Last year I discovered Quirpon has trails. Not only do they have trails, but some of the most beautiful trails on the entire Great Northern Peninsula. However, unless you really know where they are you may struggle to find them and their starting points. Also, these trails need a little work when it comes to wayfinding and also some maintenance.
Quirpon Tickle Lookout Trail is 3.7 KM and another gem offering incredible views of Quirpon, Quirpon Island and surrounding communities. The trail is in fairly good condition.
The beginning of this trail starts at the end of the paved road. At the four way stop sign turn right and drive to the end of the road and parking before the gravel road, as the end is the start of the trail that will take you to resettled Fortune. Improved signage would help people get these amazing vantage points. A trailhead sign is something that should be placed to help people find the lookout trail.
At the top you get beautiful panoramic views and from this lookout can continue further inland to another viewpoint. Along this route I saw lots of berries and several varieties of mushrooms. Also, an eagle flew overhead. It may for a very unique experience.
A cairn can be found as you want to look back toward Quirpon island. The landscape, the hillside, the coastline will provide you will awe inspiring views. Take time to explore for awhile.
When in Quirpon be sure to trek:
- L’anse aux Bauld Trail
- Quirpon Island Look-Out Trail
- Abandoned Fortune Trail
- Isle of Demons Trail (Quirpon Island)
If you would like to see more of the Great Northern Peninsula via hiking and walking trails, visit here.
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