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Harry's Harbour & Jackson's Cove

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King's Cove Trail aka Trail with a View, Harry's Harbour, NL
Looking towards Harry's Harbour from King's Cove Trail
King's Cove, NL
Looking towards Harry's Harbour from King's Cove Trail

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On the advice of the people at King's Point we were told to take a drive up to Harry's Harbour. From the TCH (Trans Canada Highway) you take 390 north. Shortly you will take 391 on your left, heading for King's Point. You will stay on Hwy 391 though, going east and then north around the end of Green Bay. There are a number of villages you will pass by and through, Jackson's Cove, Nicky's Nose Cove and finally Harry's Harbour. The trail system at Harry's Harbour is called King's Cove Trail aka Trail With a View. It is at the end of the road and there is a small area to park. At the time we were there a small handmade sign marked your arrival. There are no boardwalks on this path but it is clearly marked and the terrain is easy to handle. There are beautiful views across Green Bay and the shore line here is very pretty. Part of the trail system takes you to meadowed areas along the shore that mark the location of the early settlements.

On the way back to King's Point we also stopped at Jackson's Cove. The road that Jackson's Cove is on makes a loop off of HWY 391. You can reach the cove from 2 directions. This road in the village wraps around the cove. There is a dock at the far western end. From there you are able to look back onto Jackson's Cove. If you travel east you will come upon another trail called Oceanview. This trail has boardwalks and paths that take you to see the Langdon's Cove Arch and Partridge Point lookouts. We had not discovered it while we were there but photos indicate it is worth the visit. Press this link to see where Oceanview Trail is.

Jackson's Cove, NL
Jackson's Cove, NL
Jackson's Cove, NL
Jackson's Cove, NL

Hikes of Western Newfoundland:

Hikes of Western Newfoundland by Katie Broadhurst and Alexandra Fortin is an excellent guide if you like to do trails. The book covers Western and Central Newfoundland as far east as Twillingate. They don't cover every trail, that's almost impossible. You'll find information on a good range of trails that you should consider.

Hikes of Western Newfoundland
Hikes of Western Newfoundland, area maps
Hikes of Western Newfoundland, detailed maps

You start with the area map where they show the trails that are covered by the book. The pages about each trail include GPS co-ordinates of the trailhead and a good map of the trail. They also tell you the level of difficulty and distances.

We bought a copy ahead of our June 2015 trip to scout out the trails we wanted to do ahead of time. The book is available on Amazon and you can purchase it through this link.

Near Harry's Harbour:

Rattling Brook Falls
Alexander Murray Trail
King's Point, Newfoundland

Newfoundland Travel Books and Field Guides

Before you head to Newfoundland, you may want to consider one or more of the great field guides that are available. We have done short reviews of the following:

Edible Plants of Newfoundland and Labrador
Trees & Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador
Wildflowers of Newfoundland and Labrador
Whales and Dolphins of Newfoundland and Labrador
Birds of Newfoundland
Geology of Newfoundland