Whether you are a beginner or experienced outdoors traveller, this guide will provide you with the information you need to explore the rugged beauty of the Avalon Peninsula of eastern Newfoundland on foot, snowshoes or skis. Included are 31 of the most scenic and historic trails of the Avalon. They take you past towering sea cliffs, over wild barrens, through dense woodlands and into Newfoundland settlements. if you yearn to watch whales and seals or herds of caribou, are interested in birds and wildflowers, or just enjoy the sweet aroma of balsam fir or the thrill of pounding surf, this book has something for you. So put on your boots, pack a lunch and get hiking!
About the Authors
Peter Gard was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and moved to Newfoundland in 1977. He has lived in Petty Harbour - Maddox Cove since 1986. His start as a writer came with Joey Smallwood's Encyclopedia of Newfoundland in 1982. He worked as a photographer and freelance writer, food and culture critic before catching the hiking bug in a big way. In 1994 he began organising volunteers to work on the East Coast Trail and in 1995 became the founding president of the East Coast Trail Association. He has worked as a manager for the association since 1997.
Bridget E. Neame was born to a farming family in Kent, England, in 1954. She grew up surrounded by animals, bird- watching in southern England and tramping the hills of western Ireland. Her love for remote country and the sea led her to a marine biology degree from the University of Liverpool. She has travelled far and wide in Europe, Israel, the U.S., Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. This book grew out of her love for the wildness of Newfoundland. Bridget lives with her family in Middle Cove, Newfoundland.