It was a warm and sunny day when we arrived at Gros Morne National Park. As we drove along the main road, we found many rest stops and viewing areas to admire the natural beauty of the park. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because of the internationally significant geological features here and for the outstanding natural beauty.
Gros Morne is home to The Tablelands – a very unique area where the earth's mantle is exposed due to glacial activity many, many years ago. We joined a guided walk where we learned a little bit about the geology of the landscape. It was amazing to walk along this very rare geological surface, and to see flowers growing in the rocks.
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse was a must-visit. It was a beautiful place to walk the trails and enjoy the views.
The Broom Point Fishing Premises can be found on the north end of the park. We joined a guided tour and learned what life was like in the 40's and 50's. Lobster and cod were the main harvests back then. Much of the original lobster traps and fishing nets are displayed. The guides are very knowledgable, and give a very entertaining tour!
There is so much more to do at Gros Morne. We could have gone on more hikes, we could have taken kayaks in and out of all the little inlets, or gone fishing, or taken a boat tour, and so much more. But we were quite excited to see more of Newfoundland. It's nice to know that there is so much more to explore next time we come back!