The Newfoundland Trailway begins at the Port aux Basques Railway Heritage Centre. The trail has been developed through the process of improving the abandoned railway bed left from the Newfoundland Railway and is ideal for hiking, bicycling, backpacking and for ATV use. It is possible to travel the rail bed from Port aux Basques to St. John's, however some sections of the trail are more developed than others. The trail from Port aux Basques to the Codroy Valley is well developed and offers breathtaking views of the oceans and mountains.
Codroy Valley Bird Watching
Visit the Grand Codroy Estuary, located at the mouth of the Grand Codroy River, an area recognized by the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. Here you can stand at the waters of this estuary and spend the day watching and photographing birds in their natural habitat. This is a stopover for migrating water and land fowl heading north in the spring and south in the fall, as well as a landing place for rare species occasionally blown off course. Head to the Interpretation Centre and then hike the trail along the rushing riverbank, making note of the plants and wildlife you see along the way.
Matthew's Horse Rides
Located at the Grand Bay West beach, you can ride the beach on horseback or by wagon. Please call ahead to Gordon Matthews at 709-695-3920 to make arrangements.
St. Andrews Na Creige Golf Course
Located just 20 minutes outside of Port aux Basques, St. Andrews Na Creige has some of the best golfing and scenery that Newfoundland has to offer.