Guidebook for Outport Home (Updated 2021)

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Guidebook for Outport Home (Updated 2021)

Near-by Communities
Five minutes away, the town of Bay Roberts has all the convences you will need. http://www.bayroberts.com/
A four-minute drive away, the town of Bay Roberts is the largest community in the area. It is home to several restaurants, grocery stores, the liquor store, and two shopping malls. Local attractions include the Cable Building National Historic Site, the Road to Yesterday Museum, the Christopher Pratt Gallery, and the Cable Avenue Municipal Heritage District. For hikers, there is the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail, which wanders through relocated and abandoned communities.
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Bay Roberts
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A four-minute drive away, the town of Bay Roberts is the largest community in the area. It is home to several restaurants, grocery stores, the liquor store, and two shopping malls. Local attractions include the Cable Building National Historic Site, the Road to Yesterday Museum, the Christopher Pratt Gallery, and the Cable Avenue Municipal Heritage District. For hikers, there is the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail, which wanders through relocated and abandoned communities.
Eight minutes away the Town of Cupids, boasts a landscape of historic significance. A community of 743, Cupids bears the title of the first English settlement in Canada, settled by John Guy, a British merchant from Bristol, England and thirty-nine Planters in 1610. An Archaeological Digsite, the Cupids Legacy Centre, a Family History Resource Centre, seascape hiking trails and breath taking views span Seaforest Drive, the central road through the town. Incorporated in 1965, the Municipality of Cupids on the Baccalieu Trail, offers walking trails that venture through the resettled communities down in Burnt Head. See kayakers paddling through the Arch down in Noder Cove and picnic by a rambling brook; or take in a Shakespearean Experience with Perchance Theatre or the annual Cupper’s Cove Soiree in August.
Cupids
Eight minutes away the Town of Cupids, boasts a landscape of historic significance. A community of 743, Cupids bears the title of the first English settlement in Canada, settled by John Guy, a British merchant from Bristol, England and thirty-nine Planters in 1610. An Archaeological Digsite, the Cupids Legacy Centre, a Family History Resource Centre, seascape hiking trails and breath taking views span Seaforest Drive, the central road through the town. Incorporated in 1965, the Municipality of Cupids on the Baccalieu Trail, offers walking trails that venture through the resettled communities down in Burnt Head. See kayakers paddling through the Arch down in Noder Cove and picnic by a rambling brook; or take in a Shakespearean Experience with Perchance Theatre or the annual Cupper’s Cove Soiree in August.
Dating back to 1517, Harbour Grace is one of the oldest towns in North America and has played host to several invasions, pirates, and many aviation pioneers, among them Amelia Earhart and Thor Solberg, who made their cross-Atlantic flights from the Harbour Grace airfield. Harbour Grace is home to the Conception Bay Museum.
Harbour Grace
Dating back to 1517, Harbour Grace is one of the oldest towns in North America and has played host to several invasions, pirates, and many aviation pioneers, among them Amelia Earhart and Thor Solberg, who made their cross-Atlantic flights from the Harbour Grace airfield. Harbour Grace is home to the Conception Bay Museum.
Make a right after crossing the bridge to Bay Roberts, take a scenic drive up the peninsula, through Port de Grave, and beyond were you can visit the Hibb’s Hole Fisherman's Museum. During the Christmas season, the fishing boats are decked out in festive lights.
Port de Grave
Make a right after crossing the bridge to Bay Roberts, take a scenic drive up the peninsula, through Port de Grave, and beyond were you can visit the Hibb’s Hole Fisherman's Museum. During the Christmas season, the fishing boats are decked out in festive lights.
