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Enjoy Excellent Newfoundland and Labrador Camping Opportunities at Terra Nova National Park!
Established in 1957, Terra Nova National Park covers 250 square miles. Located on the northeast coast of Newfoundland in Canada, the park takes its name from the Latin name for Newfoundland. The landscape is typical of the region with the Appalachian Mountains contributing to a widely varied and rugged land. The coast tends to be rocky, varying between cliffs and exposed land to sheltered coves and inlets. Further inland, the park protects the Eastern Islands Boreal Forest natural region which is characterized by black spruce trees, balsam fir, maple, white pine, tamarack and other tree species. Terra Nova National Park has plenty to offer campers from biking and hiking to boating and fishing, making it a wonderful Newfoundland and Labrador camping spot!
Terra Nova National Park is open year round. A daily entrance fee is charged which costs CA$5.80 for adults, $4.90 for seniors, $2.90 for children and $14.70 for a family. An annual pass costs $29.50 for adults, $19.60 for seniors, $14.70 for children and $73.60 for a family. A family consists of up to seven people traveling in one vehicle. Summers are pleasant and warm, while winters are snowy and cold.
Terra Nova National Park is a beautiful park any time of the year with distinct seasons and thus distinct seasonal activities. Summer is a terrific time to explore the park on foot. With over 60 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy strolls to strenuous hikes, you can explore the coastal region of the park or head inland passing through ancient trees. Another great way to explore the park is in the water. With 125 miles of coast line, lakes, rivers and ponds, there is plenty to explore! You can bring your own kayak or canoe, or rent one in the park. Sandy Pond is one of the most popular summer swimming spots and with its sandy beach and shallow water, it is excellent for everyone. There are also a couple of nice beaches along the Atlantic Ocean for sea swimming. Winter weather makes the park excellent for cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and more! With so much to see and do year round, this is a terrific Newfoundland and Labrador camping spot!
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