The following photos were taken on a groomed nature trail that follows the shoreline of Port au Port Bay. Accessible year round, the trail is a favorite spot of both local people and tourists alike. These photos were taken in various seasons over several years. I hope you enjoy them.

A red dory marks the entrance to the Gravels Nature Trail
The trail provides a good work out as well as incredible scenery. Come along, you’ll see
Wild rose bushes are common to see along the trail, and their scent is divine.
Near the beginning of the trail, which snakes through the woods as well as along the seashore
Huge boulders are part of the rugged beauty of this land
Little streams and small ravines require bridges
Near the top right side of this photo you’ll see the fencing that acts as a safe guard to prevent falls and accidents
Much of the shoreline includes shale cliff that reaches out into the bay
More rocky shoreline
The drop off is quite steep in some places
My favorite place to be: in the woods and near the sea
That hill in the background is known as Pine Tree
Taken from inside a natural cave on a small stretch of sandy beach below the trail
So serene
The trail is fairly long and can be arduous in spots, but small benches are placed at several places where people can rest and enjoy the view
A bird’s eye view
Even in winter the trail is beautiful to hike or ski

28 thoughts on “Serenity Sunday: Gravels Nature Trail in Port au Port West, Newfoundland and Labrador

  1. I just listened to them for a few songs. I LOVE them! Once Covid-19 is over, I am going to keep my eyes/ears open for a concert. I would go see them in a flash. My husband quite liked them too. You know what I think would be amazing? To go to Newfoundland for a visit and time it when they are going to do a concert. Both Bruce and I want to go to Newfoundland, so it would be such an added bonus to see them while we were there…a perfect trip.

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  2. Okay, now you’ve done it lol. The second this Covid-19 thing is over, both Bruce and I want to look into visiting this incredible province. I don’t think I’d ever want to leave.

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    1. If you get to visit do NOT miss Gros Morne National Park – it is amazing. It’s set in the Longe Range Mountains with fijords and the ocean it is so impressive. I don’t have photographs as I didn’t get up there before we moved to Alberta. But it is so worth the visit.

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    1. A woman I know from Labrador took some great pics from a helicopter. Ever since I seen her pics I’ve wanted to go. This country has so much to see. Northern Ontario is also gorgeous. I love North Bay and Thunder Bay and westward is stunning as well. And I’ve only seen small portions of it!!!!

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  3. Bruce and I have seen pictures of Gros Morne National Park before and we both agree that it is breathtaking. Such incredible beauty. So on this visit we have to see the band Great Big Sea, travel the gorgeous trail, visit Gros Morne National Park, side trip to Labrador,…anything else…hmmm lol. Oh, and St. John’s of course. This Covid thing had better hurry up and leave lol πŸ™‚

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