Monday, November 28, 2016

A Visitors Guide to Deer Lake, Canada

A Visitors Guide to Deer Lake, Canada

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Deer Lake is a small town located on the island of Newfoundland off the coast of Canada. Due to its isolated location and natural beauty, it is a popular tourist destination for those looking to experience the wilder side of Canada.

Getting To Deer Lake
As Deer Lake is located on the island of Newfoundland; there are only two ways to reach the island, by sea or by air. The area is served by Deer Lake Regional Airport which is catered for by Air Canada with regular flights leaving the UK from London, Newcastle and Aberdeen. Visit the Cheapflights site to find savings on flights to Deer lake. Deer Lake can also be reached by ferry and then by car using State Highway 1 which runs through Newfoundland.

Top Attractions inDeer Lake
The Town of Deer Lake is located on the shores of Deer Lake itself which offers tourists a range of activities. Around the north shore of the lake is a 1.9km walking trail which offers stunning lake vistas whilst there is also a sandy shoreline to explore and enjoy. The lake is well suited to a variety of water sports including canoeing, kayaking and sailing whilst swimming is a common local pastime too. The lake can also be used for Salmon fishing.

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The beach at Deer Lake

For golfing enthusiasts, there is the nine-hole Humber River Golf Course which includes a driving range and club house. During the winter months Deer Lake is a hotspot for those with snowmobiles with several trails available whilst ice-skating on the lake is popular too.

Near to Deer Lake is the town of Reidville which is home to an Insectarium, boasting a world-class collection of insects and arthropods along with a butterfly house. Other local attractions include the picturesque Humber Valley, White Bay and the infamous Humber Lake Strawberry Festival which takes place annually in July.

 

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One of the inhabitants of the Insectarium

Accommodation inDeer Lake
Deer Lake offers a range of accommodation options. During the summer months, campingis very popular. For those not wishing to ‘rough it’, affordable family-friendly accommodation can be found at the Holiday Inn or the Deer Lake Motel. Cabins are a great comprise between the great outdoors and convenience whilst other accommodation options include bed and breakfast establishments.

Eating inDeer Lake
For a town the size of Deer Lake, there are surprisingly a wide range of places to eat out. As well as family favourite chains such as KFC and Subway, there are also more local delights such as the Driftwood Inn which offers a great grill and the Downhome Kitchen offering all-American cuisine. International cuisine can be found at the Canton Restaurant, Bisnora’s Pizza and the Tai Lee Restaurant, catering for all tastes.

Shopping inDeer Lake
Shopping is not one of the most common pastimes in Deer Lake and as such there are only a limited selection of shops. Valley Crafts offers a range of handmade and locally produced items including pottery and quilts but is only open part of the year, from June to December. Harbin’s Antiques offers a range of treasures including glassware and furniture whilst basic groceries can be bought from aptly named Deer Lake Foods.

With a range of year-round attractions and plenty of things to see and do, Deer Lake is ideal for a long weekend or your annual holiday.

Image credits: manumilou and  Gandalf_Grey

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