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Recreation and Education

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The Plum Point Area, through Viking Trail Academy, Mount St. Margaret Ski Club and other local organizations has a number of different recreational activities throughout the year. The nearby Straits Arena is the hub recreational complex for hockey, broomball and figure skating. There are softball fields in many communities that local residents and school teams use to play softball, baseball and sometimes soccer and volleyball. The local campground at Three Mile Lake has a sandy beach for summer swimming and fishing enthusiasts. Sport is alive and well in the area through school curriculum, ski clubs and other local leagues throughout the region.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

WINTER ACTIVITIES

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES - ALL YEAR

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

Government and Public Services

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Plum Point and area is a regional location made up of many smaller rural communities together. Together, they offer many services which are available to the entire region and visitors to the area.

Accomodations and Dining

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The Plum Point and Area region has two motels and three areas with cabins/cottages. There are also some bed & breakfast homes nearby. Visitors may choose from either option and also be able to taste a sample of local cuisine at these accommodations or restaurants nearby. The list of accommodations and dining are as follows:

PLUM POINT MOTEL & CABINS

Plum Point (3 Star Facility) - 40 Rooms, 18 Cabins & Restaurant.
(Lounge/Bar/Pub and Greco Pizza Express on site)
Phone (709) 247-2533

DOCKSIDE MOTEL

St. Barbe (On site Labrador Ferry Terminal) Rooms, Cabins & Restaurant
Phone (709) 877-2444

TUCKERS COTTAGES

Reefs Harbour Junction
Phone (709) 847-5381

FRENCH ISLAND BED & BREAKFAST

Flowers Cove
Phone (709) 456-2712

THREE MILE LAKE CAMPGROUND

10 minutes south of Plum Point

ST. BARBE RV CENTRE

St. Barbe (Next to Labrador Ferry)
Phone (709) 877-2515

L & E RESTAURANT

Flowers Cove
Phone (709) 456-2878

VIKING 430 RESTAURANT

Reef’s Harbour Junction
Phone (709) 847-2151

*Other Restaurants such as Subway, Mary Brown’s, Tim Horton’s, Pizza Delight, Local Diners, and Chinese Cuisine just a 100km or more north and south of the Plum Point and Area region.

Tourism

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The Plum Point Area has been a major stopover site for tourists staying at the Plum Point Motel. It is the largest accommodations centre in the area and just 10 minutes from the Labrador ferry at St. Barbe. There are ski and nature trails, snowmobile trails, historic and pre-historic attractions, icebergs, guided tours and other local attractions that residents thrive on and visitors are in awe over.

SPRING / SUMMER / FALL

WINTER

Active Living

Hitting the trails at Mount St. Margaret Ski & Nature Park means living actively and embracing a healthy lifestyle. Activities such as jogging, biking, hiking and skiing ensure that you have every opportunity to seize the day. The great facilities and the great outdoors make the ski and nature park one of the best kept secrets of the Great Northern Peninsula.

Our winter activities have become well known provincially and nationally. Skiers raised on the trails, with the help of the Mount St. Margaret Ski Club, have become national winners. The high calibre of skiers is a testament to the quality of the groomed trails. There are plenty of groomed trails to try, whether it be for the professional skier or someone looking to have fun in the snow. If your not a skier, experience traditional snowshoeing in the wilderness of our trails.

The trails turn into beautiful walking, hiking, jogging and biking trails in the summer and fall months. They allow the summer enthusiast to enjoy the great outdoors during their stay at the Plum Point Motel, located just across the highway, or dropping in on their way to other world class attractions on the Great Northern Peninsula.

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Tourists Paradise

Mount St. Margaret Ski & Nature Park is one of many nature related attractions on the Great Northern Peninsula. The beautiful nature trails all throughout the peninsula will be sure to bring a different view of our wilderness life.

Just 1km away, there is a boardwalk trail along the shoreline that showcases the former Basque fishing station in the 1600’s and gives a brief history of the Old Ferrolle (now Plum Point) area. The wonderful staff at the Plum Point Motel will be ready to guide you on this short excursion.

Only 5kms west of Plum Point, you will find many kilometres of nature trails that encompass what is known as an archaeological and botanist goldmine in the Town of Bird Cove and the nearby Dog Peninsula. These trails are similar to Mount St. Margaret trails because they also host many types of rare plant species only found in the area. The Bird Cove- Pond Cove Archeological Project conducts a dig every year to further its research into the 5,000 year old artifacts found in the area. These artifacts as well as guided archeological and nature walks can be found at the local Bird Cove Interpretation Centre, operated by the Big Droke Pre-Historic Cultures Foundation.

Just a few kilometres north you will find an abundance of other nature walks to include in your nature related vacation. The Deep Cove Winter Housing Site, just 1km south of the Town of Anchor Point, has a beautiful walking trail that showcases an old traditional lifestyle that was once prominent in Newfoundland and Labrador. A little further north, near the World Heritage Site of L’anse aux Meadows, you will find the Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve next to Town of Raleigh. The Cape is part of the Limestone Barrens and guided tours will bring you to the host site of many rare floral species, some of which are only found at Burnt Cape. The Town of St. Anthony also boasts a walking trail at Fishing Point, where whale watchers and nature enthusiasts will once again experience something different. The town is also home to Grenfell Historic Properties, which also has a walking trail to view the nature of the area.

