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Mistaken Point est un sentier allez-retour de 7.1 kilomètres très fréquenté situé près de Division No. 1, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador en Canada. Le sentier longe une cascade et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités.

Distance: 7.1 km Dénivelé: 166 m Type d'itinéraire: Aller-retour

convient aux enfants


activités en pleine nature


course à pied


chute d'eau

fleurs sauvages

site historique

chiens interdits

The main activities that occur at Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve UNESCO World Heritage Site are scientific research, interpretive tours, wild life watching, nature photography, berry-picking and (from Nov. – Feb.) sea duck hunting. Viewing of the fossils is by guided tour only. Guided tour reservations are strongly advised , as tours are often fully booked in advance. Visitors to the Reserve are to meet at 1 pm at the Edge of Avalon Interpretive Centre in Portugal Cove South. An official Parks and Natural Areas Interpretive Guide will take you on a 30 minute 3 km (one-way) walk through history to Mistaken Point. The gently rolling path winds along barrens and coastline and is rated as a moderate difficulty hiking trail. This route is a well defined track that once led to a seasonal fishing community at Watern Cove. Remnant rock-pile foundations can still be found in the area. Reserve users are cautioned that the Watern Cove River can pose an obstacle, however it is passable depending on the water levels. Beyond the river it is only a short distance to view the Watern Cove – fossil assemblage. The Fossil Protection Zone is an area of coastline within the Reserve where fossils are most vulnerable to the effects of erosion and human activities. In certain cases, such as for scientific research, entry permits can be issued for access to the Fossil Protection Zone. However, public access to the zone is generally restricted to ensure protection of these world-class fossils. Part of the coastline of Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve (from The Drook to Cape Race) lies within the official Mistaken Point Canadian Important Bird Area (IBA). This IBA is considered globally significant because of its wintering populations of purple sandpipers and common eiders. As of June 2009, a total of 180 bird species had been recorded within the Reserve and its offshore waters (up to 500 metres from the coast). The Reserve hosts a substantial breeding population of black-legged kittiwakes (over 4,100 active nests were counted on June 29, 2009, primarily at the Rookery and Freshwater Cove), together with much smaller numbers of nesting Atlantic puffins, razorbills, common murres, black guillemots, double-crested cormorants, herring and great black-backed gulls.

7 months ago

Amazing! Guided tours leave once a day at 12:00pm and are required to access the fossil site so call in advance to book your spot.