To see some of the most spectacular geography in the world — including a mountain that confirms the theory of continental drift and one of the highest waterfalls in North America — follow any of the trails in A Hiking Guide to the National Parks and Historic Sites of Newfoundland. This handy guide gives detailed information about the hiking trails in Gros Morne and Terra Nova national parks and in five national historic sites: Signal Hill, in St. John's, where Marconi received the world's first transatlantic wireless message; Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America; Castle Hill, the ruins of a 300-year-old French fort and settlement; Port au Choix, an important Archaic Maritime Indian burial ground; and L'Anse aux Meadows, the millennium-old Viking settlement that was the first site on UNESCO's World Cultural List. The guide includes information on more than 50 trails: length (;varying from 1 to 18 km);, difficulty, and estimated hiking time, plus historical and geological vignettes, trail tales, and local lore. Trails-at-a-Glance charts in each section and a map for each trail enable hikers to plan their excursions. There are several pages of entertainingly presented information about each historic site, and Barbara Maryniak's easy-to-understand explanations of the natural forces that formed the national parks will enrich even the shortest hike.
"Everything is laid out for the adventurer . . . a treasure for tourists and natives alike." — The Newfoundland Herald