We hiked the Outport Trail from the Newman Sound campground to Minchins Cove (14.5km) late in June. This should have, apparently, taken us 5 hours but it took us over 7 hours! The flies were horrendous - blackflies, mosquitoes and more - clouds of them and we were bitten to pieces in spite of loads of bug spray. The trail was overgrown in many spots and actually petered out in a couple of spots so you had no idea if you were going in the right direction or not. Obviously the bugs are beyond the control of the park and due to a cold spring, the blackflies were late and voracious. The campsites at both Newmans Sound and Minchins Cove were nice - clean and well thought out. And we had a great time - scenery was lovely and park staff very helpful. But would suggest that you not to this hike during the height of bug season as it makes it miserable. And the trail should be marked better - a couple signs letting you know you're going in the right direction and with distances would be nice!
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