Visitors to the Great Northern Peninsula can live and work like the traditional ways of a fishing family at Raleigh Historical Village in Raleigh, off Route 436.
For a modest fee you can overnight in the red fishing rooms, that have bunk beds with handmade quilts for your comfort. There is a shared kitchen to have a mug up and of course, there are outhouses. The main building does offer shower facilities. For larger groups prepared meals can be arranged. Classes can also be booked to learn the art of rug hooking and other traditional craft production. Boat tours and walks on the historic wharf and fishing rooms are available. Options of learning about splitting fish, mending nets and making oars are also some of the many things you can do.
This social enterprise is another key tourism asset we have on the Great Northern Peninsula and provides the adventure and cultural tourism that people want. One can learn at this site and just a short distance away is the Norstead Viking Village & Port of Trade, where you can live like a viking and have unique cultural tourism experiences as well. This site is an anchor attraction that is approaching 10,000 annual visitors and is just a stones throw away from L’Anse Aux Meadows World UNESCO Site (only authenticated Norse site in North America – 1,000+ years old). A great means to package, partner and promote our unique tourism offerings. A week will not be long enough to see all we have to offer!
Raleigh has historic fishing rooms, lots of wharves, boats, gardens and viewing areas. If you are unable to make it this season, I highly recommend you begin planning and pre-book for next year. Your family adventure awaits at http://www.raleighhistoricvillage.com/
Live Rural NL –Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA The Straits-white Bay North @MitchelmoreMHA