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Skerwink Trail

Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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liverpool
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

5.3km loop so you do not need to stock up on food/energy drinks or use wlaking poles (unless you are very clumsy or have bad knees) The trail offers a variety of different walking materials such as wooden steps, mud or the grated wooden slats. The different scenery a long this trail is superb. Stunted wind blown trees which have... More

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Harbour Grace, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The up-down hike is worth the huffing and puffing! When you get to the coast, you'll see some spectacular scenery! Refreshing, to say the least!

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Newfoundland,
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This trail is well marked and relatively easy to do. You get wonderful views of the ocean and beaches. We saw loads of whales and caplin rolling on the beach. There were still a few icebergs around as well. It is worth taking the time to do.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Did this trail a few times and I love it. In June we saw several whales three consecutive days. It goes along the ocean for most of the trail and has a few hills but not difficult.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ohh this trail is so much fun. We went an evening and the fog was pretty heavy but we saw whales and icebergs! The trail is not hard to hike and It is very well maintained. I strongly recommend it to anyone staying in port rexton. Even if you're just driving bu... You should stop and hike this trail. It... More

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am a slow walker, asthmatically very slow. I finished the trail in three hours with lots of breaks for deep breathing and to just admire the fish, birds, frolicking whales, haunting icebergs and fog ballet. Lovely hike!

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Ontario, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lots of whales sighted close to shoreline, large majestic mountains. Icebergs were plenteous this year and the trail was beautiful.

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Toronto
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19 reviews 19 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This trail covered so much territory in 5 plus kilometers. It was a bit challenging at times but the whales down below the cliffs were unbelievable - there were so many it was difficult to pull ourselves away and continue the walk. We overlooked a couple of beaches where we saw masses of capelin which is the food the whales... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's a relatively small trail that can be done in a couple hours but it has some amazing views. The first and last kilometers have nothing exciting but the rest of the trail pretty much runs along the coast. Depending on the time of the year, icebergs and whales will be normal in the water.

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St. John's, NL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A wonderful hike! Wear good walking shoes and perhaps carry hiking poles. The trail has many ups and downs but is well maintained but if you are not a hiker it will give your legs a workout.

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