Come view the magnificent coastal scenery and historical landmarks.
Visitors will enjoy combing the beaches for red tile fragments (remnants of the ballast used in Basque whaling ships), exploring the grassy meadows to discover remains of the old farming homestead and outbuildings, and climbing the "head" to search out Frenchman's Well.
Catch a glimpse of the abundant seabirds and wildlife that frequent the rugged shoreline. You may be lucky enough to see an otter putting off a show at Otter Pond, or see any number of cormorants huddled on Allen's Rock, or maybe a Bald Eagle soaring over Bordeaux Cove.
During the Second World War, Arnold's Cove became a part of the American Defense system in Newfoundland. The American military set up Anti-Aircraft guns, and maned the high watch towers located at Otter Rub. Along the trail you will find benches to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The route is next to the ocean and gives you outstanding views of Placentia Bay and the islands.
The trail provides walkers and hikers with a special blend of wilderness adventure, outstanding natural beauty, wildlife, history, and cultural contact combined with raw natural beauty of the rugged Atlantic Ocean. The view from the top is worth the 3km climb!
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