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Please always call ahead to businesses as information may have changed without us being notified. Operating while the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing makes running a business very challenging. Please be patient with operators if their hours do not line up as advertised, they decide to close or do things differently than advertised. Information and protocols are changing on a daily basis.
Finally, thank you to everyone who has visited the Artisan Inn or Twine Loft restaurant during their Stay Home Year 2020 Staycation.
WHERE TO STAY
The Artisan Inn will keep all vacation homes open until the end of October and maybe longer. Please contact us directly regarding available rooms as we are renting our rooms a little differently this year.
WHERE TO EAT
Twine Loft Evening Dining Recommended by Where to Eat In Canada 2019-2020 Edition. Open until October 24th 2020, re-opening May 2021
Evening Dining: & Drinks on the Deck
Open Wednesday-Sundays. $60 per seat. Dinner service is at 6pm each night with the exception of Friday evening when dinner service is at 7pm. Dinner is a 3-course meal with choices for the appetizer and main course and one set dessert. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian diets can be accommodated. Dinner guests may come prior to dinner for pre-dinner drinks at their table or on the waterside deck. On select dates, we may require a minimum number of dinner guests for us to operate if we do not have reservations from guests staying in our own properties. Call 1-709-464-3377 to book or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A credit card number is required to hold the reservation.
ADDITIONAL RESTAURANTS IN TRINITY
Skipper Bob’s Cafe: Hoping to remain open until the end of October Open at ½ capacity with 3 picnic tables for outside eating available. 8am – 4pm daily 709-464-3712
The Dock Marina: Will stay open until September 26th: Open at ½ capacity. 11:30 am – 8:00pm Daily 709-464-2133. There is an ATM at this location
HISTORY IN TRINITY
HISTORY IN TRINITY – SELECT HISTORIC SITES ARE OPEN
Trinity Visitor’s Centre: Open 9:30am – 5:00pm until Friday of Thanksgiving Weekend
The Green Family Forge: The Blacksmiths are at the Forge from Monday-Friday and visits can be arranged by contacting Jim Miller ED of the Trinity Historical Society
GUIDED HISTORY TOUR
Trinity Historical Walking Tours: Trinity Historical Walking Tours is finished for the season, however, it may be possible to arrange a private tour. 709-464-3723 709-363-8528
Even without a tour option, exploring the unique architecture of Trinity is worth a walk through town.
HIKING IN TRINITY – GUN HILL TRAIL
Easy (very top can be difficult)
2km Lower Gun Hill Trail (loop)
1km Upper Gun Hill Trail
1-2 Hours to complete both trails
Gun Hill, formerly known as Ryder’s Hill is located at the base of Trinity. The upper trail leads straight to the top of the hill for a fantastic 360 degree view of the entire area and offers a great vantage point for picture taking. Halfway up the trail hikers will find the cannons that once protected Trinity from attacks during the wars between the French and the English. A photo of Trinity taken in 1910 is on display that allows visitors to see what ways the town has and has not changed over that past 100 years. The best time to take this hike is late afternoon. The town looks spectacular during the golden hour when the sun lowers over Fisher Cove. The walk takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to get to the top and slightly less time to get down. This is also a great spot to watch the sunrise because the entire trail provides an unobstructed view towards the East.
THEATRE IN TRINITY – RISING TIDE
The Rising Tide Theatre: TERESE’S CREED FALL 2020 schedule
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17TH AT 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18TH AT 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19TH AT 8:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23RD AT 8:00 PM
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24TH AT 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25TH AT 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26TH AT 8:00 PM
BOAT TOURS IN TRINITY
Fall sightings include superpods of dolphins, various species of whales, bluefin tuna and bald eagles.
Sea Of Whales Adventures: Allowing up to two bubbles at a time depending on group size, will primarily take out single, double and extended bubbles. 709-464-2200. Running dates depend on demand.
Trinity Eco Tours: Whale watching, Kayaking and ATV tours available. 709-464-3712
BEACHES IN TRINITY
Trinity is almost completely surrounded by water and visitors can explore numerous beaches and search for sea glass.
SHOPPING IN TRINITY
Mirabella: Closed for the season, but re-opening for a weekend sale September 25 &26. Potentially shopping can be done by appointment before and after these dates 1- 709-697-1061
The Dock Marina Gift Shop: Open daily 11:00am – 6:00pm: Will stay open until September 26 709-464-2133
Aunt Sarah’s Chocolate Shop & Sweet Rock Ice Cream: Retail shop opening while there is still demand. Will move to curbside after that. Soon scoop ice cream will no longer be available, but you can purchase small tubs of their flavours at the shop. Demand has been high for Aunt Sarah’s Chocolates. If you are looking to buy a number of bags consider calling ahead.
Trinity Craft Store ( The Hiscock House): Open until Thanksgiving. After September 25th, various products will be 10% off.
TEN MINUTES FROM TRINITY
TRINITY LOOP – ROUTE 239
Dawn Evans Photography
An Instagram favourite, the Trinity Loop is an abandoned amusement park that used to attract residential travellers from all over the island to ride the Ferris wheel, have fish and chips in a train car or ride the wooden train around the pond while being entertained by wooden cutouts of cartoon characters. The Loop closed in the 1990s and over time the elements have taken it over. Even VICE has done an episode on this location that holds many memories for those of us who visited as kids. To get there leave Trinity and turn left onto Route 239. After passing Bartlett’s Electrical on your right, you will see a sharp right-hand turn. Drive for a few minutes up this paved road to reach the entrance and walk down to see the fallen Ferris wheel and the overgrown mini-golf course.
