Why would you ever want to read our blog?
Well, give me a few minutes of your time and I’ll try and explain why we hope our blogs are going to be interesting to you and others. We will try and keep our posts informative and interesting. We will try to post blogs about upcoming events at Mallamoore House, the local area, information on tourism and travel and photographs because a picture is worth a thousand words. We both love Heart’s Content and Newfoundland and have often told our friends and acquaintances about the province and our little piece of heaven. People often ask what the best time of year to visit and what are some things we should see? So we will try and let people know a bit more about the place we love.
At Mallamoore House one of our favorite things is to simply relax on the deck and watch the ocean view, it changes as they day goes by. The other wonderful thing about Heart’s Content is that you are only an hour and twenty minutes’ drive to St. John’s, the oldest city in North America. You can drive into town and experience the excitement, activities and events and then return to Heart’s Content where you can relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area.
We have often been asked what the best time to visit is. Our answer is anytime; it depends on what you like to do. Some of the things you can do in Heart’s Content and the Avalon area are: Visit the Heart’s Content Cable Station, visit the Baccalieu Art Gallery, walk to the Heart’s Content Lighthouse, walk around the Mizzen Pond or swim at the beach, visit Mizzen Heritage Society Museum, check out Great Eastern Souvenir store, enjoy a night of music at the Heart’s Content Regional Centre for the Arts, tour the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador in Winterton or try one of their boat building workshops. Visit one of the other nearby towns: The other “Heart’s” (Heart’s Desire and Heart’s Delight”), New Perlican, Old Perlican, Dildo, Brigus, Cupids, Grates Cove, Trinity, Harbour Grace or Carbonear to mention but a few. Visit a bird sanctuary you’re almost sure to see some puffins, take a whale watching trip, hike the D’Iberville Coastal Hiking Trail, the Pirate’s Path Trail, the Ocean Walking Trails Bristol’s Hope or one of the many other hiking trails. Go Horseback Riding in Carbonear, visit the Micro-Brewery in Dildo or check out one of the local wineries.
The city of St. John’s offers so much to do it will be hard to list everything, but a few things you might be interested in checking out include George Street; you’ll find lots of pubs, restaurants, points of interest, spectacular photographic opportunities and entertainment. You might want to get screeched in at one of the pubs or you may want to take a walking tour through St. John’s, check out one of the micro-breweries and visit Quidi Vidi Lake, the spot where they hold the Royal St. John’s Regatta, North America’s oldest annual sporting event. You have to go up and see Cabot Tower located on Signal Hill; I love going at sunrise, but the view is spectacular anytime of day. On the way, drop into the Geo Centre. Then it’s a short trip to Cape Spear the most easterly point in North America.
A bit further abroad in Newfoundland I would recommend: seeing: Mistaken Point. Gros Morne Park and L’Anse aux Meadows, all world Heritage UNESCO sites.
Well, we hoped you liked this post and will be working on our next post soon. Don’t forget, if you’re passing through Heart’s Content be sure to stop in and say Hi, we’ll keep the kettle on and a candle in the window for you.
Until then, Safe travels Susie