Photo by Rolf Hicker:
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What a park! I grew up in Ontario and visited Algonquin Park frequently. Let me tell you Algonquin has nothing on Gros Morne. Spectacular views from Woody Point and every corner had another breathtaking scene. Just watch out for the moose and caribou, they are everywhere. Words don't do this place justice.
Mary Frickey ():
I just return to Kansas form three weeks in Newfoundland. The are near Gros Morne is unbelievable. I am still in ah of it. It took my breath away.
It was unbelivabel that the view around each corner was differen and more beautiful than the one before. I tried to take as many photoes as I could but they are not the same as the area.
I also fell in love with a local dish partridge berries. I had pie, jam and spreads. All were great.
Kasas was hard to return to.
Date posted: September 2006 Rolf Hicker (Canada):
As a travel photographer I have seen lots of National Parks, but Gros Morne National Park is still one of my favourites. Western Brook Pond is spectactular as well as the Tablelands. I have put a page together of Images from the Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland which you may see here:
Date posted: September 2006 Emilia Bautista King (U.S.A.):
You cannot appreciate how massive this place is until you've been there. I had a wonderful dinner at the quaint Seaside Restaurant (best partridgeberry pie) and tried to call Rocky Harbour within the park for my next night's accommodations, only to realize that it was long distance! The campgrounds are well-kept. Seeing a moose for the first time at Rocky Harbour was unforgettable!
Date posted: February 2006 Esther (The Netherlands):
Gros Morne National Park was fantastic! Beautiful trail on Partridge Berry Hill, great view. I love the lakes, the mountains, the mooses and the people of Newfoundland. I want to come back there for sure.
Date posted: July 2005 Sheila Ross (Canada):
This glorious site needs a photo to accompany these well-earned rave reviews. I agree that the highlights are Western Brook Pond (as photographed - the boat tour is a must) and the Tablelands, where the rocks of the exposed mantle render the soil inhospitable to plants. The contrast between the barren, gold-hued hills of the Tablelands and the heavily-treed cliffs of the rest of the park is really quite startling.
The West coast of Newfoundland is still quite undiscovered and has lots of affordable accommodation, and camping is a worthwhile option as well. The park is huge - prepare to spend a few days at least, and to be driving a fair amount. We found Rocky Harbour to be the ideal base, right in the middle and quite scenic in its own right. While you're in the area I highly recommend taking a trip up to L'Anse Aux Meadows and stopping at Arches Provincial Park and the Port-au-Choix site as well.
Absolutely gorgeous, one of the greatest wildernesses I've seen in Canada (I still have get to Nunavut). The Mountain itself is a pretty strenuous hike, but its well worth the climb for the views you get. Every trail, actually, is beautiful and different. I will return, that is sure.
Kelly K. Henry (USA):
Just visited in May, 2004. More moose than humans. Breathtaking waterfalls and lakes and stunning snow topped mountains. Rocky Harbor has some good hotels all with spectacular sunsets. Don't miss the Western Brook Pond trip and a hike among the rocks from the earth's mantle.
the south side of Bonne bay is beautiful the table lands mountains have to be seen up close. there are great hiking trails. a nice easy trip goes up partridge berry hill behind the discovery center. oh yeah the discovery center is wonderful. what a breath taking sight from the top of partridgeberry hill. Come to the south side of Bonne Bay it is worth the trip
Too true, do not go to this spectacular park or you will suffer the same fate as I! Gros Morne has broken my heart. I cried as I left and now find the landscape of my home ridiculously disappointing and bland. My only wish is to return to NFLD to see the fjord once more, but I think that now I am doomed to return again and again. One more time will not be enough, and I was there in May, not summer at all!
This place is hideously disappointing and unattractive. Please don't tell anybody else about it. It would be a shame if the secret got out about the breathtaking fjords, tundra, and coastal lowlands. Please, don't tell anybody about this park. I don't want it to become crowded when I visit there every year from 1700 miles away.
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