To get there, turn right onto route 239 at the T intersection and drive 3.6km. Turn right onto route 230.
WHERE TO EAT
Port Rexton Brewery Taproom: Taproom hours will be Monday – Wednesday Closed, Thursday 12-8pm, Friday – Saturday 12-10, Sunday 11-4 (Monday of Thanksgiving Weekend 11-4)
Oh My Cheeses located at the brewery: Same hours as the brewery/
Two Whales Coffee Shop: Open 5 Days a week Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm (CLOSED TUES-WED) 709-464-3928
Head over to Two Whales online store (www.twowhales.com), phone 464 3928, or drop by to place your order!
The Galley: 709-464-3832 11:30-7pm throughout September and October.
Skerwink Trail: See our Hiking and Walking Page for details on this hike
FIFTEEN MINUTES FROM TRINITY
A beautiful community with fishing sheds lining the water. There are no businesses (restaurants, shops or sites) open here at this time of the years. To get there, turn right onto route 239 at the T intersection and drive 3.6km. Turn right onto route 230. Drive past Port Rexton, Passing the Two Whales Coffee Shop and take the next right to Champney’s West. You will reach a fork in the road and stay to the right. This drive from the 239/230 turn off is 7.2km.
Fox Island Trail: See our HIKING AND WALKING GUIDE for more details
TWENTY MINUTES FROM TRINITY:
FORT POINT LIGHTHOUSE ROUTE 239
20 minutes from Trinity, Fort Point, also known as Admiral’s Point, offers a view of Trinity from the other side of Trinity Harbour. This is where a British fortification stood until it was destroyed during a 15-day period when the French occupied Trinity in 1762. The second installation of a fort was in 1812 to serve as protection against the raids of American privateers. After the fort was abandoned, a lighthouse was installed in 1871. There is also a great beach to walk along.
TWENTY – FIVE MINUTES FROM TRINITY: PORT UNION
Turn right onto route 239 at the T intersection and drive 3.6km. Turn right onto route 230. Continue driving for 27.9km (approximately 25 minutes)
Sir William Coaker Foundation: The Factory Interpretation Centre hours for the month of September are 9-5 Friday’s until Tuesday ‘s Closed Wednesday and Thursday. Their hours will be updated for October at the end of September.
WHERE TO HIKING
Murphy’s Cove Trail: See our HIKING AND WALKING GUIDE for more details
WHERE TO EAT
Seaport Inn Dining Room: Open Sunday – Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm. 30 person max, takeout is available and reservations are recommended. 709-469-2257
Stella’s Cafe (in nearby Catalina): Open for inside dining 11:00am – 7:00pm every day
WHERE TO SHOP
Women’s Institute Gift & Craft Shop: Monday to Saturday 9- 6 and Sunday Closing October 6th 1 – 5 709-469-2823
Wild Cove Pottery: Open daily until mid October (except Tuesdays) 10:00am – 6:00pm. 709-740-6925
Sir William Coaker Foundation Gift & Craft Shop: The Factory Interpretation Centre hours for the month of September are 9-5 Fridays until Tuesdays Closed Wednesday and Thursday. Their hours will be updated for October at the end of September.
FORTY MINUTES FROM TRINITY: ELLISTON
WHAT TO DO
John C. Crosbie Centre Open 9-5 daily, closing Oct 3rd
Klondike Trail: See our HIKING AND WALKING GUIDE for more details
FIFTY MINUTES FROM TRINITY: BONAVISTA
WHERE TO EAT
Little Dairy King: Open Daily, 11:00 am – 8:00pm. Unsure of closing date. 709-468-2820 (last updated September 16)
PK’s Restaurant: Open daily, 9:00am- 9:00pm. Takeout or eat in. Limited space, reservations not required but recommended. 709-468-2828 (last updated September 16)
Mary Browns: Daily 11:30am – 8:00pm 709-468-5444
Robins Coffee Shop: Open daily from 6:00am – 9:00pm.
Subway: Open daily 10:00 am – 8:00pm.
Walkham’s Gate Pub & Cafe: Pub open this fall, cafe closed 709-468-7004 (Last updated September 16)
WHAT TO DO
Mockbegger Plantation: Open daily 9:30-5 closed from 1-2 for Lunch. Closing Oct 9th
THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS AND SITES HAVE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON OR DID NOT OPEN IN 2020
Eriksen Premises & Craft Store Closed
Trinity Cabins: Closed for 2020
A & K Catering/Trinity Catering: Closed for the season
Craft Store ( The Lester Garland Building): Closed
Fisher’s Loft Closed
Random Passage Tea Room closed
ROUTE 230 near CHAMPNEY’S WEST
Fishing Stage Takeout closed
The Puffin Cafe: Closed for the season
Nanny’s Root Cellar Kitchen: Closed for the season but will reopen for Roots Rants and Roars. 709-468-5050
Ragged Rocks Gastropub: Closing Sept 20th
Mifflin’s Tea Room: Closing Sept 19th
The Quintal Cafe: Closed Fall 2020
The Boreal Diner: Closed Fall 2020
Sea Breeze Take Out: Closed Fall 2020
Bonavista Bicycle Picnics & Cafe: Closed Fall 2020
Moreish Cupcakes & Treats: No information at this time. 709-476-2440
Skippers Cafe: Closed for the Season
Baie Vista Restaurant: Closed for the Season
Matthew Legacy Centre closed for 2020
The Ryan Premises Closed for 2020
UPPER AMHERST COVE
Bonavista Social Club: Closed for the Season