“…you can gaze upon the Pickersgill Premises – a Registered Heritage Structure located on its own peninsula – accessible only by foot or by boat.”

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If you are looking for a challenge, the Sandy Cove to Salvage portion of the Damnable Trail network is accurately rated as hard.

While this trail is difficult at 13 km and with lots of uphill, its heavenly scenery and remarkable beaches and ponds will (almost) make you forget about the ascents. Bring lots of water and your camera!

The Eastport and Salvage area is particularly special as it is home to so much natural beauty and history. After you finish the trail, you can gaze upon the Pickersgill Premises – a Registered Heritage Structure located on its own peninsula – accessible only by foot or by boat. It can be seen from the road ,or if you still have energy, there is a loop trail nearby by that really showcases this property. The premises is comprised of two saltbox homes, some charming outbuildings, and even its own beach.

You are definitely going to want to take off your boots and traipse down to one of the local beaches – Eastport Beach or Sandy Cove Beach – and let the breeze wash over you; or cool down in the water. And if you really want to finish strong, book a campsite at Newman Sound or Malady Head nearby and wrap up your day with a bonfire and a beer. 

This is an area you will return to again and again. It’s an absolute favourite of mine and I know it will become a favourite of yours too.

Holly Linklater
Holly Linklater

I love exploring and admiring all the nooks of Newfoundland through hiking, camping, and road-tripping. Inspired by nature and elated to exist.

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