Discover the peace and natural beauty of the boreal forest during this combination day package that pairs our Lomond River forest walk with a Zodiac boat return. Our walk / easy hike takes us through great stands of black spruce and birch located in the one of the most vibrant, yet untraveled areas of Gros Morne. Trees grow taller and bigger here then anywhere else in the park, which in turn draws wildlife from all over to gather under this pristine forest canopy. Traveling along the river we often see moose, caribou, owls and, if we are lucky, maybe a glimpse of an endangered Newfoundland pine marten. In the river delta, many different species of birds gather to feed. So, be sure to bring your binoculars.
More then just scenic wilderness, Lomond River played an integral part in the history of Western Newfoundland and helped formed the culture found here today. We’ll follow the path of the ingenuous people who gathered salmon that return to the fill the river every summer and retrace the steps of the early settlers who harvested trees here for their houses and later for the lumber mills. We pass through the resettled communities of Lomond (proper) and Stanleyville while hearing stories of the past and where you can still see the old machinery, gardens and markings of the those that called this once bustling area home.
We end our hike on the beach overlooking Killdevil Mountain and east arm where guests can relax, explore and enjoy a lunch while we wait for the Zodiac to come pick us up for the half hour water shuttle back to our dock. Transportation to Woody Point is available from there for guests returning on the water taxi back to Norris point.