Day 67: Kona Beach Campground to Bishop’s Falls’ Fallsview Municipal Park Campground

Catamaran Park is 8 kilometres before Badger on HWY 1. It is home to a campground, laundry and indoor pool.

There are restaurants and a few small stores in Badger, population 813, which is located at the forks of Badger Brook and Exploits River.

Grand Falls-Windsor was founded in 1991, when the towns of Grand Falls and Windsor were amalgamated. Grand Falls was established in 1905, when the area was deemed suitable for a pulp and paper mill because of its access to timber, possibility of hydroelectricity generation and the existence of a deep-water port in nearby Botwood.

In 1909, only employees of the mills and workers from private business were allowed to live in Grand Falls. Anyone who came to Grand Falls looking for work settled north of the railroad tracks in what was known as Grand Falls Station. In 1938, Grand Falls Station changed its name to Windsor in honour of the British Royal Family.

Pulp and paper are still the main industry in Grand Falls-Windsor, which is known as a “Garden City” and is a notoriously pleasant place to live. Visit the Grand Falls Fishway and Salmonid Interpretation Centre, which is next to the legendary Grand Falls waterfall. Camping is available at Beothuck Park.

After Grand Falls-Windsor, cycle into Bishop’s Falls, population 3 399. The town sits on the banks of the famous salmon-filled Exploits River. Bishop’s Falls has Newfoundland’s oldest and longest railway trestle over the Exploits River.

Your destination for the evening is Fallsview Municipal Park. The lower level of the park offers visitors a spectacular view of Bishop’s Falls.

Kilometre Log
0.0Leave Kona Park Campground heading south on HWY 1.
43.6Catamaran Park Campground.
51.4Cross Badger Brook.
77.5Enter Grand Falls-Windsor on HWY 1.
94.2First access to Bishop’s Falls on Centre Access Road. Turn right.
94.7Turn left off of Centre Access Road onto Main Street / HWY 350.
97.2Turn right onto Powerhouse Road.
97.4Fallsview Campground.

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