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Welcome to Your Backyard

Family Fun. Festivals. Hidden Treasures. This is Eastern Newfoundland

Which way will it be Today?

During your stay in the heart of Trinity Bay, there's no limit to your exploration while home at the Clarenville Inn.

Anxiously awaiting your next all-inclusive vacation? 

Stop the waiting, and check out our NEW All-Inclusive Packages at the Inn!

The perfect balance of relaxation and adventure, for a stress-free staycation experience.


Whether you’re looking for some family fun or just out exploring on your own, eastern Newfoundland has hidden treasures tucked everywhere. Explore the destinations mentioned on this page, and check with the front desk while you’re here for more information. We’ll do all we can to make your stay with us a stay you’ll always remember!

Interest in learning more about our all-inclusive staycation packages?

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Golfing

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The View Golf Resort Golf Course has frequently been called the most scenic and challenging golf course in Newfoundland. The course is a 9-hole, par-34 executive-style course with a playing time of approximately 2.5 hours. It measures 2,250 yards from the blue tees and 1,920 yards from the red tees.

 

Although it might seem short at first, the course design and strategically placed hazards make The View a challenging course for experienced golfers, but not too intimidating for novice players. Because tee times are booked further apart, golfers find their rounds to be relaxed.

 

Travel time from the Inn: 44 minutes

On the Beach

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Eastport Beaches

Eastport is a popular Newfoundland destination 10 miles from Clarenville. It is famed for its sandy beaches, beautiful scenery and traditional Newfoundland outport heritage. The area features three beautiful, white sandy beaches, connected by boardwalks and natural trail. Facilities including restaurants, gazebo on two beaches, change rooms, toilets, picnic tables, park benches, BBQ, and beach volleyball.  During the last weekend of July or first weekend of August, the annual SeaFest is held on the beach.

 

Travel time from the Inn: 70 minutes

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Skerwink Trail

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Quite possibly one of the most beautiful hikes in the world, in 2003 the Skerwink was ranked by Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of the top trails in North America and Europe.

 

The trail is a moderate to difficult 5.3-km loop coastal trail featuring spectacular views of sea stacks, whales, icebergs, and eagles, as well as the communities of Port Rexton and Trinity.  Don’t expect to hike quickly once you reach the coast.

 

At every step, there’s a sea stack, a beach or a rugged cliff face to wow your senses. You could easily spend the day here photographing the beauty of Mother Nature at its best.


Travel time from the Inn: 53 minutes

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Hiking

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Book a picnic with us, and hike some of the nearby trails for breathtaking views of Clarenville!

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Movies & Gaming

At the Inn, we understand the value of family time. That’s why our new Movie & Game Room also comes fully equipped with traditional board games for the whole family, too!
 

* 85” TV
* XBOX gaming system
* Theatre-style seating
* Traditional board games
* Food & beverage service

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PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES TO BRING LOCAL EXPERIENCES

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Brewery

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Port Rexton Brewery is a microbrewery serving and crafting exciting seasonal and experimental local beer during the summer and fall season. 

 

Located in the Town of Port Rexton on the East Coast of Newfoundland, situated along Route 230 between Clarenville and Bonavista and approximately a 3-hour drive from St. John’s. 

 

The town has approximately 350 year-round residents and boasts some of the best coastal views and rugged landscapes, hikes, and whale watching opportunities in rural Newfoundland. 

 

You'll be quenching your thirst and exploring this vibrant town in just 57 minutes from the Clarenville Inn.

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Farm & Market

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The Farm and Market is a seasonal Market, consisting of 35 booths offering fresh, local produce, flowers, prepared foods, and handcrafted items. The Market hosts a wide range of family and nutritional programs, live entertainment, community service and Non-Profit booths, master gardener consultations, youth activities, and food demos.

 

The Farm and Market Includes:

  • Six raised growing beds, growing specialty crops. Each bed measures 80 feet long.

  • An educational greenhouse for starter plants and seasonal crops

  • An operating Elliston Style root cellar

  • An outdoor performance stage with live music & prepared foods

  • A children’s play area

  • Special events such as International Food Festival, and Classic Car Day

The Market is open every Saturday starting June 23rd until December 22nd, from 10am – 3pm.

 

Located right next door!

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Historic Bonavista

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Bonavista is one of the most photographed areas in the province. The Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto (or John Cabot as he is locally known) discovered North America in 1497. His first words are said to have been “O buono vista!” or ” Oh beautiful view!” if your Italian is a bit rusty.

 

Rocky shores, pebbled beaches and picturesque fishing boats line small formations of houses, new and old. At the Ryan Premises National Historic Site and the Bonavista Museum you will learn the history of the salt fish trade – the cornerstone of Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy for centuries.

 

Travel time from the Clarenville Inn is 90 minutes, but you may want to allow quite a bit more time to explore the many sights along the way.

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Historic Trinity

Trinity is one of the most authentic outport gems found in Newfoundland and Labrador. The authenticity is woven into every aspect of the Trinity area, from the beautifully restored fishing rooms and saltbox houses to the lovely people greeting you in the lanes and welcoming you into their homes.

 

Houses, museums, art galleries, and other historic buildings are perfectly preserved from the 18th century. Hiking trails like the nearby Skerwink Trail bring you to rolling granite slopes and spectacular beaches. You can also take boat tours to experience the beautiful landscape, as well as spot birds, whales, and icebergs.

 

Travel time from the Clarenville Inn to the Town of Trinity is just 58 minutes, with lots of stunning stops along the way.

Nearby Hiking Trails

if you've already hiked the Skerwink and are looking for a kids adventure, or just want to find a trail less traveled, we have 9 other magnificent hikes in our area listed below with some trail details to help you decide. Click the clock next to the trail for more trail information.

Arnolds Cove Bordeaux
Walking Trail

Length: 8km (Loop)
Location: Town of Arnolds Cove about 35 minutes from the Inn.
Rating: Moderate

Burgoynes Cove USAF Plane Crash Site Hiking Trail

Length: 2.3km (Out & Back)
Location: Near Burgoynes Cove about 40 minutes from the Inn.
Rating: Moderate

Port Rexton Fox Island
Hiking Trail 

Length: 6.4km (Loop)
Location: Town of Port Rexton about 1-hour from the Inn.
Rating: Easy

Sunnyside Centre Hill
Wilderness Trail

Length: 10.1km (Out & Back)
Location: Town of Sunnyside about 30 minutes from the Inn.
Rating: Hard

Terra Nova Park Coastal
Hiking Trail

Length: 4.5km (Point-to-Point)
Location: Terra Nova National Park about 50 minutes from the Inn.
Rating: Easy

Clarenville Bare Mountain
Hiking Trail

Length: 2.7km (Loop)
Location: Town of Clarenville just minutes from the Inn.
Rating: Easy

Clarenville Rotary
Walking Trail

Length: 5km (Loop)
Location: Town of Clarenville on Memorial Drive, less than 5 minutes from the Inn.
Rating: Easy

Clarenville Wellness
Walking Trail

Length: 3km (Loop)
Location: Town of Clarenville just minutes from the Inn.
Rating: Moderate

Clarenville-Shoal Harbour Walking Trail 

Length: 2.5km (Loop)
Location: Town of Clarenville just minutes from the Inn.
Rating: Easy