Trinity is the perfect home base for exploring the Discovery Trail on the Bonavista Peninsula. Trips along Routes 230 and 235 towards Bonavista or along Route 238 to Elliston make excellent day trips for those who wish to see rugged coastlines with icebergs, whales and puffins as well as historic lighthouses and museums.
This route leads south of Trinity towards New Bonaventure, the chosen site for feature films including Random Passage, The Shipping News and the soon to be released The Grand Seduction as well as the launch point for Rugged Beauty Boat Tours.
This route passes through Port Union on its way to the town of Bonavista, where John Cabot first landed in North America. Take in the scenery, visit the many municipal and provincial parks along the route and get in touch with Newfoundland's past.
After exploring Bonavista head south along Route 238 towards Elliston. Elliston is one of the best places in Newfoundland to observe a natural puffin habitat. Park the car and take a short walk out towards a small island Observers can often get close enough to the puffins to not need binoculars.
This route is dotted with small communities built along rugged coastlines. During May and June visitors may have the chance to see icebergs floating in the waters and during the months of July and August whales can often be spotted feeding on Capelin.
Located on Route 1, is the home of 400 sq. km. of boreal forest and the end of the Appalachian Mountains. Take a trek along more than 50 km of hiking trails or explore our spectacular coastline from a sea kayak.