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“LaManche provincial park section” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Coast Trail

East Coast Trail
Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 49 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
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“LaManche provincial park section”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I don't know if there exists a bum portion of the East Coast Trail, but this bit was certainly beautiful. We hiked in from a gravel road just south of LaManche provincial park (fine for our 2-wheel drive rental car), and spent a good couple of hours being distracted by various things. We spent a few minutes downwind from a snowshoe hare, enjoying observing it going about its business without knowing we were there. Then there was the tern swooping in and out of the inlet, butterflies, a loon, and finally a family of otters who entertained and enticed us to get a closer look for about 20 minutes!
Lots of steep cliffs and some stairs, but the terrain isn't all that hard as long as your kids are sensible. The south side of the suspension bridge offers lots of places to have a picnic and play.
Wear long sleeves and bug spray as the blackflies can be fierce, but well worth enduring.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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“great hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

good walking for expierienced hikers, take enough water and food, and look out for all the beautifull flowers in the swamp area.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Awesome Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place to go hiking. Though some parts are very dangerous and are too close to the cliff edge. Newfoundland I recommend you fix some area's DX

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Such beautiful atmosphere and amazing walking trials. Anyone thats likes to go on hikes should do an East Coast Trial hike!

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“This is a most, even if you don't like to hike, the views are breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Time could only afford a small portion of the many trails, but well worth whatever you can fit it. The views are stunning and the trails easily marked. A must do whilst in the area.

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