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Terra Nova National Park

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Terra Nova National Park is located on the northeastern side of Newfoundland. The park covers an area of 154 square miles (399 sq km). It is the furthest most eastern national park in Canada.

The park is comprised of an eastern island boreal forest with facets of the Appalachian Mountains.  The hills are blanketed with the forest except when broken by rock formations.  These forests are comprised of ash, balsam fir, black spruce, varying deciduous trees, maple, mountain ash, tamarack, and white pine.

In addition to the forests, the park also features bogs, ponds, and wetlands. These add to the inland’s variety of vegetation.

The coastline displays rugged cliffs, nestled coves, hidden inlets, and stunning headlands. This array of diversified habitats creates a national park ecosystem that is supportive of varying mammalian, bird, and marine species.

Many of the popular species of wildlife include beaver, black bear, caribou, coyote, lynx, red fox, and moose. Ospreys are one of the highlights of the birds which either nest or migrate through the park area.

Marine wildlife includes dolphins, fin whales, harp seals, humpback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, and the orcas which are also known as killer whales.  This is a great place for experiencing a varied collection of both inland and marine wildlife species.

Highlights

The national park is comprised of varied ecosystems sustaining a variety of wildlife.  There are numerous trails that allow people great opportunities to explore the wilderness.  Enjoying this eclectic collection of natural wilderness and varied wildlife is a highlight for most.

One of the highlights is probably the pristine forests with treks up to hills and lookouts over the various coves, inlets, rock formations, and abundant waterways.

Terra Nova National Park Trails:

There are numerous trails to explore the back which include both traditional short trails as well as backcountry hiking. The trails also vary rating from easy to more difficult.

Terra Nova Highlights

  • Inland and Marine wildlife
  • Tremendous dense forests

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