Greenspond Walking Trail

Greenspond, NL

This trail goes around the island of Greenspond, Newfoundland & Labrador. The walk takes at least two hours and offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Greenspond is an island situated on the northwest side of Bonavista Bay. It was first settled over three centuries ago in the late 1690s, by people from the West Country of England. Greenspond is one of the oldest continuously inhabited outports in Newfoundland.

In 1698 Greenspond was inhabited by 13 men, women, and children. By 1810, the population was 600 and by 1901 the population had risen to 1,726.

Greenspond was one of the major settlements in Newfoundland. It was an important fishing, shipping, commercial, distribution and administrative centre and was called “The Capital of the North.”