Trail Connections

The Trail Connections Partners

As the East Coast Trail expands (we expect a total length of more than 400 km) and the Trail Connections Hiking Program is becoming increasingly popular, we are constantly adding new partners.


Below is information on our major hosts. For more information click on the images to the right.

Points East Guesthouse, Pouch Cove


This century old, renovated, comfortable fisherman’s home with hobby farm and garden at the edge of the ocean has the feel of an earlier era. From the doorstep you enjoy a great view of the ocean and dramatic coastline. The house is filled with Newfoundland literature, music and original art. Pouch Cove, a picturesque outport that attracts many artists, is located 25 km north of St. John’s and your hiking tour normally starts here, at the northern tip of the East Coast Trail. Host Elke Dettmer is one of the founders of the East Coast Trail Association and acts as coordinator of the Trail Connections hiking program.

Bella's Blue House, Pouch Cove


Bella's Blue House is a three bedroom, two bathroom vacation rental property that is a short walk from Points East Guesthouse. The house has all the modern conveniences but keeps the feel of an old fishing residence. The house is decorated with original artwork and photographs of Newfoundland and is furnished with rustic custom made furniture made from old Newfoundland houses and barns.

Wild Roses B&B, Goulds (near Petty Harbour)


Wild Roses B&B offers traditional  Newfoundland hospitality in a genuine country setting. The house features four bright spacious bedrooms, a large family sitting room, wireless internet access, a patio deck with BBQ. You will enjoy the warm and friendly family atmosphere of this home provided by your host Mary Ridgley.

Harbour House, Petty Harbour


Harbour House is a charming century-old vacation home in the picturesque fishing village of Petty Harbour. Lovingly restored by its owners, Harbour  House is a four-star vacation home with three well-appointed self-catering units, each with a full kitchen, living room, dining area, full bathroom and private outdoor area. Your hosts are Shelley Bryant and Bernard Martin, a lawyer and a fisherman/carpenter, who also host guests in their Saltbox style home perched above the cliffs of Maddox Cove, just 1.5 km from Petty Harbour.

Saltwater Moon, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove


Saltwater Moon is a cedar shake saltbox style home perched above Motion Bay, in the picturesque fishing village of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, located just 15 minutes from St. John's. Saltwater Moon is a new home with an old feel; it features reclaimed heritage building materials from around Newfoundland. Enjoy an after-hike refreshment and dinner overlooking the ocean with your hosts, Shelley Bryant and Bernard Martin (and their friendly dog and cat).

Belle Maison, Port Kirwan


Belle Maison is a unique oceanfront accommodation in Port Kirwan, a small fishing village on the Spurwink Trail Head of the East Coast Trail. Beside the main house with three queen suites, hikers can avail of a refurbished shipping container, a permanently set up RV with private deck and a twin room suite. The large mud room features basic kitchen utilities, and the hot tub is an added bonus at the end of a hiking day. Our dining room is very popular, and we are delighted to have everyone come together each evening for our fine dining experience where we serve locally sourced food with international flair.

Hagan's Hospitality Home, Aquaforte


Come enjoy a friendly and comfortable stay surrounded by natural attractions.