Eight minutes away, Brigus is a small, picturesque town nestled around a sheltered harbour and surrounded by hills. The oldest developed part of town, near the harbour, comprises a visually appealing pre-Confederation townscape. It consists mostly of residential development but also contains the town's public buildings and some commercial buildings. With wooden, two storey houses perched on rolling lanes and generous gardens fed by rivers and ponds, Brigus has been a favoured spot of artists for many decades. It is one of the few towns on the Avalon Peninsula that has preserved its historic character and in 1993, the Town of Brigus singled out the oldest part of the town and designated it the Brigus Historical Zone. The designation includes land, buildings, roadways, cemeteries and natural features as outlined in the Town's Municipal Plan." Canadian Historic Places.
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Brigus
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Eight minutes away, Brigus is a small, picturesque town nestled around a sheltered harbour and surrounded by hills. The oldest developed part of town, near the harbour, comprises a visually appealing pre-Confederation townscape. It consists mostly of residential development but also contains the town's public buildings and some commercial buildings. With wooden, two storey houses perched on rolling lanes and generous gardens fed by rivers and ponds, Brigus has been a favoured spot of artists for many decades. It is one of the few towns on the Avalon Peninsula that has preserved its historic character and in 1993, the Town of Brigus singled out the oldest part of the town and designated it the Brigus Historical Zone. The designation includes land, buildings, roadways, cemeteries and natural features as outlined in the Town's Municipal Plan." Canadian Historic Places.
Food Scene
This is a great place for a traditional Newfoundland breakfast and is famous for its toutons (fried bred dough) and fish cakes. It is also close to some of the best whale watching in the area. Graham and Bet will be happy to give you directions. We highly recommend this place!
Madrock Cafe & Crafts
723 Water St
This is a great place for a traditional Newfoundland breakfast and is famous for its toutons (fried bred dough) and fish cakes. It is also close to some of the best whale watching in the area. Graham and Bet will be happy to give you directions. We highly recommend this place!
A great place for chicken wings and other offerings. Licensed establishment.
Wing'N It
215 Conception Bay Hwy
A great place for chicken wings and other offerings. Licensed establishment.
Jungle Jim's is a family-friendly restaurant / pub serving good for burgers, steaks, and anything deep-fried.
Jungle Jim's
Jungle Jim's is a family-friendly restaurant / pub serving good for burgers, steaks, and anything deep-fried.
Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts. A Canadian thing.
Tim Hortons
220-224 Conception Hwy
Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts. A Canadian thing.
Their full service kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the community of Cupids.
Skipper Bens
408 Seaforest Dr
Their full service kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the community of Cupids.
This is a local favourite Chinese restaurant.
Sun Wui Family Restaurant
6 Sawdust Road
This is a local favourite Chinese restaurant.
ALthough a 25-minute drive to Carbonear, the Stone Jug is a dress-to-impress kind of establishment. The Stone Jug offers gastro pub fare in warm and inviting digs. Complementing the lovingly restored premises is a Canadian menu emphasizing locally-sourced ingredients in dishes ranging from Lamb pizza to braised baby-back ribs. They have on-tap microbrews and a selection of wines. On weekends, local entertainment featuring live traditional music, makes for a fine social atmosphere.
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Stone Jug
232 Water St
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ALthough a 25-minute drive to Carbonear, the Stone Jug is a dress-to-impress kind of establishment. The Stone Jug offers gastro pub fare in warm and inviting digs. Complementing the lovingly restored premises is a Canadian menu emphasizing locally-sourced ingredients in dishes ranging from Lamb pizza to braised baby-back ribs. They have on-tap microbrews and a selection of wines. On weekends, local entertainment featuring live traditional music, makes for a fine social atmosphere.
Essentials
Dominion. This is the largest grocery store in Bay Roberts and includes a dry cleaner, pharmacy, and cannabis dispensary.
Another good place for groceries
Powell's Supermarket
Another good place for groceries
Just around the corner, Harbour view has all your essentials as well as some ready-made meals. https://www.facebook.com/hrviewgrocery/
Harbour View Grocery & Confectionary
Just around the corner, Harbour view has all your essentials as well as some ready-made meals. https://www.facebook.com/hrviewgrocery/
Two blocks away, this is the closest drug store.
