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2011-09-01

What To Do This Weekend - Send off Summer in Style!

WOW- have you seen the calendar for this weekend? It is practically bare!! 

I guess though, that it does make sense - it is the last long weekend of the summer after all - we should all be gone around the bay!

If, however, like me, you are hanging around town, then I say we all head out and enjoy these last few days of summer in style! Have the crowd over for a BBQ, find a pool and go for a swim, or head to one of these outdoor treasures:

  • Topsail Beach - challenge the kids to find a heart-shaped rock...
  • Manuel's River - walk the trail and search for a fossil...
  • Middle Cove Beach - jump the waves...
  • Signal Hill - based on your children's ages and your sense of adventure, pick a direction and a trail and head out for a nice walk.
  • Cape Spear - when is the last time you were there? Do your kids know its history?
  • Quidi Vidi - looks totally different when it is NOT Regatta Day!

Or, pack a picnic and take a little day-trip (....and make the most of it by taking the old backroads or  CBS Highway instead of the TCH and buy some fresh local veggies from one of the street-side stands ;-):
  • Bell Island - kids LOVE the ferry ride, and a trip "off the island" seems so exciting!
  • Holyrood - Stop by the Marina to check out the boats and walk the boardwalk.
  • Carbonear - enjoy the drive and then go horseback riding at Earl's Riding Stables.
  • Ferryland - explore the history of Lord Baltimore's settlement with the kids!
  • Salmonier Nature Park - in addition to the animals on the map, can your kids find squirrels, grey-jays, a bat house and some tadpoles? Only one way to find out ;-) 


Enjoy it!

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