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Gaskiers-Point La Haye

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Gaskiers-Point la Haye is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in St. Mary's Bay. It is located southwest of St. Mary's. It became a local government community in 1970. The town had a population of 302 in the Canada 2006 Census.

Hare Hill Trail (Point La Haye) is a well-developed trail that was originally used by wood cutters, hunters and berry pickers for centuries. The trail is a total of three kilometres long and reaches an elevation of 135 m at its highest point. Upon reaching the top, the scenery is spectacular with a view of just about every community in St. Mary's Bay.

The Basque Fishermen of Point La Haye came to this area in the early decades of the sixteenth century, one of the earliest groups of Europeans. They came to prosecute the Newfoundland fishery. Taking advantage of the many protected harbours and good beaches for drying their fish these fearless and independant people established themselves both at St. Mary's and other points along this coast. Pont La Haye is now ascenic attraction along the Irish Loop Touring route. A scenic beach and pond that makes for a spectacular place for a picnic lunch break along the way.

Mondella wrote on May 11, 2013: It is definately on the itinary to take our first time visitors to NL this summer


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Latitude: 46.934701200
Longitude: -53.555189700
Elevation: -23 FT (-7 M)
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