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Bellburns/River of Ponds/Hawkes Bay

For decades, these towns, like so many others along the Great Northern Peninsula, were connected by footpaths over land and by boat over sea. They were virtually cut off during the winter. River of Ponds is connected by a series of ponds from the head waters of the Long Range Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, and is one of Newfoundland’s most popular scheduled salmon rivers. Located on the banks of the mighty Torrent River near Hawkes Bay is the site of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most successful salmon enhancement project. View salmon in their natural habitat as they journey to their annual spawning grounds, take a stroll along the boardwalk that leads along the river’s edge to the majestic Torrent River Falls, and learn how the community helped save a declining species.

For sea and road warriors… Just outside Parsons Pond millennia of pounding surf have created a natural rock formation known as the Arches. Walk under, or on top, of this natural wonder to feel the awesome strength of the sea.


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