Newfoundland’s Baccalieu Trail sits on peninsula of the Avalon region with over 200km of roads, leisurely encircling abandoned fishing villages, colonial archaeological sites and brightly coloured B&Bs. I’ve lived in Newfoundland my whole life, but it took six years living on the mainland to appreciate what it means to be a tourist at home. A summer road trip on assignment for Travel Maritimes brought Adam and I to the Baccalieu Trail, and we rediscovered hometown hospitality and some freaking delicious food.
Once the home of a rich merchant and a base for the whole community, this restaurant is three floors of historical restoration worth a stop even if you aren’t hungry. The BLT is the best I’ve ever had with house-cured bacon.
Tasting spirits at The Newfoundland Distillery Company in Clarke’s Beach
The first of its kind in the province. Visit the tasting room for their juniper gin.
Exploring Dildo and having coffee at Dildo Cove Coffee and Krafts
The town of Dildo was named after a piece of a dory in the 1700s, long before sex toys were advertized in your sidebar.
Dinner at Inn by the Bay
Meals at this B&B are seafood heavy, with traditional Newfoundland steamed pudding for dessert.
Sleeping in history at the George House Heritage Bed & Breakfast
Driving the Baccalieu Trail