For those planning travel to eastern Newfoundland, these attractions rate high on many visitor's bucket list. Check out Murray House blog and the links below for more detailed information on each of these popular attractions and more.
Did you know that the Atlantic Puffin is the official bird of Newfoundland and Labrador ? Tourists "flock" to Newfoundland's eastern coast every year with hopes of seeing these amazing little birds. Amazing fact: after they go to sea in the fall, puffins do not see land again for several months. As young puffin are not of sexual maturity, they do not come to land for about 4 years after they fledge.
This video showcases the humpback whales that visited the Pouch Cove shores in July '20. All photos were taken from viewing sights along the side of the main road in our community. Whales are most commonly seen in Newfoundland waters between July and September.
If you are planning Newfoundland travel and expect to visit the east coast, Cape Spear is a highly recommended tourist attraction. Cape Spear holds the distinction of being the most easterly point in North America (with the exception of Greenland). Its coastal location has defined its historic importance in naval defense during times of war. Cape Spear lighthouse plays a critical role in ocean safety, its beacons of light warning ship operators of their proximity to land.
Are you looking for things to do in Newfoundland ? Many enjoy hiking the East Coast Trail. Experience the natural beauty along these rugged hiking paths, through dense #forest, towering cliffs, and deep valleys. Appreciate the amazing view of the open sea and Newfoundland coast from high atop mountains. See why the East Coast Trail ranks so highly for those planning Newfoundland travel.
Newfoundland, Canada, is surrounded by beautiful nature experiences. Its abundance of preserved green spaces attract a large number of birds and other wild animals. Work through your bucket list and plan your itinerary today. Our province is a great place to unwind and leave the worries of everyday life behind.
This video showcases Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, which stands proudly at a height of 144 meters (472 feet). At the apex, one can appreciate a sweeping view of the opens sea, the magnificent coastline, and an amazing view of the city and St. John's harbor. Signal Hill is well known for its historical significance in times of war for its naval defense and also as the site of receipt of the first transatlantic communication by Marconi in 1901.
This clip showcases Fort Amherst, Newfoundland. The geographic location of Fort Amherst, and its rugged terrain, made it critical in helping provide defense against opposing naval fleets during time of war. See the remnants of bunkers on the cliffs. Stand on the edge of the earth at Fort Amherst lighthouse, and enjoy the amazing nature photography experiences of the beautiful Newfoundland coastline.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Pouch Cove: the fresh country air, the magnificent ocean and cliffs, the historical memories of a once vibrant fishing community, and the friendly residents. Located just 20 minutes from St. John's, it is ideally situated to experience the best of both worlds.
Newfoundland, Canada, is an extremely popular destination for bird watching enthusiasts. Our Atlantic coast and abundant green spaces attract a wide variety of migratory wild birds to our region. The birds in this collection were photographed at Murray House Vacation Home's yard, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland.
Feel the excitement when the capelin roll ashore on our local beached during the annual capelin roll. This occurrence is an annual event, usually in July, which sees a huge number of capelin come ashore to spawn. Most capelin die on the rocks; others get eaten by whales, other sea mammals, and sea birds; whereas others get collected by hand, bucket, fishing net, or whatever means possible by people looking to catch a few for a fish fry or with which to fertilize their lawns
Many different species of ducks inhabit the fresh water ponds in the province of Newfoundland, Canada, making an ideal location for birdwatching enthusiasts to capture amazing photographs of their favorite duck. Escape to the great outdoors and enjoy time with our feathered friends. A feeding of seed is sure to make instant bonds !