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Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Raleigh, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Parry Sound, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

So glad that I go to drive around the cape to the ecological reserve. Drive with care into the reserve. One lane trail.

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Rochester, NY, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a wonderful place to explore. The starkness of the rocky landscape and the beautiful little cinquefoils made a nice contrast.

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Rockford, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

First, make sure you have the car that can take a really rough road - our Highlander did the job. Second, the Reserve may be something you have never seen before - most of it is like a moonscape shoreline with rare and endangered arctic flowers growing with ice bergs floating by. It was both beautiful and interesting - it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Drove to the end of the gravel road, and was glad I did. Hiked down to the shore and saw whales close up. An awesome place.

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Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had local intelligence (the wonderful parks staff at Pistolet Bay Prov. Park) who told us to drive all the way to the end of the track, and we had an SUV that could take the rough road. We visited late August on a clear and sunny day. Labrador was visible just across the straits and the ocean views were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Make sure to drive all the way to the rock obvious road block because all the jaw dropping scenery is on the north side and would be a long boring hike!! I am so awestruck by this spot and I love hiking... This was such a unique landscape everything was so surprising... My eyes need a rest! I left there... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were a bit nervous about driving up the road. The only way to the reserve is a skinny, one-lane dirt road with some steep sections. Most people were driving pickup trucks, but we got our little car up with out any problem and saw a motor home up there too. There's an easy 30 minute hike from the parking... More

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Calgary, Canada
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111 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I add my voice to those expressing disappointment that it is no longer possible to do a guided tour. I am also grateful to the TA poster who provided such excellent directions to the site, as we probably would not have found it otherwise. The road to the path is drivable but very bumpy/rocky in places. Definitely drive to the... More

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Toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I went with my family and we only got to see a limited amount of the reserve. I am very disappointed that the government has cut the guided program that leaves from Pistolet Bay Provincial Park. This would have been an awesome place to visit however my family and I were travelling in a roadtrek RV and the road into... More

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St. John's, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

If you go to the Reserve, try to get a knowledgable local to go with you. It really adds to the experience. Check into the Pistolet Bay provincial park for direction and potential interpretation.

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