Area Attractions

Things To Do in Central NL

There are lots of great activities around the chalets – like snowmobiling, ATV riding, the outdoor hot tub, hiking trails, and more – but central Newfoundland has lots to offer. Browse the list below for a selection of activities within a short driving distance from the chalets.

Thunderbrook Falls

Leech’s Brook (6.4km away) – Directions

Go swimming in nature’s swimming pool at Thunder Brook. The pool at the trail head is the ideal swimming and picnic location for families with kids of all ages. Travel the beautiful forested path upstream to the first waterfall, offering an exciting swimming location for older children and adults.

The truly adventurous can journey further up the trail to see the famous second falls. This incredible lagoon features a 13m waterfall and a deep pool that trained cliff jumpers love to play in! There is also a hidden cave behind the waterfall that you can easily access. A true paradise!

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Catamaran Park

Badger (10km away) – Directions

Catamaran Park offers a pristine family camping environment combined with the convenience and comfort you’d expect from one of the most popular camping destinations in Central Newfoundland. Located just 8km west of Badger, Newfoundland on the Trans Canada Highway. The park is situated on beautiful Badger Lake and offers a variety of activities and amenities for all ages, such as a restaurant, large beach, swimming pool, boat launch, and more.

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Grand Falls Golf Club

Grand Falls-Windsor (14.5km away) – Directions

In 1924 some local enthusiasts started a golf course with six holes on the site of a former farm. It shortly became a nine hole facility and remained so until 2004 when nine holes on the opposite side of Rushy Pond Brook were officially opened.

The original nine is generally flat and open with small greens. The new nine has much tighter fairways bounded by the forest on both sides and the greens are large. The prevailing southwesterly winds can play havoc with approach shots. The course presents four par 5s, 9 par 4s and five par 3s with white tees and red tees.

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Gorge Park

Grand Falls-Windsor (15.5km away)

Gorge Park is located along the banks of the Exploits River in Grand Falls-Windsor. The gazebo adjacent to the parking lot is a great place for social gatherings and outdoor wedding ceremonies. Also at the park is a beautiful wooded walking/hiking trail that snakes along the banks of the river and offers some spectacular views.

Corduroy Brook Pond

Grand Falls-Windsor (21.5km away) – Directions

The Corduroy Brook is a 4.5 kilometre waterway winding its way through the heart of Grand Falls-Windsor from Corduroy Pond to the Exploits River. (Trail Map) The Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to preserving the Corduroy Brook, and building and maintaining a system of scenic, accessible trails along its course. The association was incorporated in 1994 and now boasts over 15 kilometers of nature trail, and related infrastructure including bridges and boardwalks, playgrounds, viewing platforms, rest areas, tent sites, and a comprehensive system of signage.

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The Salmonid Interpretation Center

Grand Falls-Windsor (23.7km away) – Directions

The Salmon Enhancement on the Exploits River is the largest of its kind in North American and to highlight this development an Interperation Centre is operated ain Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

Located on the Exploits River at the “Grand Falls”, the Centre has exhibits on the history, biology, ecology and habitat of the Atlantic Salmon. Vistors can view the King of Fish through underwater windows as it travels upstream to the spawing habitat and take in the view of the Falls and nesting Seagulls. Enjoy a meal from the resaurant or shop for that unique gift.

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The Annual Salmon Festival

Grand Falls-Windsor (19.5km away) – Directions

The Exploits Valley Salmon Festival in Grand Falls-Windsor began in 1985 as a five-day regional celebration in honor of the migrating Atlantic Salmon. A weekend of “Fish and Fun While the Salmon Run” was developed to enhance environ-mental awareness and focus attention on one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena.

Today, the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival is a major international festival, attracting visitors from all over the world. From 1991 to 1998, the festival was selected by American Bus Association as one of North America’s Top 100 Events.

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The Mary March Museum

Grand Falls-Windsor (19.5km away) – Directions

Find out about the Beothuk and discover why the Mary March Provincial Museum is named for one of the last of them. See how a town and an industry grew around one of the world’s largest paper mills. Meet 6,000 years of pioneering people who came to Central Newfoundland – fishing and hunting, mining and logging. There’s Always Something Old That’s New – Temporary exhibits that show off treasures from our collections and from around the world, and programs for all ages and inclinations.

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Grand Falls-Windsor Arts & Culture Center

Grand Falls-Windsor (19.7km away) – Directions

A division of the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, the head offices of the Arts and Culture Centres are located in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Committed to excellence and presenting the best to patrons, the Arts and Culture Centres offer a wide variety of programming from the best that Newfoundland has to offer to diverse artists from across Canada and abroad. The Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts was officially opened as the Grand Falls Arts and Culture Centre in July of 1971.

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Queen Street Dinner Theatre

Grand Falls-Windsor (21.3km away) – Directions

Founded in August 1997 by John Thompson & Rod French as “The Grand Falls-Windsor Living Interpretation Project”; Another Newfoundland Drama Company Inc.’s Summer Theatre Program has grown to be recognized as a quality Newfoundland & Labrador Theatre Experience. Our mandate is to establish a theatrical tourism product in Grand Falls-Windsor while offering students of theatre and music a means of practicing their craft while earning money to continue their education.

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Juniper Kitchen & Bistro

Grand Falls-Windsor (20.8km away) – Directions

Juniper Kitchen & Bistro is conveniently named after its address in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Come visit us for the best fine dining experience in the heart of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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