Biscan Cove Path of the East Coast Trail (East Coast Trail Association map N#5) is a beautiful 7.3 km (4.5 mi) coastal path connecting the historic fishing village of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, with the one-time settlement at Cape St. Francis, the northern most point of the developed 265 km East Coast Trail. This path is known for its berry picking grounds, overview of Pouch Cove, ridges and fens, as well as cliffs and the waterfall at Freshwater River. Humpback whales have been seen cavorting in front of the nearby off shore islands. A short walk beyond the northern trailhead brings you to Cape St. Francis lighthouse site, fog horn and helicopter pad.
Trail Distance: 7.3 km (4.5 mi)
At Pouch Cove the path begins at the northern end of town. Parking is available beside the ball park, and from there walk north to the Water Witch trailhead. If starting at the northern Biscan Cove end, park on the road shoulder beyond the trailhead, near the turnoff to the community wharf, taking care not to block local traffic. Walk back along the road for 300 m (0.2 mi) to the trailhead. Note that this access point involves 4 km (2.5 mi) of rough gravel road travel that should not be attempted by low body vehicles. A detailed map of this path is available from the East Coast Trail Association (http://eastcoasttrail.ca/). The East Coast Trail Association is a registered charity, member supported and volunteer based.