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Rennie's River Trail

Pippy Park, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 40 attractions in St. John's
Type: Trails
Owner description: Meandering along the course of Rennie’s River, this 2.9 km trail connects Quidi Vidi Lake with Long Pond. Starting from the Memorial University... more » Owner description: Meandering along the course of Rennie’s River, this 2.9 km trail connects Quidi Vidi Lake with Long Pond. Starting from the Memorial University Campus, pass through a peaceful wooded valley and long-established residential neighbourhoods. See historic places, including the sites of Rennie’s Mill and the former Memorial Stadium. « less
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St. John's, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Rennie's River Trail is a really nice river side walk in the heart of St.John's It is well maintained and pretty, great for pets and families. Easy to access.

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St. John's, Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Rennies River Trail runs approximately 2 kilometers along the river through the heart of St. John's. It follows a wooded buffer zone protecting the river area from encroachment by adjacent residential development. The trail is part of a much larger network of inter-connected walking trails maintained by the Grand Concourse Authority (see their website for complete details) which extend... More

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St. John's, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Extremely nice to walk along the trail - especially when the weather conditions are not for walking the east coast trail.

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St Johns NL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Spectacular waterfall views - a highlight and must-see on your trip to St Johns NL! Very well kept trails for walking and cycling. For someone who does not have a car it's a great way of getting around St Johns.

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Loudon, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a great trail that goes right thru the heart of the city and is well landscaped. They have done this with other trails throughout the city as well which is very different that most cities.

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grandconcourse, Information Technologist at Rennie's River Trail, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed! Our crews work hard keeping these trails clean and safe for everyone. More

Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was a highlight of the trip. The flowers were in full bloom, and the views of the river were delightful. There were lots of places to take pictures, have a picnic and to have a sit down and relax.You could spend a couple of hours just wandering around and enjoying the quiet.

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St. John's, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

It is hard to believe that such a bucolic 'country walk' can be found a twenty five minute walk from downtown St. John's. If you start at Memorial Dominion it is an uphill walk beside the bubbling stream/river past grand homes, tennis courts, a ball park and a lovely waterfall to near to Memorial University. Allow an hour for the... More

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Cardigan, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We walked to Quidi Vidi along the Rennie's River Trail and Quidi Vidi Lake Trail. Lovely walk. We managed to get caught in a bit of a downpour but that was okay! took approx. 1 hour.

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St. John's, NL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I walk the Trail frequently. It never fails to charm with the meandering path along a beautiful river. The peace and quiet and the flowers add to its charm. Walk it!

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Calgary
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Walking along the trail, along side home, backyards and the river, is a great way to see and feel the heart of the city. You can pick it up by the university and follow it all the way down to Quidi Vidi lake. There you can also walk around the lake and see Quidi Vidi village and local home brewery... More

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