Every year we try to spend sometime exploring our home province, Newfoundland! We live in such a beautiful place. This year was our biggest adventure yet. Our itinerary included Twillingate, Burlington and Gros Morne National Park. Of course, I will be recapping the entire adventure here. We’ll start with stop number one, Twillingate.
One Day In Twillingate
Twillingate is about a 5 hour drive outside of the capital city of Newfoundland, St. John’s. I’d recommend driving yourself if possible. Our public transit system is almost non-existent and outside of the city? Forget it.
Where to Stay
We stayed at the most lovely little inn, the Sunshine Inn. The inn has 5 rooms each decorated beautifully. There is a shared kitchen space with a continental breakfast and everything you’d need if you choose to cook yourself. The location was right in the centre of town. It was just perfect and we will definitely stay here in the future. While we didn’t spend a whole lot of time here other then sleeping, we headed back here in the evening and enjoyed sitting out on the beautiful deck overlooking the water.
Where to Eat
We enjoyed lunch at Crow’s Nest Cafe which was incredible. We had the chilli and pulled pork sandwiches and enjoyed them outside on the patio. It was a great way to start our staycation in Twillingate.
We had dinner at Doyle Sansome & Sons. The food was good but the decor left a little to be desired. But if you can get past that it is good, albeit basic, seafood. I had the lobster which is their speciality.
Things To Do
There are so many hikes in this area it is incredible. Sadly, we only managed to do one hike but we chose the right one as it had stunning views. We hiked out to the natural sea arch, which was stunning. I took tons of pictures along the way.
We also visited Split Rock Brewery and sampled some of the local beers. They have a huge taproom and about 8 different beers to sample. The beer is great, we had a lot of fun here enjoying the beer and atmosphere. Just a heads up, there is no food on site (except chips) so the kiddos aren’t allowed. Definitely check this place out!
Twillingate is such a beautiful little town with tons to do. It was a great relaxing start to our staycation. Stunning scenery, amazing food and lots of things to do and see. What more could you want? We will definitely be back to check out more of the hiking and restaurants.
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