was once known as Scilly Cove. The name was changed to Winterton in 1912 to honor a former
Newfoundland Prime Minister, Sir James S. Winter. Be sure to visit the Winterton Boat
Building Museum for a look at how fishing boats are built, and check out the headstones
dating back to the 1700's.
Located in Hant's Harbour,
and still in operation today, is the first crab plant to open in Newfoundland. You may want to visit the
Hant's Harbour Willow Tree Heritage Site, the burial grounds of Captain Kelson and his
crew. Their ship, the Fanny, was wrecked near Caplin Cove, Hant's Harbour in 1835 en route
to Newfoundland outports delivering provisions. Don't miss the Heritage Stage Fishing
premises constructed around 1904, used by local fishermen of that time.
Travel along the
coastline to Sibley's
Cove for a visit to the Sparkes Heritage House Lifestyle Museum where guides in
period costume will give you a tour explaining the lifestyle of a fishing community.
like many communities on the trail, is world renowned for its spectacular view of icebergs
and whales. These beautiful examples of natural design can be easily viewed from walking
trails and look-outs near the community. The rich fishing history, dating back to the
1600's, is still very evident today.