Summer Activities in and around the Humber Valley Resort

The combined effect of the jet stream providing warm air from continental America and the proximity of the Humber Valley to the ocean ensures the summer season remains very pleasant with an average daily high temperature of 24 degrees Celsius allowing guests maximum enjoyment from the range of world-class outdoor activities on offer.
In addition to the full summer programme of on site entertainment and activities for all the family and golf on the renown River Course, Humber Valley Resort has partnered with the best local providers of outdoor experiences producing a variety of things to do and see second to none.

Humber River offers some of the best salmon and trout fishing in the world! See the Salmon swim up stream and jump Big Falls! Amazing sights. You can also go fishing at sea whilst searching for glimpses of whales, dolphins and even icebergs. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, caribou and bears whilst enjoying the spectacularly beautiful Gros Morne National Park - a World Heritage Site. You can trek through moose country and take a boat trip at Westernbrook Gorge. Quad biking, kayaking, sailing, trekking, and many other activities and experiences are also on offer.



Hiking

Western Newfoundland offers limitless hiking adventures particularly in Gros Morne National Park. The unique geological formation in the bays, inlets and coves of the Bay of Islands and North Arm Mountains captivate visitors from all over the world. Any of these trails will surround visitors with the peaceful beauty of the west coast.

Additionally the International Appellation Trail running from as far south as Florida up the Eastern Seaboard of the United States has recently been extended into Newfoundland and passes directly behind the Resort. The Humber Valley Section brings the walker to lookouts over the peaceful, fertile valley surrounding Deer Lake and with the trail winding through boreal forest, moose, beaver, fox, coyote, lynx and numerous songbirds are to be seen. Each fall, during the early part of October, a palette of vibrant colors envelops the Valley.

 

Sailing, Kayaking and Canoeing

The Resort's own beach, right in front of Sully's at the Beach House, is the perfect spot to launch a sail boat, canoe or kayak onto the expansive Deer Lake. Around 30km (20 miles) long, Deer Lake offers freedom away from the crowds, whether sailing to Pasadena beach or kayaking down to Sandy Cove, there are plenty of new places to explore. Humber Valley Resort has a small fleet of Hobie Cats and kayaks that are available for use by Resort guests, on a complimentary basis, following some introductory instruction.

 

Boat Tours

Boat touring is prominent with a variety of different waterways to explore. The Humber River provides a view into the history of the paper industry. While, these days, logs are all transferred to the Corner Brook Mill via road, evidence remains of the use of the river as a means of transportation. Specialist tours reveal this and other interpretation of the area offering excellent photographic opportunities.

Ocean tours include the Woods Island Boat Tour, a scenic tour of the beautiful Bay of Islands near Corner Brook. The tour leaves from Pleasant Cove and with the Blomidon Mountains providing the backdrop proceeds to Woods Island, the largest in the Bay, where it is believed that Captain James Cook spent two winters. It is common to see Minke whales during this tour as they are frequent in the area during the summer months.

Western Brook Pond Fjord in Gros Morne National Park provides a dramatic setting for a boat tour. The Long Range Mountains, the Northern most extent of the Appalachians, contain numerous glacially-carved fjords. One of the most spectacular is the Park's largest lake, Western Brook Pond. This 16km lake with a depth of 165m is home to Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout and Arctic Char, as well as an unusual colony of cliff nesting gulls. There is no better way to explore this scenic delight than by taking the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. On board, behold the spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord, waterfalls cascading from 2000 feet that often turn to mist before reaching the pond, billion year-old cliffs and frequent wildlife sightings.

 

Sea Kayaking and Paddling

The lower Humber River winds for 12 miles (19 kilometres) through the Humber Valley and empties into the stunning Bay of Islands. This is the ideal starting point for a kayaking tour, novice or experienced. The west coast provides excellent diversity for paddlers. From Burgeo on the southwest coast, to Woody Point and Rocky Harbour in the north, sea kayaking provides an interactive experience with Mother Nature. It is common to sight whales, bald eagles, terns, and kingfishers throughout the summer months. Boats, safety equipment and instruction are available from expert tour operators.


 

Ocean Fishing

With the coastal town of Corner Brook only 10 minutes away ocean fishing experiences are readily available. Newfoundland's rugged coastline can be explored while guests, aboard a traditional Newfoundland fishing boat, are in search of cod and mackerel. Wildlife viewing opportunities are, of course, plentiful.

 
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