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Gros Morne National Park is home to 7 communities roughly located in the southern, central and northern portions of the Park. Each area has its own colorful history, activities and story to tell, and all are worth taking the time to get to know.

It takes about 2 hours to drive from the South Side community of Trout River Pond, to the furthest North community of Cow Head. 


The Northern portion of the park is home to the communities of Cow Head, St. Paul’s and Sally’s Cove.
The main attractions in the area include;

  • The Western Brook Pond Fjord & Hiking Trail
  • Theatre Newfoundland in Cow Head
  • Parks Canada Shallow Bay Beah
  •  Cow Head Lighthouse Trail

The map below details all the ins and outs of the communities, from gas stations to fun trails to hike.  


Rocky Harbour, the largest town in the region, serves as the “gateway” to Gros Morne and offers a wealth of amenities and activities for visitors. Norris Point, a picturesque town nestled on the shores of Bonne Bay, boasts a host of outdoor activities on the water and in the surrounding community trails.

The Main Attractions include;

  • Anchors Aweigh at Ocean View Hotel
  • Gros Morne Mountain Hiking Trail
  • Kayaking on Bonne Bay Pond
  • Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse
  • Bonne Bay Marine Station


The south side communities of Trout River Pond, Woody Point, and Glenburine-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook can be accessed via route 431 and offer four seasons of fun, from exploring the unique “Tablelands” to enjoying the many Parks Canada hiking trails, campgrounds and interpretive sites.

The Main Attractions include;

  • The Tablelands & Parks Canada Discovery Center
  • Writers at Woody Point Festival
  • Green Gardens Hiking Trail
  • Trout River Pond