Cape Broyle is a scenic community located on the Avalon Peninsula and East Coast Trails. We are minutes away from the Ferryland Archaeological Dig that was once settled by Lord Baltimore back in 1621. Ferryland also boasts the famous “Lighthouse Picnics” where you and your family can enjoy a private picnic outside on the hills while watching the whales play nearby.
Below please find a list of other local attractions to enjoy.
Swimming & Boating
Enjoy Swimming and Boating on Cape Broyle Pond, which is located across the road from Avalon Wilderness Cottages.
Enjoy a stunning scenery and delicious food all rolled up in one of the most unique experiences you’ve had in a long time. Lighthouse Picnics – using fresh local ingredients provides you with your delicious picnic lunch that you then take outside to enjoy with your friends or loved ones on the hillside. Each picnic includes a salad, sandwich, dessert & lemonade – all lovingly made/kneaded/baked/squeezed at the lighthouse.
To learn more, visit www.lighthousepicnics.ca
Colony of Avalon Archaeological Dig
The colony was founded by George Calvert, later Lord Baltimore, in 1621. Most people have no idea that permanent European settlement in North America dates so far back, and that Newfoundland played such an important role. The Ferryland settlement was “forgotten”, and its remains lay undisturbed for centuries. The site is now being excavated and archaeologists have uncovered over a million artifacts from the stone constructed buildings including gold rings, Portuguese ceramics and other unusual objects.
To learn more, visit www.colonyofavalon.ca
- 18.3 km Cape Broyle Head Path
- 5.2 km Capelin Bay Path
- 5.5 km Sounding Hills Path
- La Manche Village & La Manche Park
For complete details on all the hiking paths both developed and undeveloped along the East Coast Trail, visit their website at www.eastcoasttrail.ca
Viewing is only available by boats, as no landing on the islands are permitted to help protect the puffin colonies.
Avalon Wilderness Reserve
The Avalon Wilderness Reserve is 1,070 km2 of barrens and forests. It protects the Avalon woodland caribou herd, the most southerly caribou herd in Canada. The survival of this herd is a North American conservation success story. The herd had dwindled to only a few dozen animals by the early 1960s, but it rose to a high of six to seven thousand animals in the early 1990s. In 1998, it numbered almost two thousand animals.
A rolling plateau, the area is dotted with boulders that were left behind by melting glaciers more than 10,000 years ago.
Southern Shore Folk & Arts Council Dinner Theatre
The plays and music include traditional and original material, accompanied by a delicious meal of authentic Newfoundland entrees and desserts.
For full details and schedule visit the Southern Shore Dinner Theatre.
Whale & Bird Watching
Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the most spectacular whale watching places in the world. 22 species of whales, including the minke, sperm, pothead, blue, orca, and the world’s largest population of humpbacks, feed on capelin, krill and squid along the coast.
- O’Briens Whale & Bird Tours – www.obriensboattours.com
- Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch – www.gatheralls.com
- Mullowney’s Puffin & Whale Tours
- Colbert’s Puffin & Whale Tours
- Ecotours – Witless Bay Wonders – www.whaleicebergandpuffinecotours.com
- Captain Wayne’s Marine Excursions – www.captwaynes.com
For more information on the Irish Loop, please visit www.theirishloop.com