Lawtons Drugs Clarke's Beach
123 Conception Bay Hwy
Two blocks away, this is the closest drug store.
Hop on aboard the Birch Hills Taxi! With our 15 passenger bus and our six passenger vans, we take groups on scenic tours of Conception Bay and Trinity Bay and we provide transportation to and from St. John's airport. 709-786-4848 709-683-0388
Birch Hills Taxi
Hop on aboard the Birch Hills Taxi! With our 15 passenger bus and our six passenger vans, we take groups on scenic tours of Conception Bay and Trinity Bay and we provide transportation to and from St. John's airport. 709-786-4848 709-683-0388
NLC Liquor Store - Bay Roberts
239 Conception Bay Hwy
Centsible Car & Truck Rentals Bay Roberts
71 L.T. Stick Dr
(709) 786-6111
Herb's Taxi
(709) 786-6111
This is the largest grocery store in Bay Roberts and includes a dry cleaner, pharmacy, and cannabis dispensary.
Dominion
This is the largest grocery store in Bay Roberts and includes a dry cleaner, pharmacy, and cannabis dispensary.
Shopping
Liquor store, Foodland grocery store, and a dollar store.
Beaver Plaza Mall
239 Conception Bay Hwy
Liquor store, Foodland grocery store, and a dollar store.
Dollarama, Bank of Montreal, Rossy department store, Reitman's and other clothing stores.
Bay Roberts Shopping Centre
Dollarama, Bank of Montreal, Rossy department store, Reitman's and other clothing stores.
Things to do, places to go, stuff to look at.
This museum records some of earliest settlements in the region going back to the 16th century. There is also an archaeological site near-by.
Cupids Legacy Centre
368 Seaforest Dr
This museum records some of earliest settlements in the region going back to the 16th century. There is also an archaeological site near-by.
The 6 km trail, wanders along sheer cliffs, sweeps of beach, sheltered coves, and craggy headlands. See whales in June and July; observe seabirds and bald eagles, and different types of wild flowers. Finish -- or begin -- your walk with a tea or coffee at the Mad Rocks Cafe. Take your camera or you'll be kicking yourself for the rest of the week.
Bay Roberts East Shoreline Heritage Walk
29 Front Rd
The 6 km trail, wanders along sheer cliffs, sweeps of beach, sheltered coves, and craggy headlands. See whales in June and July; observe seabirds and bald eagles, and different types of wild flowers. Finish -- or begin -- your walk with a tea or coffee at the Mad Rocks Cafe. Take your camera or you'll be kicking yourself for the rest of the week.
Most people who visit the Road to Yesterday Museum, which was developed and is operated by the Bay Roberts Heritage Society, are amazed at the quality of the artifacts and the displays. Although the focus of the Museum is the turn of the century mercantile history of Bay Roberts, the Museum also contains displays about the early history of the Town. Many artifacts were donated by the families of business owners.
Road to Yesterday Museum & Christopher Pratt Gallery
321 Water St
Most people who visit the Road to Yesterday Museum, which was developed and is operated by the Bay Roberts Heritage Society, are amazed at the quality of the artifacts and the displays. Although the focus of the Museum is the turn of the century mercantile history of Bay Roberts, the Museum also contains displays about the early history of the Town. Many artifacts were donated by the families of business owners.
The Estuary has a number of walking trails as well as wayside signs which describe various species of plant and animal life.
Shearstown Pond
The Estuary has a number of walking trails as well as wayside signs which describe various species of plant and animal life.
The Fishermen's Museum in Hibb's Cove is a 3 building experience, located in the vibrant modern day fishing community of Port-de-Grave along the Baccalieu Trail. Starting at the Museum opened in 1970 you will see tools, traps, techniques that fishermen in the past used daily, The Porter House built in 1905 is displayed as a typical home in outport Newfoundland, and the third building is the Hibb's Hole School, established in 1853 is one of the very few remaining in the province.
