(Crout's Way Trail)
to Conception Bay
Photo: Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation
See and Do
Way Hiking Trail
Drogheda Private Museum
is an attractive community located about 5 km. south of Clarkes
Beach. The Registered Heritage Structure Drogheda illustrates
an important part of its history.
was built in the early 1800s by the Coveryduck family. Some say
settlers named it for a mountain in Wales and that it means "Valley
of Hope" in Welsh. Others say it is Gaelic referring to a
bridge at a stream, ford or pond. First built as a traditional
inland winter home, it later became the centre for a booming
business for lumber and building boats for the Labrador fishery.
Crout's Way Lookout Over Peninsula
Crout's Way Trail
Crout's Way Trail begins from Drogheda and ends in Hopeall,
Trinity Bay. The Trail is a challenging adventure that will take
at least one overnight stop to complete.
Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation developed the trail in 1998.
The Journals of John Guy and Henry Crout were used as references
and those working on the trail looked for landmarks and scenes
described in the journals.
trail retraces the path of John Guys colonists when they cut
a path from Cupids to Trinity Bay in 1612 as part of an attempt
to make contact with the Beothuk Indians to establish trade.
Newly Built Ford Across River
Smith of Dildo Island Boat Tours recounted the excitement
that the group experienced when they could see before them, exactly
what the colonists had detailed almost 400 years ago.
Lodge, a retreat facility, is located in the community.