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- A Must-do on the Irish Loop.
The Ferryland lighthouse picnic will certainly be a highlight of our trip to St John's.Great food and beautiful views. Picked up our pre-ordered lunch that arrived exactly on time. Then drove to the meadow at the end of the road for a fairly easy hike up to the lighthouse. Lunch was great and views spectacularWritten 10 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- If you are interested in archeology and history the free guided tour of the archeological dig is very well-done.
The hike to the lighthouse has a very long uphill section, not very accessible for anyone with any mobility challenges. To get to the lighthouse you must park and walk up the long hill. The surrounding scenery is beautiful.
It is not very picnic friendly despite the option of getting food from Ferryland Picnic website as there is no shade and no place to sit. At the visitor centre it was necessary to bring some chairs outside from the museeum lecture hall to find a place in the shade to eat. Best to get sandwiches in St John's and bring them along.
Manna Bakery on the way out of town has great sandwiches and salads to go, but expect a bit of a line-up and wait for the made to order sandwiches.Written 24 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We knew little about the Colony of Avalon's significance, but a visit to the museum and site put us straight. It was the first permanent English settlement in Newfoundland, and although it had its ups and downs over the centuries, an amazing archaeological history has been left behind. Be sure to watch the video in the Visitor Centre, and poke around the exhibits before exploring the significant excavations onsite. Allow at least and hour. Combine it with Lighthouse Picnics to ensure you are well fedWritten 6 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A quaint home/museum that is very clean with lots of period artifacts. You can just imagine life at that time in a mostly unhospitable wintry climate. The student that took the entrance fee was the only staff on shift and had virtually no knowledge to impart so I whipped out my cellular phone and looked up some details - but even then is rather dismal. However, I did enjoy the visit and the fees are more than reasonable.Written 20 May 2019
- We attended the show, LAR'S LAST STAND and had a great time.
The dinner theatre is a great opportunity to experience the culture of the area; the music, the play and the entire experience feel very 'local'.
We made reservations and selected from one of two mains in advance (we both chose the poached salmon and it was really good).
They served drinks and our meals first, and the servers played music and sang songs while we enjoyed it. After coffee and desert were served, the servers got back up on stage to present a clever and well-acted 5-part play.
We thoroughly enjoyed this experience!Written 22 July 2017
- Great Food. Great Entertainment. We thoroughly enjoyed it all and will visit each year when we are in the area. Very friendly staff. Lots of fun.Written 8 September 2019
- We loved this service as it allowed us to go to the Ferryland Lighthouse. We could not have made it to the lighthouse otherwise.
You can meet Russ with his Artic Cat side by side at either the parking lot near the Avalon Colony or at the parking lot for the lighthouse. We chose the lot near Avalon and were glad we did because of the bumpy gravel road to get to the lighthouse parking lot. Then there is quite the walk through woods and uphill climb too. Russ not only drives you to the lighthouse and back but he has local history and stories that he imparts on the way. We really enjoyed our time with him.Written 1 August 2022