Archive for August, 2011

We Now Rent Mountain Bikes!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Take full advantage of the network of trails and back roads that spread out from the chalets to locations all over Central Newfoundland. Take a quick ride up the TransCanada Trail to Badger, travel the Aspen Brook Resource Road to Aspen Pond or down to beautiful Cornfield lake, or make a day of it and bike to the summit of Hodges Hill! The options are endless!

We have maps available for all imaginable locations on the island, and would be happy to provide tips on how to make the most of your day riding.

A helmet will be supplied with all bike rentals, and it is required to be worn at all times while riding.

4-hour rental: $25                      Full day rental: $45
(prices include applicable taxes)

Come Geocaching! Over 40 Unique Caches within 20km!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Geocaching is a world-wide, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location with the help of a few basic clues. Geocaching is an excellent activity for people of all ages; everyone loves a good treasure hunt!

We have a full Geocaching Kit available to rent, which includes a GPS unit with a huge assortment of caches (treasures) pre-programmed, as well as print outs of all 41 geocaches hidden in the area and helpful maps. We’ll teach you how to use the GPS unit, and what to do when you find your first geocache. We’ll also help you set up your own free geocaching account so you can log your finds and continue the treasure hunt when you return home from your vacation. There are geocaches all over the world, and there is even one aboard the International Space Station!

The local Geocaches are organized into five areas:

Corduroy Brook Pond Nature Reserve
Corduroy Brook Pond Nature Reserve is perfect for a family getaway any time of year. This pristine reserve is located in Grand Falls-Windsor just 20km east of the chalets, and is home to 15 separate geocaches!

TransCanada Highway/Trail Caches
If you’re looking for something to do on your way to or from town, why not try the TransCanada Highway/Trail caches? There are 6 caches hidden along the highway in some very unique and beautiful locations!

Exploits River Water Caches
If you’re looking to combine a great day on the river with a fun day of treasure hunting, you should consider trying the Exploits River water caches! There are 7 caches hidden on the remote shoreline or on the ruggedly beautiful islands along our self-guided canoe/kayak tour

Badger Caches
In the little community of Badger just 10km west of us you can find 6 geocaches scattered throughout town and along the Exploits River. You could drive to Badger, take your quad/ATV, or rent one of our mountain bikes and make an adventure out of it!

Geocaching: FREE!                           Optional Kit Rental: $20
(prices include applicable taxes)

Escape the Rain/Drizzle/Fog; Come to Central!

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

This will certainly be a summer to remember for all Newfoundlanders, but there is no need to shut yourself indoors!  Although it’s still a fair bit cooler this year than it was last, the weather in Central Newfoundland has been consistently about 10 degrees warmer than on the Avalon.

For example, our friends in St. John’s today had to suffer through another 10 degree day with the R.D.F. weather everyone is so tired of, while here in Central we’re rafting on a beautiful sunny day and 18 degree weather!

Don’t get me wrong, a nice 26 degree day would be fantastic, but it’s still great rafting weather here in Central!  So common’, escape the fog and join us for a day you’ll never forget on the Exploits River!

See you soon!