A few kilometres south of Plum Point, next to the intersection of Reef’s Harbour, you will find the St. Margaret’s Bay Heritage Walking Trails. This is also home to unique plant species, particularly the Provincial Picture Plant. It will give you a beautiful wilderness walk to the bay where the ocean gives you a fresh breeze on your face. Near the National Historic Site of Port au Choix, you will also find the very popular Limestone Barrens guided nature walk. This site hosts archeological artifacts and a botanists’ paradise right next door to one another. If you continue to drive south, you will continue on your way to a nature lovers paradise. Gros Morne National Park hosts a number of trails for nature walkers. They give another different view of nature and wilderness at the base of the Great Northern Peninsula.

The Great Northern Peninsula is a beehive of activity for nature lovers and people looking for relaxing vacation away from the busy city life. Make the entire peninsula your playground and enjoy the many wonders that places like the Mount St. Margaret Ski & Nature Park have to offer.

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Getting Here

Located in Plum Point, the Mount St. Margaret Ski & Nature Park is ideally situated on your path to all the great attractions on the Great Northern Peninsula and Southern Labrador. We are easily accessible by air, road and sea and we continue to upgrade our information technology services to make sure you have full access to us in everyway possible.

The closest airport, which is just a short 50 minute drive north, is the St. Anthony Airport. They have iinterconnecting flights by Provincial Airlines with Air Canada and other airlines located in the Capital City of St. John’s, which is just a short one hour flight away. St. Anthony Airport has direct or connecting flights to St. John’s, Blanc Sablon, Goose Bay, Labrador City and Halifax, NS. A 300 km paved highway links Plum Point to Deer Lake where connections can be made worldwide.

The Channel Port aux Basques ferry is also accessible to connect you by automobile to the rest of mainland Canada and North America. A ferry situated just 10 minutes from Plum Point and the ski and nature park links you to Southern Labrador and its coastal communities.

Access to all kinds of services on the Great Northern Peninsula is abundant and visitors will surely enjoy their stay. Whether they like to experience relaxation or enjoy fun activities in the great outdoors, this is the place for them.

 

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The Ski Trail & Nature Park
Past, Present and Future

The Mount St. Margaret Ski Club and its expanding facilities has a rich and vibrant history. It started out small, as an extension of school activities, to now being known provincially and nationally for its skiers and cross country skiing facilities. As it moves into the future, the use of its facilities has become available year round. The ski trail and beautiful nature park is one of the best places you can go to enjoy the great outdoors.

In 1989, construction began on the first two kilometres of trails to accommodate the physical education needs of the local high school. However, the uses soon expanded to include the general public and children in the Jackrabbit ski training program. The potential for expansion was huge and needed to accommodate the increasing interest in skiing in the area.

Local volunteers, some who have been involved from the start, started raising funds for a lodge facility and to create more trails. The hard working volunteers pulled through and they started creating the high calibre trails that we have today and a beautiful lodge for people to relax in. The relaxing comfort of sitting by the warm fireplace during the winter is always a nice way to end your day on the trails

Today, the Mount St. Margaret Ski & Nature Park has plenty of things to do in all four seasons. In the winter, there is skiing and snowshoeing, in the spring, summer and fall the trails turn into beautiful walking and hiking trails. The abundance of rare plant species and local wildlife will make any day on the trails a memorable one.

The facility and its trails are close to many services in the local area, including a three star motel, restaurants, retail and grocery stores, stadium, banking and other local attractions to keep visitors well entertained. The luxury of modern technologies such as wireless internet, cable television and cellular service is also well established in the area. Enjoy all the wonders of the local wilderness and the comfort of modern day conveniences all at the same time. There are two airports to connect you to this wonderful excursion, which are located in St. Anthony and Deer Lake. It is located just 10 minutes from the Labrador ferry, if you’re looking for something to do during your wait to board. Bring your family and friends and enjoy what the residents of this great area have enjoyed all their life. Experience a whole new atmosphere of tranquillity and relaxation and/or experience the rush of outdoor activity.

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Mount St. Margaret
Ski & Nature Park

For more information please contact:

Mount St. Margaret Ski Club
Plum Point, NL A0K 4A0
Telphone: (709) 877-2411
or (709) 247-2431
Email: ttoope@nf.symatico.ca

OR

St. Barbe Development Association
P.O. Box 120, Plum Point, NL A0K 4A0
Telphone: (709) 247-2371
Fax: (709) 247-2372
E-mail: sbda@nf.aibn.com

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Accomodations and Dining

The Plum Point and Area region has two motels and three areas with cabins/cottages. There are also some bed & breakfast homes nearby. Visitors may choose from either option and also be able to taste a sample of local cuisine at these accommodations or restaurants nearby.

Recreation and Education

The Plum Point Area, through Viking Trail Academy, Mount St. Margaret Ski Club and other local organizations has a number of different recreational activities throughout the year. The nearby Straits Arena is the hub recreational complex for hockey, broomball and figure skating. There are softball fields in many communities that local residents and school teams use to play softball, baseball and sometimes soccer and volleyball. The local campground at Three Mile Lake has a sandy beach for summer swimming and fishing enthusiasts. Sport is alive and well in the area through school curriculum, ski clubs and other local leagues throughout the region.

Tourism

The Plum Point Area has been a major stopover site for tourists staying at the Plum Point Motel. It is the largest accommodations centre in the area and just 10 minutes from the Labrador ferry at St. Barbe. There are ski and nature trails, snowmobile trails, historic and pre-historic attractions, icebergs, guided tours and other local attractions that residents thrive on and visitors are in awe over.

Government and Public Services

Plum Point and area is a regional location made up of many smaller rural communities together. Together, they offer many services which are available to the entire region and visitors to the area.

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