From the 265-km award-winning East Coast Trail on the Avalon Peninsula to the Spurwink Trail along the cliffs near Trinity, or the Squid Jigger Trail on Change Islands, Hikes of Eastern Newfoundland is a must-have guide to the must-do walks and hikes of eastern Newfoundland. Suitable for hikers of all levels, this book offers an overview of 86 trails, including each trail’s length and difficulty rating, and tips on what to watch for along the way. Maps and GPS references will get you to the trailhead; full-colour photographs will get you excited about the path ahead.
Two features I really like in this book are the small appendices of Wildflowers of Eastern Newfoundland and a Trail Completion Checklist. Certainly, for anyone passionate about floral identification should head out to these trails with a proper book about Newfoundland wildflowers, but for the more casual hiker, the appendix gives many of the more common wildflowers. I know I will start to keep this book in by tour bag to help me identify flowers for visitors I take on tour. The Trail Completion Checklist is a great addition for the achievement hunters, like myself. I normally would not mark in a book, but in this case, I made an exception and marked the trails I have done. This is a great book for anyone interested in hiking. I know I will be looking to pick up a copy of Hikes of Western Newfoundland for my trips across the island. Lisa Daley at http://www.planecrashgirl.ca/