Centre Hill Wilderness Trail leads you through forest, barrens, a bakeapple marsh and eventually a steep climb to the highest point in eastern Newfoundland. At the top you will enjoy a spectacular view and a glimpse of five different bays. Except for the climb at the end (400 metres), it’s a moderate hike. The trail is well-marked with boardwalk over wet areas. It’s a 5 km hike each way so it’s best to allow a half-day for the journey.
Truce Sound Coastal Trail and Peace Garden. This trail was created in 2012 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of a friendly meeting between European colonists and the Beothuk Indians. It’s a moderate hike along the coastline and also loops through the woods. The hike ends at the Peace Garden Memorial on Frenchmen’s Island. The island was also used by the French to hold English prisoners in 1697 and 1705, likely making it the first prison camp in North America.
War Memorial – We’re proud of the War Memorial we created in 2012 after discovering that two of our residents had died in the First World War but had not been fully recognized. We moved the WWII Memorial to its present site, added a WWI Memorial and a podium listing all our residents who have served their country over the years. Looking across the harbor, you can see the green pasture where John Charles Piercey (who died at Beaumont Hamel) once lived; and farther down the road you can see Benson’s Point jutting out where William James Benson (who died in Belgium) grew up.