Attractions

Hiking Trails

Bordeaux Trail

During your hike along our famous Bordeaux Trail you can catch a glimpse of the magnificent coastal scenery and historical landmarks. You may also view one of the numerous oil tankers that travel to and from the nearby transshipment terminal and oil refinery.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and follow the Main Road for 2.5 km. Turn right at Spencer’s Cove Road, left at Haystack Avenue, left at Harbour View Avenue and continue to the end of the road.

Distance: 4.5 km (12 km return including loops).

Rated: Easy to Moderate

Old Cabot Highway to Arthur’s Hill Trail

This trail provides walkers and hikers with a special blend of wilderness adventure, outstanding natural beauty, wildlife and history. The view from the top of the hill is worth the climb.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and turn left at Arnold’s Cove Inn. Cross the bridge and the trailhead is at the end of the road.

Distance: 2 km (4 km return).

Rated: Moderate

Otter Rub / War Path Trail

During the Second World War Arnold’s Cove became part of the huge defense system in Newfoundland. The American military arrived in 1941 and set up anti-aircraft units and watch towers at this point and this is where the trail got its name.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and follow the Main Road for 4km to Peach Street. Turn right and the trailhead is located at the end of Peach Street.

Distance: 1 km (2 km return).

Rated: Moderate

Look Outs

Ivy’s Look Out

Located next to the salt water in the cove, visitors can walk along the ocean’s edge and see the centre of Arnold’s Cove. A sign post shows the distances to all the resettled communities on the Placentia Bay islands and a small gazebo is located next to the water where you can take a sheltered break.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and follow the Main Road for 3 km. Turn right at Hollett’s Avenue and continue for 100 metres.

Placentia Bay Look Out

While in Arnold’s Cove be sure to visit the Placentia Bay Lookout. From this breathtaking vantage point you can view the oil industry capital of Newfoundland with a panoramic view of the North Atlantic refinery and the Newfoundland Transshipment Limited facility. A view of the islands of Placentia Bay including Woody Island, Sound Island, Bar Haven, Long Island and Merasheen Island, as well as a spectacular view of our beautiful town.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and follow the Main Road for 2 km. Turn right at Whiffen Head Road and continue 1.3 km to the turn off for the Placentia Bay Look Out.

Recreational Grounds

Ballfield

Located at 64 Spencer’s Cove Road, the enclosed field is open from spring to fall for recreation uses such as baseball, softball, soccer and recreation programs.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and follow the Main Road for 2.5 km. Turn right at Spencer’s Cove Road and right at civic address 64.

Dog Park

Located behind the playground at 50A Spencer’s Cove Road, this enclosed area is reserved for dog owners to allow their canines to run and play off-leash. The Town asks that you respect the rules of the dog park which are posted at the entrance.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and follow the Main Road for 2.5 km. Turn right at Spencer’s Cove Road and right at civic address 50.

Outdoor Rink

Located at 64 Spencer’s Cove Road, the enclosed rink is open year-round for recreation uses such as ice skating, ice hockey, ball hockey, basketball and recreation programs. In the winter, a heated warm-up hut is located next to the rink to allow users to put on their skates in a heated shelter.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and follow the Main Road for 2.5 km. Turn right at Spencer’s Cove Road and right at civic address 64.

Playground

The playground is located at 50A Spencer’s Cove Road and is open to children from the spring to the fall. There is a variety of playground equipment designed for all ages to explore and play with.

Directions: Exit to Arnold’s Cove from TCH and follow the Main Road for 2.5 km. Turn right at Spencer’s Cove Road and right at civic address 50.