Don’t miss out on the wonders of autumn in Terra Nova National Park. With plenty of accommodation options and things to do, we’ve got lots of ways for you to connect to Mother Nature—and what a show she puts on with her stunning fall colours!

Get your camp on

There’s still time to enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Malady Head (including Ôasis and oTENIKs) is open until September 22.
  • Newman Sound (including Ôasis and oTENTiks) is open until October 12.
  • Backcountry campsites are available until October 13.

Awesome autumn activities

There is so much to enjoy in Terra Nova this time of year. Here’s just a sample:

  • Pop by the Visitor Centre Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) for some fun in the touch tank and a cuppa in the café.
  • Take a boat tour with Happy Adventure Tours available at the Visitor Centre. It’s recommended you call ahead to make a reservation: 1-888-805-8881 or 1-709-728-1105.
  • Bring your own kayak or rent one from Happy Adventure Tours to see fall colours from the water.
  • Grab a Dark Sky Kit at the Newman Sound or Malady Head kiosks and marvel at the beauty of the galaxy.
  • Hike! Hike! Hike! There are trails for all abilities they’ve never looked better than they do right now.

Best fall photo ops

There is no shortage of beauty to behold this time of year, but if we had to recommend a couple:

  • The lookout from Malady Head—pick up the trail in the campground and
    head to the lookout for a gorgeous view of Southwest Arm.
  • Ochre Hill—drive up Ochre Hill road and walk up to the platform or tower for
    a stunning 360° view.
  • Take in the vantage point from the highest point in the park at Blue Hill lookout.

Fall's a different time in Terra Nova

Just a few things to be aware of when planning a visit:

  • The Visitor Centre is open Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) from 10-4—yes, that includes our awesome touch tank!
  • Canoe and kayak rentals are closed at Sandy Pond but you are still welcome to enjoy the beach, trail and the pond.
  • Moose management is an important part of the overall management of Terra Nova. After September 21st access to most of the Park is shared between visitors and hunters to allow for important resource management work as well as visitor enjoyment. For detailed information on areas of shared access, please click here.