Take the opportunity to learn about and explore the Backland Trail. The Backland Trail was developed and started by the Argentia Management Authority Inc. in July, 1996. The land was previously under the control of the U.S. Navy and was returned to the Government of Canada when the United States closed its Naval Base at Argentia in October, 1994.
Today, the Backland Trail includes 16 kilometres (10 mi) of prepared walking trails that provide breathtaking views of Placentia Bay, the woodland, wildlife and plants, kayaking and hiking.
On your walk among the woods and marshes, watch for wildlife such as: eagles, osprey, moose, fox, ptarmigan, and grouse. In addition, you will find some excellent samples of plant life such as Bog Myrtle, Leatherleaf, Northern Rose, Northern Will Raisin, and Creeping Snowberry. (See http://www.argentia.ca/backland.html).
- Wear appropriate clothes and footwear.
- Never set out on a hike alone. On any hiking rip, travel with at least one companion and let someone know where you are going and approximately when you plan to return.
- Make sure the walk can be completed in daylight hours.
- Be prepared to turn back if the weather worsens.
For more information, please visit - http://www.argentia.ca/backland.htm
Vertical Gain or Loss: Trails are rated easy to moderate through the trail system
Trail Distance: 16 kilometres (10 mi) of prepared walking trails