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Transportation from St. Anthony to L'Anse aux Meadows NFLD

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Transportation from St. Anthony to L'Anse aux Meadows NFLD

My husband and I plus 2-4 friends will be in St. Anthony for one day, Aug. 31, 2010, when our cruise ship calls there. We want to visit L'Anse aux Meadows but not take the cruise ship's trip there. Are there cars available to rent in St. Anthony? Or a taxi or driver who would take us there?

What is the distance from St Anthony to L'Anse , the driving time and the road conditions?

Any suggestions of things to do and good places with fresh fish to eat would be appreciated.

Thanks, rad@tamu.edu

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1. Re: Transportation from St. Anthony to L'Anse aux Meadows NFLD

Texas A&M eh? I know it well.

It is about 48 km from St. Anthony to LAM.

Check in your "Ports of Call" information from the cruise line, some will arrange tours, usually at a premium.

There are taxis in St. Anthony, one is Town Taxi (709) 454-3500. There are so few taxis in the town you will be scrambling with the other passengers for the few cars when the ship docks.

Try calling ahead and and reserving a taxi with a driver. Arrange to meet off the dock area so other passengers won't try and steal your cab and tell the driver you will show him ID.

Make it worth while for the driver (AKA: $$) otherwise he will just pick up the first fare that comes to his taxi.

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2. Re: Transportation from St. Anthony to L'Anse aux Meadows NFLD

Hi,

L'Anse aux Meadows is only 40 km from St Anthony. The roads are paved and in good condition. The previous reply gave you the taxi # 709-454-3500 but if you want to rent a car you need to call Woodward Motors @ 709-454-4000. They are the only outlet in town for car rentals and they are only about a 15 min walk from the dock. If you are luck enough to get a car rental, there are two nice restaurants enroute to L'Anse aux Meadows that serve fresh fish. They are 'The Daily Catch' and 'Northern Delight'. If you want to eat in St Anthony, then The Lightkeepers Cafe, at Fishing Point is the place.

For things to do:

The cruise ship will dock at the Grenfell Dock which is part of the Grenfell Properties. They have a museum, exhibit, tea room and great gift shop with lots of Newfoundland made products. There is a lovely walking trail, with a great view of the town just five minutes from the dock behind the museum.

At Fishing Point there are several walking trails around the clifts and a polar bear exhibit. Below are links to the Town web site and Grenfell site. The info here should help or if you call either of these places I know they will answer questions and help in whatever way they can. I hope this post is not too late to help

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3. Re: Transportation from St. Anthony to L'Anse aux Meadows NFLD

Sorry - forgot the links!!!

Town - www.town.stanthony.nf.ca/indexb.php

Grenfell - www.grenfellhistoricproperties.com

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4. Re: Transportation from St. Anthony to L'Anse aux Meadows NFLD

Also recommend Northern Delight for some good eating - reasonable prices, good seafood, and wonderful/friendly staff. When we visited in June we had fresh lobster and snow crab - fantastic!

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5. Re: Transportation from St. Anthony to L'Anse aux Meadows NFLD

OH and the Jam Stand on the side of the road on the way to LAM (just in front of someone's house) was great! We stocked up on homemade jams - bake apple, gooseberry, viking berry, partridge berry, etc. A nice (and tasty) souvenir for a couple of $$'s.

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