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Review of The Tablelands

The Tablelands
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Not much to write about....”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We drove to the Table lands trail where apparently the rocks were pushed up from the Earth’s mantle. The place looked more like a barren desert. There was a flat trail which headed to a nice cold stream where you could splash around if you were in the mood. Truth be told, we were very disappointed. We could have just stopped at the parking lot and the view we had was not much better than at the end of the trail which took over an hour. I would definitely not recommend people to do this trail unless you were in the mood for a refreshing dip!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Dinesh R
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Yorkton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Geologically really cool. Read up on it and understand what it is that you are going to see before you go.
You would think that you were on the planet Mars!

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Grant D
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So different!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Tablelands were so different from anything I'd experienced with their reddish rock and sparse vegetation. There was such contract between the barren tablelands and the tree filled hills. As must see and hike for any visitor to Gros Morne National Park.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank iluvsynchro
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Camden, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Visit Mars on Earth”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Tablelands in Gros Morne Park, Newfoundland is eerily reminiscent of the photos sent back to earth from Mars by the exploratatory rovers. The exposed crust and mantle material exposed by erosion after the material was uplifted during the formation of the Appalacian mountains reflects sunlight with an ochre-red glow. The land itself is rocky and strewn with glacier-deposited material, and green is a color seen only around the few water sources, where one can see strangely beautiful pitcher plants. The wind funnels through the valley with the ferocity of a hurricane at times, and a magnificent waterfall cascades from a mountaintop; a reminder of the ongoing geological change that affords us this rare glimpse of our planet's underpinnings. The site has several well-marked and maintained hiking trails, and one can hike from the rocky Tablelands through lush Maritime forest to the ocean and back in an afternoon. This attraction is a must to see, even if only from a car. Spectacular views of the Tablelands can be enjoyed from Neddie's Point, specifically from Neddie's Inn, a clean and comfortable place with a good restaurant, The Black Spruce.

Visited August 2013
Thank Elizabeth D
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North Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Take a walk on Mars”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

The unique geology of the Tablelands makes this a must see little hike...you have to appreciate the immense age of the red rock formations you're walking through to understand how insignificant our time on this planet is.

Visited August 2013
Thank StillAqua
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