Hibb’s Hole Fishermen’s Museum
The Fishermen's Museum in Hibb's Cove is a 3 building experience, located in the vibrant modern day fishing community of Port-de-Grave along the Baccalieu Trail. Starting at the Museum opened in 1970 you will see tools, traps, techniques that fishermen in the past used daily, The Porter House built in 1905 is displayed as a typical home in outport Newfoundland, and the third building is the Hibb's Hole School, established in 1853 is one of the very few remaining in the province.
The intimate and beautiful open-air theatre in historic Cupids provides the perfect place to explore the special connection we, as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, have through our language and culture that will enrich the text and experience of Shakespeare's plays. For listings and show times, visit: https://www.perchancetheatre.com/2021-season.html
Perchance Theatre At Cupids
169 Burnt Head Loop
The intimate and beautiful open-air theatre in historic Cupids provides the perfect place to explore the special connection we, as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, have through our language and culture that will enrich the text and experience of Shakespeare's plays. For listings and show times, visit: https://www.perchancetheatre.com/2021-season.html
5-Pin bowling. 64-68A George Mercer Drive, Coley's Point, Bay Roberts Phone: 709-786-2034 Email: oldmill@nl.rogers.com
Old Mill Fun Centre
5-Pin bowling. 64-68A George Mercer Drive, Coley's Point, Bay Roberts Phone: 709-786-2034 Email: oldmill@nl.rogers.com
A nice place to take the kids for a run-a-round, to play on the swings, or paddle on the swimming beach. It's a ten-minute walk south on the railbed behind the house and turn left at the third street (Park Ave.).
Clarke's Beach Family Park
A nice place to take the kids for a run-a-round, to play on the swings, or paddle on the swimming beach. It's a ten-minute walk south on the railbed behind the house and turn left at the third street (Park Ave.).
Drinks & Nightlife
This is a quintessential Newfoundland lounge with friendly staff and clients.
Tables Billard Lounge
This is a quintessential Newfoundland lounge with friendly staff and clients.
A kilometre from the house takes you to the Tasting Room. You can try our aquavit, gins, rums and vodka in all sorts of combinations with different tonics or in all kinds of cocktails! We use Third Place Tonic from St John's, FeverTree Tonics from the UK and a range of kombucha from The St John's Fermentary.
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The Newfoundland Distillery Company
97 Conception Bay Hwy
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A kilometre from the house takes you to the Tasting Room. You can try our aquavit, gins, rums and vodka in all sorts of combinations with different tonics or in all kinds of cocktails! We use Third Place Tonic from St John's, FeverTree Tonics from the UK and a range of kombucha from The St John's Fermentary.
Billiards, dancing, bands, and karaoke. https://westsidecharlies.com
West Side Charlies
238-240 Conception Bay Hwy
Billiards, dancing, bands, and karaoke. https://westsidecharlies.com
Baccalieu Trail Brewing Company is a microbrewery and modern taproom located in Bay Roberts, NL along the historic Baccalieu Trail. We produce and serve hand-crafted ales, brewed in small weekly batches, and are only a 50-minute drive from the St. John's International Airport. Our beer lineup varies season-to-season. We're situated along side the Shearstown Estuary, a protected wetland area, so bring your binoculars! Or, stop in for a pint after hiking the nearby Shoreline Heritage Trail.
Baccalieu Trail Brewing Co
1 Conception Bay Hwy
Baccalieu Trail Brewing Company is a microbrewery and modern taproom located in Bay Roberts, NL along the historic Baccalieu Trail. We produce and serve hand-crafted ales, brewed in small weekly batches, and are only a 50-minute drive from the St. John's International Airport. Our beer lineup varies season-to-season. We're situated along side the Shearstown Estuary, a protected wetland area, so bring your binoculars! Or, stop in for a pint after hiking the nearby Shoreline Heritage Trail.