To Grates Cove from Gander and other Points West
Baccalieu Trail Map

Take the Trans Canada Hwy 1 East to Hwy 80, the exit for Blaketown and Dildo (Exit 28). (If you miss this turnoff, you can also take the exit at Hwy 75, and follow the directions to Carbonear. See "Directions from St. John's" link for the alternative route).

Continue on Hwy 80 to New Harbour. You may choose to stay on 80, or take Hwy 73 across to Hwy 75, to travel on the Conception Bay shore trail (Hwy 75 then 70).

If you choose Hwy 80 , you will come to Heart's Content. Continue on Hwy 80 North.

Both 80 and 70 will lead to Old Perlican. There is an Irving Gas station at the intersection. Take Hwy 70 to Bay de Verde (go straight if you came on Hwy 80, turn right if you came on Hwy 70).

In a few minutes you will come to the turn off to Grates Cove. Turn left. (If you continue straight you will end up in Bay de Verde). It is 7 km to Grates Cove. Currently the road is quite bumpy in places, but is scheduled to be resurfaced in 2007. Watch out for Moose along the Grates Cove road, especially if it is foggy! As you get closer, you will see views of Baccalieu Island on your right. As you come into "the Grates", you will see our picturesque cove below you. Turn left, down the hill. Beyond Baccalieu is the red building in the centre of town. We look forward to seeing you!

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