Trinity Historical Walking Tour
An excellent way to begin your tour of Trinity. Time travel through five centuries of Newfoundland’s colourful history along the paths of historic Trinity. Guide, Kevin Toope, relates the story of Trinity, its peoples, and their contribution to the town’s history. Through historic photos you will see and hear both serious and humourous stories about social life, crimes, punishments, unusual deaths, shipwrecks, and disasters.
- Monday through Saturday at 1000 hours
- tour runs approximately 2.5 hours in length
- $10 per person; children are free
Trinity Historic Sites
Take a tour of Trinity’s historic sites. Start at the Visitors’ Centre to pick up your admission tickets and map, then take a walk through all of Trinity’s historic sites. Sites include: Lester-Garland House, Lester-Garland Mercantile Premises, The Cooperage, Green Family Forge, Hiscock House, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Trinity Museum, Roman Catholic Church (the oldest wooden church in Newfoundland), and the Methodist School.
THE ARTS, MUSIC AND THEATRE
Rising Tide Theatre
Rising Tide Theatre presents a full slate of original and award-winning plays between mid-June and September each year. Although it is best known for its outdoor walkabout, “New Founde Land Trinity Pageant,” it presents a diverse range of musicals, plays, and dinner theatre throughout the summer.
Trinity has a number of beautiful beaches. Whether you are looking for a quiet place to sit and rest or are feeling the urge to scavenge for beach glass or broken pipe stems washed up on shore from old shipwrecks, the beaches in Trinity are the place to go.
Enjoy this relatively short hike up Gun Hill for a beautiful 360 degree view of the town of Trinity, Trinity Harbour and the open ocean beyond. If you’re lucky you will be able to see an iceberg or two. Hike up shortly before sunset and enjoy a beautiful hour of warm, golden sunshine.
Lower Gun Hill Trail begins behind the Rising Tide Theatre and takes you around the base of the hill through the woods.
Upper Gun Hill Trail begins across the road from the Trinity Mercantile and is a slightly faster route to the top. This trail is usually covered with purple and pink lupins.
The Skerwink Trail is an award winning 5 km enhanced hiking path that circles Skerwink Head. Just a 10 minute drive from Trinity, the trail takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to hike at a gentle pace. Beautiful coastal landscapes, icebergs, puffins, terns, and whales are commonly seen off the cliffs of the trail. At sunset you may catch a stunning sunset over the lighthouse and the town of Trinity.