Blackhead Path (East Coast Trail Association map #2) is a great trail for viewing whales, icebergs and roaring seas. The trail begins in the charming former fishing village of Blackhead, which has a delightful restored schoolhouse/chapel. From there you pass an area of stony open ground covered in heath and stunted trees, past Bottle Cove. At the Blackhead headland the trail passes a WW II dummy fort, built as a decoy anti-aircraft battery. The path then descends through patchy trees and a crowberry heath, skirting several gulches. After crossing Spear Bay brook the trail ends at Pilot Gulch, at the edge of the Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point of land in North America.
Trail Distance: 3.7 km
Enter Blackhead village and take the posted right turn to a designated parking area not far from the beach. At Cape Spear use the parking lot just inside the National Park boundary next to Pilot Gulch. 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.