Traversing Burnt Head, Cupids, NL

The community of Cupids stakes claim to being Canada’s oldest English settlement. John Guy, a British merchant from Bristol, England and thirty-nine Planters came in 1610. You can learn more about him at the Cupid’s Legacy Centre.

My mom and I decided to hike to Burnt Head. The trail begins between the Cupid’s Haven Bed and Breakfast and the Cemetery. They have good signage on the trailhead.

You get to enjoy forest views, barren berry lands and even a waterfall as a highlight. The trail continues to advise your location, making it easy for hikers. There are gentle hills of up and down along the route.

As you walk to Burnt Head you can enjoy the coastline views.

After the beaches you can explore Burnt Head.

Then next you get to experience a sea arch.

The return is mostly pasture land with the views of the community and then a forested pathway back to your vehicle. You can tell these lands were some of the earliest used for farming.

For hundreds of years this tiny community has provided for generations, since they first came from England. Put on your exploration hats and head on out to Cupids as you never know what you may find.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

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