In 2016, the Grand Concourse welcomed Manuels River Natural Heritage Society as a new member. Manuels River Trail is a scenic route along one of the oldest river systems in North America. This world-class geological treasure is a welcome addition to the Grand Concourse network.
We have been working closely with MRNHS to make improvements to the trail system and establish connections to Main Street, the CBS T’Railway, and the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. The Main Street entrance was developed in fall 2016, with a new parking area, granite steps, and lookout. Upgrades to improve the surface and accessibility of the Manuels River Trail are also underway and will continue in spring 2017.
Looking to keep active during the winter? The CBS T'Railway is groomed for winter walking and snowshoeing and the Pippy Park trails are groomed for skiing and snowshoeing.
Check our mapping for all winter trail routes.
Located off Bauline Line, Upper Three Corner Pond Park offers a number of large outdoor recreation spaces for residents of Torbay. In 2016, the Grand Concourse Authority completed a 800-metre looped trail encircling the pond and serene wetland. This project is one of several new additions in the Town of Torbay, including the off-leash dog park, Western Island Pond Trail, and Barkwood/Woodbridge Lane Park.
The War Memorial on Hardings Hill Road in Portugal Cove was refurbished over 2014-15 on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion NL Branch 10 and the Town of Portugal Cove - St. Philip's. The site was expanded for memorial services and new engraved monuments and pavers were designed and installed. Engravings acknowledge the units and ships of community members and the campaigns they took part in.
Visit www.legion.ca to find Remembrance ceremonies and campaigns.
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