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Rennie's River Trail

Pippy Park, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Educational

Lots of info about water shed, rivers, the recycling of water, aquatic environments, fossils... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marina S
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Bauline
via mobile
The trail was just lovely

This trail and others that run through St. John's are well maintained. Easy to navigate and take... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
JoAnn Paul K
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London, Canada
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Meandering along the course of Rennie’s River, this 2.9 km trail connects Quidi Vidi Lake with Long Pond. Starting from the Memorial University Campus, pass through a peaceful wooded valley and long-established residential neighbourhoods. See historic places, including the sites of Rennie’s Mill and the former Memorial Stadium.
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Pippy Park, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of info about water shed, rivers, the recycling of water, aquatic environments, fossils, protection of our water areas and their environments! Lovely walking trail!

Thank Marina S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This trail and others that run through St. John's are well maintained. Easy to navigate and take you through some beautiful terrain. We rarely used our car while in this city. We hiked from spot to spot and thoroughly enjoyed meeting a great many citizens...More

Thank JoAnn Paul K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A very nice hiking trail, so serene with the river running through and it travels quite a long distance into the forest as well.

Thank Irene R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is the perfect connector to get from the Pippypark Campground to downtown St John's on foot. Unfortunately bikes are not allowed on the trail. It's a little over 3 km - but all flat and along the little river, far away from cars. There...More

1  Thank dundr2015
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Excellent Centre City / East End Trail that links with the other trail systems and into pippy park on one end and the lake trails on the other end. you can go for hours once you reach the ends of this Traill.

Thank MENBBB
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This trail is as beautiful as any metropolitan trail that I have experienced world wide. The serenity, tranquility and beauty is never to be forgotten. This trail is accessible also!!

Thank marklane2015
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The value that Rivers bring to a City can be seen and felt in all types of weather.  Todaymay not have been sunny (just yet)  but the cool temperatures with some fog being present made for a wonderful walk along the Rennies River Trail.  The fall...More

Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 16 September 2016

After 2 and a half weeks of hiking and sightseeing, I needed an easy scenic walk to end my visit. I met a brother and sister from the area that suggested scenic walk to end my visit. I met a brother and sister from the...More

1  Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My wife and I were visiting with our son and his wife prior to our Florida vacation. We caught the trail at Pippy Park and walked down to and around Quidi Vidi and back again. The trail is well maintained. Quite the view of nature...More

Thank Keon14
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was a beautiful walk through the city - you would never know you in a city! easy walk, amazing scenery. Spectacular!

Thank Leah K
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Ellie K
20 June 2016|
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Response from greaume |
The trail is roughly 5k round trip from Quidi Vidi lake. That will get you not quite to the end of the trail, there is a bit more if you cross over a busy road, but it didn't look like it was worth the extra distance. So... More
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