forest. Stayed about...More

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Very peaceful town, as they all are in the part of the world. Part of the Irish Loop, but the true claim to fame is the Lighthouse, and it’s picnic lunch.

Thank AlyM671
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We walked out on a beautiful day and were mesmerized but the shear number of whales in the nearby waters. The walk out the Lighthouse is worth it without the whale watching bonus.

Thank travelnik5
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The long drive from St Johns is well worth the scenery, be sure to make stops along the way and PRE BOOK if you want to have a picnic at the top as you can NOT hike up and order anything but a drink and...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Loved going to the Ferryland lighthouse, the picnic lunch is a fabulous idea in the picturesque setting. Just wish we could purchase a loaf of bread at the lighthouse, to feed the teenagers.....but they were sold out. Even on a foggy day, such a beautiful...More

Thank edawe73
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 20 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

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Spencer S
15 October 2017|
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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.