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.
Lomond River Forest Walk Details
Lomond River Forest Walk departs every Sunday at 10:00am from our main shop at the Bonne Bay Market and The Waters Edge RV Adventure Park at 232 Tablelands Drive
Full Day Guided Walk & Zodiac Shuttle
- 5-6 Hours
- One Hiker $199 per person
- 3 Or More Hikers $170 per person
- Professional & Experienced Local Guide
- Parks Canada Park Pass
- Hiking Safety Lesson
- Transportation From our shop
- Guided Hike
- Return Zodiac shuttle
- Transport Canada Approved Personal Floatation Device
- Freshly Packed Hikers Lunch $20.00
- Waterproof Hiking Gaiters $10.00
- Hiking Poles $10.00
- Hiking Day Pack $10.00
Tablelands Off Trail Hike departs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00am from our main shop at the Bonne Bay Market and The Waters Edge RV Adventure Park. Guests can also be picked up via our passenger van at the Woody Point dock at 9:15am or can book our early morning Zodiac water taxi form the Norris Point dock.
Tablelands Off Trail Hike has a moderate to challenging difficulty level depending on the weather conditions and fitness level of our group. Specialty tours can be arranged for groups looking requesting alternate difficulty levels.
As you’ve already heard, Newfoundland weather can be unpredictable and conditions can vary greatly throughout the day. Even in the hottest months of summer hiking in Newfoundland can be quite cool. We suggest guests check the weather and dress for it. Having a daypack with water and a snack, a rain/waterproof jacket, semi-warm sweater and comfortable sturdy footwear suitable for hiking is recommended.
Weather Cancellation Policy
The weather in Gros Morne, Newfoundland can change frequently and at Wild Gros Morne we check the weather more than most people check their Email. Experiences may be adjusted or cancelled if necessary to ensure the safety of our guests and staff.
Off Season Departures
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance as departures are based upon customer demand. For short notice reservations please contact us.