La Manche Provincial Park

La Manche Provincial Park, Tors Cove: Address, Phone Number, La Manche Provincial Park Reviews: 4.5/5

La Manche Provincial Park
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Coldings
Copenhagen, Denmark422 contributions
Scenery & History meet
Sep 2019 • Friends
From the Highway turnoff there is a 10 min drive on a dirt road full of potholes and then a 1.4 km hike down to the abandoned fishing village of la Manche which is beautifully located at the end of a fjord, steep cliffs and waterfalls. You can still see the remains of the settlement which was abandoned after the 1966 storm/floodwave which wiped out the place. The bridge has since been rebuilt and you can walk part of the East Coast trail on the other side of the gully. Extraordinary setting/scenery combined with historic drama.
Written September 20, 2019
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508milliel
Burlington, United States8 contributions
Trail to the Suspension Bridge - worth it!
Jun 2019 • Couples
To find the trail head (coming from St. John's) go about a kilometer south of the park entrance and turn left at the sign for La Manche. Follow the gravel road and you will find parking and a sign to the trail head. The trail can be challenging once you get closer to the bridge/village. It had rained and the rocks were slippery, and some required almost hand and knee climbing, but that difficult part of the trail is very short. Once you get down to the bridge and abandoned village, the views are beautiful. Great view of the waterfalls as well. Well worth the hike in!
Written July 2, 2019
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Clanmother
Vancouver, Canada734 contributions
Walking in Nature
May 2019 • Couples
We visited La Manche Provincial Park when spring had arrived. It was a cloudy, rainy day - perfect for a walk in nature. A wonderful place to find peace and solitude. Bring sturdy shoes and take care of the pathway as there are areas where slipping is possible. A must see park.
Written May 31, 2019
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DanaLee
St. John's, Canada41 contributions
Beautiful Park
May 2019 • Couples
Beautiful Park and campground. Friendly Staff, lovely views and hikes surrounding the park. Can hike to the suspension bridge and beyond on the east coast trail. Lovely little hike to the waterfall and swimming hole from the campground as well.
Written May 22, 2019
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Cathy Caines
St. John's, Canada51 contributions
Perfect swimming
Aug 2018
Even if you want to go for just a day, it has an amazing hike and swimming hole! They could certainly use a little more signage for those unfamiliar in the park (those not staying on site).
Written December 11, 2018
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Terry F
Espanola, Canada6 contributions
Finding this Trail!
Sep 2018 • Couples
I read and read but there was no information as to where to pick up the trail head. Here goes...

1. From St. John's drive PAST the entrance to the La Manche provincial park. Continue just over a km and take the first left. You will drive in again, around a km along a gravel road and there you will see parking and clear signage.

2. Follow the clearly marked trail for about 20 minutes which will lead to the gorgeous bridge and bay. Look around for seals which sun in the area. A gem of a hike!
Written October 2, 2018
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galaxy148
Glen Allen, VA817 contributions
Excellent Hike
Jun 2018 • Couples
Being new to hiking this was great for us. We were driving the Irish loop and saw the sign. It was raining so not the best of days but we donned our waterproofs and headed off. Easy trail to follow, nothing to really see on the way but the trees kept us protected from the weather. When we got to the end stunning view of the bridge and the secluded cove. The bridge was fun to walk across, swayed a little but not much especially as my husband hates them. We did climb the steps to the other side for the view but didn't go any further due to the weather. Really enjoyed it, just an hour out of our day max and so worth it.
Written August 26, 2018
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clauscat
new york77 contributions
Spent a lovely afternoon at the suspension bridge on a hot day
Aug 2018 • Solo
I was backpacking a section of the East Coast Trail, and made the time to spend the afternoon at the abandoned village of La Manche and camp there for the night. ( the bridge is part of the East Coast Trail Route).
It is a very popular spot, with many people coming in the enjoy the afternoon.
The bridge itself is lovely, with wonderful views, and the it was interesting to see the ruins of the village, which was swept away by a tsunami around 1966.
There is also a lovely cove behind the bridge, which is home to seals in season, but when I went, it was full of happy Canadians enjoying a swim and a respite from the heat.
Written August 24, 2018
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Hinker
Halifax, Canada8 contributions
A great hike
Jul 2018 • Couples
We stumbled upon the road in to the trail while touring the Irish Loop. Since we love getting off the beaten path we decided to go check out the suspension bridge. It was well worth the short hike in. A good trail with a big reward at the end. The abandoned village was very interesting and the bridge over the river gorge was awesome. Lots of photo ops here! Don’t leave your water and bug repellent behind like I did!
Written July 28, 2018
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TINKERBELLX3
Orillia, Canada44 contributions
Fabulous hike
Jul 2018 • Family
We were in Newfoundland for a holiday with friends and they suggested the La Manche. I was alittle hesitant about this as I do not like bridges. It was a nice day thank goodness and the trail it had a lot of rocks and could get really slippery when wet. We finally reached the clearing for the bridge and WOW. What a sight . Great scenery to see, a couple of waterfalls and of course the bridge. It was a newer bridge so it was not as scared as I thought It was worth the trek down. Not for stroller use though. At least the trail we took. It was a great day out. Would definitely do it again
If you are around the park stop by and see it. Now we did not go into the park by the front entrance. I am sure you could do a longer trail and see the bridge We went in the next road not marked and came in the back way.
Written July 20, 2018
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