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Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

#1 of 3 things to do in Raleigh Features Animals
Raleigh, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Save your car - take this tour!

We went on a tour of Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve with Ted, the knowledgeable owner of Burnt Cape... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tracey P
Burlington, Canada
Great Geological Excursion

This is a very cool place, kind of like being in the middle of nowhere. You can drive all of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“the reserve” (10 reviews)
Raleigh, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on a tour of Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve with Ted, the knowledgeable owner of Burnt Cape Cabins in Raleigh. We are very glad we booked the tour - there is no way we would have attempted the drive up the steep, gravelly cape...More

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very cool place, kind of like being in the middle of nowhere. You can drive all of the way to the end and then hike around the various spots to observe the plants and formations.

1  Thank cosmo2012015
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We parked at the edge of the reserve although a 4X4 can drive onto the reserve. A windy barren land with great views from the top. In September there were not many birds.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very doubtful you will meet anyone else up here, we didn't, in the middle of July. Most of the gravel road is single track anyway and you will need nerves of steel in a couple places but it is worth it to spy out the...More

1  Thank netmomtm
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What everyone else said. Beautiful and unique. Saw a couple of icebergs in the distance. I wanted to comment on the driving though. We had a Ford Fusion rental car. The gravel road is in very bad shape in the beginning so we turned back....More

1  Thank TxAnna
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The north shore of the Reserve is absolutely stunning, with a huge sea cave, limestone shelf, and gravelly hills covered with low northern ground cover where anything grows.

Thank Rdsasfvfr
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Surrounded on three sides by the cold waters of the Strait of Belle Isle on the extreme northwest tip of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland here is Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve, home to thirty-four of our planet’s rarest lichens and flowers. No house is in...More

Thank Journeyer
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a fun experience especially if you have a 4WD car or van. The road is gravel on rock face and in a couple of places rather deep potholes. One climbs up the rock face to the top where the view out over the...More

Thank Jmacewen
Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you're up for a bracing walk on a barren landscape quite unlike anything you've ever experienced- go for it! The wind has deformed the few trees, and the vegetation is dwarfed by the elements. This was simply a fabulous experience for us.

Thank Bella C
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were surprised by this reserve which looks somewhat grim from a distance but has lots of surprises in store for those who explore it. We were lucky enough to experience a beautiful sunlit late afternoon sitting on soft heather and watching whales.

Thank browseybrowse
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