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Gros Morne National Park
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

We drove across from corner brook and just took in sights along the way as we had elderly ppl in the car. It was breath taking

2  Thank Jkmac2012
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This park is spectacular, it's so far out of the reach of many Canadians because of distance, but so worth going to, I wish we had another couple days here. As someone mentioned, much is closing by the end of Sept, we got to Broom Point on the last day, the guide is a 4 th generation fisherman, and did an amazing job explaining the history of fishing in the province.He said because of cut backs in funding, they are closing even earlier than previous yrs. The boat ride on Western Brook pond was the best, it's impossible to fathom the scenery from pictures, you have to be there. we stayed at Rocky Harbour, and loved it. Went to Lobster Cove lighthouse, and visited the SS Effie shipwreck, everywhere you turn in the park is sheer beauty.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We made the mistake of thinking everything would be open in early October but alas we were wrong. Sadly, it rained the entire time we were there and as such, we couldn't see as much nor could we do much hiking. The mountains were in the clouds so we didn't get the gorgeous views, and the rain and wind made hiking difficult. We were, however, able to catch a break for about 30 minutes with just a light drizzle and we took advantage of it by hiking the Tablelands which is an easy, flat hike that has gorgeous views at the end (if it's not cloudy).

We're told that the most crowded time of year for Gros Morne is July and August when kids are off school and families travel. The boat tours to the fjord run more often in those months as well. May and September are apparently the months when retirees or those without kids travel to Gros Morne (according to the locals). So very few people go in October as the weather isn't as good and many things are closed.

Of course if you enjoy snowmobiling, March is apparently the time to go and if you enjoy cross-country skiing then January is your month (according to the guide at the Discovery Centre).

Sadly, we had bad weather which ruined our trip but from what we could see -- many colorful trees and lakes -- it was beautiful.

I'd recommend going when the weather is nicer, even if that means planning at the last minute so you know what the weather forecast will be. There is a fee to go hiking in the park and you can pay when you enter the park, at the Visitor Centre or at the Discovery Centre.

3  Thank BloatedBelly
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We went to Gross Morne mid-Sept and heaps of stuff had already called in quits for the season. However, EVERYTHING that we did get the opportunity to see and do was absolutely phenomenal! Bakers Brooks Falls was my fave hike. The Coastal walk was very nice and we made sure to wander out into the bog (not something you may want to do unless you have waterproof shoes on and are sure they won't get sucked under) and then out into the ocean. Make sure to do the TableLands. Before going to the Table Lands YOU MUST go to the discovery Centre and get the interpretive GPS guide to go with you. "Fred" will tell you many things that you would not be able to guess by walking through :-)

4  Thank anjelle
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We were so impressed with the beauty of the park and took way too many photos. The Visitors Centre was so helpful. We were sorry we only had 2.5 days to explore the many trails in the park.

1  Thank LPJ-Lydia
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