We went in search of Lomond Campground because we had camped there many years ago when our girls were younger. We were mistakenly directed to Lomond River Lodge and, while I am sure this is a nice camping spot, I knew this wasn’t what I was looking for.
We decided to take Route 431 from Wiltondale and head down towards Woody Point. About 18 km down we saw the sign Lomond Campground and the next two days were idyllic. Lomond Campground 1 877 737 3783.
This campground has 29 unserviced sites, but there is water, showers, washrooms and kitchens that are all lovely. It is suitable for smaller campers, Camper Vans, tents, truck campers but not the larger monster (sorry, didn’t mean to write monster:) ) rigs that I see people driving/towing.
We met many people from outside of Newfoundland who were staying here in tents, or in CVs similar to ours.
One family was here from Quebec with four little boys, ‘like steps of the stairs’ and were staying in two tents. The father said, “we try for girl” “now no more, we have enough!” :):)
Golden hours of vision come to us in this present life when we are at our best. Dole
Lomond was actually a community back in the mid 1900s, and today, not only do we see glorious wildflowers, but many of the cultivated flowers from the old gardens…….a feast of colour.
All of this and a fellow camper playing his harmonica! Heaven was definitely brought down to earth here in Lomond.
We usually eat inside our CV, but on such a gorgeous evening that was unthinkable.
Bog Candle/Scent Bottle Orchid
Up from the beach, and just behind the change station area, you will find a trail that leads to Paynes Cove and the abandoned settlement of Stanleyville.
……………….off we went.
This is an easy trail, although there are some steps, and is only 4 km return.
Self Heal Plant
Along the trail we saw many interesting plants, ferns and birds. The Wildflower Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is a great resource for me and the members are so willing to help.
Stanleyville Trail, Gros Morne
Smurf houses and ferns
From gardens of long ago…Stanleyville was once a logging community.
After taking a very slow pace to absorb and see, we arrive in Stanleyville…….people must have found it very difficult to leave this lovely place.
A rock outcrop, a hedge, a fallen tree, anything that turns us out of our way, is an excellent thing on a walk. Thomas A. Clark
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-three today and we don’t know where the hell she is. Ellen DeGeneres
Photos by L & C Fudge