Piper's Hole, just outside Swift Current at the top of the Burin Peninsula, is a beautiful piece of ground, a huge flat basin of estuary underneath big grey stone bluffs.
Piper's Hole was a provincial campground until 1995, when it was closed by the provincial government and privatized.
There's a concrete bridge over Piper's Hole River that was put up in 1939, and you can still walk across that span and look down into the peaty waters beneath - in many ways, the long-abandoned bridge is in better shape than the more-recently abandoned campsites.
Piper's Hole River is still a perennial favorite for anglers and vacationers. You can climb Bear's Folly or hike the old railway line. And if the breeze is right, you might hear the sound of the French Army Piper's ghost, his spirit playing to the wind.
Legend has it that this Newfoundland salmon river, Piper's Hole River, is named after the French Army ghost who was killed in a skirmish with an English and whose spirit remains there today, continuing to play his pipe around the hole. Fishermen and campers claim that the piping is clear and distinct.