Codroy Valley, Newfoundland and Labrador
Visitors accessing this property using the Wetland Trail start their trek through lush wetland habitat that, as they walk, transitions into peaceful forest that provides cool shade on a sunny day. Along the way, there are several opportunities to branch off from the main trail and walk out to investigate what species may be soaring overhead, swimming in the protected estuary or looking for lunch in the shallows.
Those with extra time may choose to relax on a bench and take in the beauty and diversity surrounding them. During the spring and summer, visitors can also stop in at the Wetland Interpretation Centre before leaving to learn about the birds that they may discover on their outing.
Trail length: 2.4 kms return
Hike difficulty: Easy
Amenities on-site: Parking area at Wetland Interpretation Centre where trail starts; benches located at a few points along the trail.
Points of interest
- There are a few side trails that lead to lookout points on the estuary.
Species you can look out for
- great blue heron
- wood duck
- red-winged blackbird
- greater yellowlegs
- American bittern
- Canada goose
- From Channel-Port aux Basques: travel north on TransCanada Highway for 43 kms.
- Turn left onto Hwy 406 near Doyles.
- Continue approximately 5 kms to the Codroy Valley Wetlands Interpretive Centre, in Upper Ferry.
709-955-2115 (Wetlands Centre) or 709-753-5540 (NCC office in St John’s)
All visitors to NCC properties do so at their own risk.
When visiting the property, please:
- Respect the wildlife and other visitors.
- Travel on designated paths only.
- Ensure that all dogs are accompanied by their owner and controlled on a leash at all times.
- Refrain from lighting fires or smoking.
- Remove your own garbage, and pick up after your pets.
- Respect that the property does not permit the removal of any plants or animals.