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Norris Point

(click here to find Norris Point on the map)

Norris Point and Neddies Harbour are just south of the Gros Morne Visitors Centre. Norris Point sits on Bonne Bay where the bay separates into the South Arm and the East Arm.

If you are driving into the north side of Gros Morne National Park on Route 430, just turn at the road for the Visitor's Centre. Follow that road to Pond Road. Turn left and drive into Norris Point. Pond Road becomes Main Street. You can also get to Norris Point easily from Rocky Harbour. Just take Pond Road south from Main Street in Rocky Harbour.

Watch for Jenniex House on your right as you drive into Norris Point. This is a must stop. The view of Bonne Bay and The Tablelands from here is spectacular. Jenniex House is a traditional salt box house that was moved to this location. It is both a gift shop and a museum. The friendly staff here will give you the history and tell you all about the area.

Jenniex House, Norris Point, NL
view from Jenniex House, Norris Point, NL

From Jenniex House, continue through town on Main Street. It ends at the harbour right where the Bonne Bay Boat Tour departs. This is one of the boat tours in Gros Morne that you won't want to miss. We took the tour and saw hump back whales and bald eagles. They sail by Woody Point across the bay towards the end of the tour. The crew closes the tour with a live musical show.

There is also a water taxi that connects Norris Point and Woody Point during the summer season. You can go over for a day trip, Woody Point is a great place to walk around with some nice restaurants and gift stores, all close to the dock.

(click photos to enlarge, click caption for mapped location)

view from Jenniex House, Norris Point, NL
Bald Eagle seen from Bonne Bay Boat Tour
Woody Point and Tablelands seen from Bonne Bay Boat Tour
Aunt Jane's seen from Bonne Bay Boat Tour