located on Route 81 just south of Trans Canada Highway, Newfoundland's first inland town,
has a connection to the railway dating back to the turn of the century. Remnants of this
connection were collected and are on display at the Whitbourne Heritage Museum /
Railroader's Memorial. Take time to relax at The Grange, Sir Robert Bond Park, a municipal
park that was once the home of a former Prime Minister of Newfoundland, "Sir Robert
Bond". His country estate and model farm once stood here.
Travel on Route 80 to Blaketown,
where you can visit the Blaketown Beothuk site. It was here that, in the early 1600's,
John Guy found three Beothuk dwellings and a canoe.
is famous for its role in the whaling & sealing industry. Stop at the South Dildo
Whaling & Sealing Museum to see life-sized sculpture and remains of the whaling
industry, in addition to archaeological finds.
Visit the venerable
fishing village of Dildo and discover the traditional rural
lifestyle of local residents. Enjoy the aquarium, touch tanks and heritage fish room at
the Dildo Interpretation Centre.
On display you will
find a replica of a giant squid that was caught in the community in 1933. Through archaeological
digs, various discoveries have been made on Dildo Island. Visitors can
now observe arrow heads and other artifacts from the Archaic Indian, Dorset Eskimo, and
Beothuk Indians, some of which date back as far as 500 A.D. Some of these artifacts can
also be seen at the Interpretation Centre. The first Cod Fish Hatchery in Newfoundland, and one of
only two in North America, was located on Dildo Island. Take a boat tour to the
island and see whales and "wig wam rock" along the way!
Cove and New Harbour Point archaeology sites linking New Harbour
to Dorset Eskimos, Archaic Indians, and Beothuk Indians. You may want stop to picnic or
just to take a walk through Rainbow Nature Park and enjoy the magnificent view of Rainbow