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Western Newfoundland Highlands


Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
Western Brook Pond,
Gros Morne National Park

IN THE LAND OF TUCKAMOOR

The numberless waterfalls and cascades will cause surprise to those who ... believe Newfoundland to be a flat land of bogs and rocks.... People have not the slightest idea of what wonderful scenery is hidden away ... only waiting to be discovered.

A.A. Radclyffe Dugmore,
1913 British Author and Sportsman


Bonne Bay, Gros Morne National Park
Bonne Bay,
Gross Morne National Park

THE LAND:

Driving up the coast from the ferry terminal at Port Aux Basques, at the southern extremity of this natural region, the highway is squeezed between the clear green waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the looming, blue-shadowed Long Range Mountains. Spectacular fiords slash inland. The Long Range Mountains form the backbone of this region, sloping gently toward the Atlantic to the east, and dropping precipitously toward the west into the Gulf.


National Parks System Plan, 3rd Edition

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