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Old 01-30-2023, 06:08 PM   #1
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Should I go far North into Newfoundland or Northern Quebec?

I have a 30'TT and am used to boondocking. Spent last summer in Alaska. My trip this late summer has me going from Florida to Maine, PEI, NS, NB and as far North to the Gaspe Peninsula and looping back to Quebec City. Then down into Vermont and over to Niagara Falls. We will be chasing the fall colors in Vermont so we plan on being there first week of Oct.
Anyway...I was wondering if going further into Newfoundland is possible and if it is...is it worth the drive? How far do campers usually venture? I would have to leave a few weeks early on the trip and hit the other stops on the way back. This would require quite a bit of back and forth due to my route but I can change it.
Given of my planned areas to camp...is the scenery worth the extra 1500 miles or more to go much further North? I know...I know...it's very subjective and some may say yes and some may say no. Just trying to get a consensus.
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Newfoundland is our favorite Province. Don’t miss an opportunity to meet some of the nicest people on the planet!
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Newfoundland is our favorite Province. Donít miss an opportunity to meet some of the nicest people on the planet!
How much of the area is accessible to RV's from the US? I ask because it seems most places I simply look at on Goggle maps tell me there are no driving directions?
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In 2003 I was only going to go as far as NB when I met someone a few months earlier who convinced me to go to Newfoundland. It was the best part of our trip. Spent 4 weeks traveling across the entire 400 miles of the ď rock ďand up and down every Peninsula . Took the long overnight ferry to St. Johnís and the shorter ferry back from Port Aux Basques. Met the nicest people some of which were still in touch with and have had a few visit us in the US since
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How much of the area is accessible to RV's from the US? I ask because it seems most places I simply look at on Goggle maps tell me there are no driving directions?
Newfoundland is completely accessible with some really nice RV Parks. Labrador is probably better seen by tow vehicle for the day. We took the ferry across in our truck and drove all the way to Red Bay, had lunch and visited the museum and returned via ferry to Newfoundland.

There is a lot to see and do on Newfoundland. You can ferry over and back on the short route (about 7 hours) or the long route (about 18 hours over night). We did both.
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In 2003 I was only going to go as far as NB when I met someone a few months earlier who convinced me to go to Newfoundland. It was the best part of our trip. Spent 4 weeks traveling across the entire 400 miles of the ď rock ďand up and down every Peninsula . Took the long overnight ferry to St. Johnís and the shorter ferry back from Port Aux Basques. Met the nicest people some of which were still in touch with and have had a few visit us in the US since
You are talking about the Island...right?
I am interested about the mainland also. Anyone?
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You are talking about the Island...right?
I am interested about the mainland also. Anyone?
For Labrador, you might watch these videos by Youtuber Slim Potato Head, who, I believe now resides in New Brunswick.

https://www.youtube.com/@SlimPotatohead/videos

Canada's Far East Road Trip: Slim's Atlantic Travels Part 1

A Newfoundland Secret Spot and a Lil Snoozy Too! Slim's Atlantic Travels Part 2

On Top of the Rock! Newfoundland's Northern Shores: Slim's Atlantic Travels Part 3

Canada's Eastern Frontier: Labrador. Slim's Atlantic Travels Pt 4

Coastal Labrador for Tea or Tranquility: Slim's Atlantic Travels Pt 5

Gros Morne National Park - In a Hurry! Slim's Atlantic Travels Part 6
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Thanks Charles.
Let me ask...If I decide to go to Newfoundland, I may have to do away with the Gaspe Peninsula and Quebec City part of my trip. What do you guys think given I will already do PEI, Maine and NS?
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We did the entire Gaspe Peninsula including Quebec City. I would skip that and spend my time in Newfoundland.

If we returned, we would make a bee line to the ferry and spend our entire summer on the rock.

I’d go to Rocky Harbor and see Anchors Aweigh at the Oceans Hotel. One of the best shows we have ever seen. We still talk aniut niw much we enjoyed their shiw.
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Newfoundland may be an island but it is one big island. Done it twice.

Last year we spent more than 5 weeks on The Rock. So much to see & you never know what it is going to be till you get there. The people are fantastic. They are just hard to understand. Sort of like people from deep in the mountains of NC. Nod your head & agree with whatever they are saying. You will be fine.
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