Murray House, our Newfoundland vacation home, suggests some local attractions

Looking to fill your calendar with some things to do in Newfoundland? Here are some suggestions for attractions in the Avalon area, all recommended by Murray House Vacation Rental

Some Local Attractions

Bannerman Park

Bannerman Park, St. John's, NL, about 30 min from Murray House Vacation Home

Bannerman Park, another of our suggestions for things to do in Newfoundland, is about 30 min from Murray House Vacation Rental. Some attractions at Bannerman Park include:

  • "The Loop": Winter fun with family skating complete with outdoor music and an establishment for refreshment purchases
  • Children's playground
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Host to the annual Folk Festival 

Bowring Park

Bowring Park, St. John's, NL, about 45 min from Murray House Vacation Home

Bowring Park, another of our suggestions for things to do in Newfoundland, is about 40 min from Murray House Vacation Rental, Some attractions at Bowring Park include:

  • Home to the Caribou Monument and the Peter Pan Statue
  • Lovely walking trail
  • Skateboard park
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 2 Duck ponds (there are also 2 swans who call Bowring Park home)

Cape Spear

Lighthouse @ Cape Spear, Newfoundland, Canada. Cape spear is 45 min from Vacation Home

Cape Spear, another of our suggestions for things to do in Newfoundland, is about 45 min from Murray House Vacation Rental. Some attractions at Cape Spear include:

  • Lovely coastal walking trail with frequent spottings of whales and sea birds in season
  • The eastern-most point in North America
  • Cape Spear Lighthouse, Canon, and Barricks

Downtown St. John's

Jelly Bean Row houses in downtown St. John's, NL. Downtown St. John's is 30 min from Murray House

Downtown St. John's, another suggestion for things to do in Newfoundland, is about 30 min from Murray House Vacation Rental

  • Various popular attractions include Jellybean Row Houses, George Street, Old churches and historic buildings, Green spaces, Terry Fox Monument, 4 Sisters Temperance Street house, and mor

East Coast Hiking Trail

Biscan Cove Trail, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, 5  min from Murray House Vacation Home

Hiking the East Coast Trails, another suggestion of things to do in Newfoundland, is about 5 min from Murray House Vacation Rental

  • Biscan Cove Trail
  • Stiles Cove Trail
  • Cobblers Path Trail (about 15 min away)

Johnson Geo Center

The Geo Center in St. John's, NL, is about 30 min from Murray House Vacation Home

Geo Center (Johnson Geo Center), one of our suggestions for things to do in Newfoundland, is about 30 min from Murray House Vacation Rental. Some of the displays at Geo Center include:

  • Solar System
  • Earth / Our Planet / Our People
  • Space
  • Oil and Gas
  • Titanic

 

Kenny's Pond

Kenny's Pond walking trail, St. John's, is surrounded by nature. Lovely for a non-exertional stroll

Kenny's Pond Walking Trail, another suggestion as to things to do in Newfoundland, is about 25 min from Murray House Vacation Rental

  • Many rest stops along this 15 min gentle walking trail
  • Frequent sightings of birds (ducks, pigeons, and more) who live in the area

Marine Park (Yogi Bear)

Marine Park-Pouch Cove Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Pouch Cove is just 5 min from Murray House

Marine Park-Pouch Cove Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Pouch Cove, another of our suggestions for things to do in Newfoundland, is about 5 min from Murray House Vacation Rental. Some attractions at Marine Park include:

  • Fresh Water Beach
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Mini Golf

Middle Cove Beach

Middle Cove Beach, Newfoundland, is only 20 min from Murray House Vacation Home

Middle Cove Beach, another suggestion of things to do in Newfoundland, is about 20 min from Murray House Vacation Rental

  • Popular for gatherings and bonfires
  • Home of one of the sites for the annual Capelin Roll

Quidi Vidi Village and Lake

Quidi Vidi Lake, home of St. John's Regatta. Quidi Vidi village, "the gut" is just beyond the lake

Quidi Vidi Village and Lake, another suggestion of things to do in Newfoundland, is about 30 min from Murray House Vacation Rental  

  • Home to the annual Royal St. John's Regatta
  • Home to Quidi Vidi Brewery

Railway Coastal Museum

Railway Coastal Museum, St. John's, NL, is about 45 min from Murray House Vacation Home

The Railway Coastal Museum, another suggestion of things to do in Newfoundland, is about 35 min from Murray House Vacation Rental 

  • Displays props of old railway travel
  • Informational displays
  • Outside train displays

 

Royal Artillery Park

Royal Artillery Park, St. John's, NL, is 25 min from Murray House

The Royal Artillery Park, another suggestion of things to do in Newfoundland, is about 25 min from Murray House Vacation Rental  

  • Veteran memorial with displays of tanks, canons, and more

Salmonier Nature Park

Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland, about 1 1/2 hour drive from Murray House Vacation Home

Salmonier Nature Park, another of our suggestions for things to do in Newfoundland, is about 1 1/2 hours from Murray House Vacation Rental

  • Walk the lovely country trail and hope to see many of the variety of Newfoundland wildlife animals that are in protective captivity, having been injured and rescued. Whenever possible, the aim is to eventually release these animals back to nature once they are deemed to be capable of survival

Signal Hill

Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, about 30 min from Murray House Vacation Home

Signal Hill, another of our suggestions for things to do in Newfoundland, is about 45 min from Murray House Vacation Rental. Some attractions found on Signal Hill include:

  • Home to Cabot Tower
  • Challenging Coastline Hiking Trail

Suncor Fluvarium

Suncor Fluvarium, St. John's, Newfoundland, is only 20 min from Murray House Vacation Home

Suncor Fluvarium, another suggestion of things to do in Newfoundland, is about 30 min from Murray House Vacation Rental  

  • Home to the underwater viewing windows of Nagle's Hill freshwater pond 
  • Partakes in the annual Rennie's River Duck Race
  • 2.9 km nature walking trail