Blackhead School and Church Museum - Hiking Newfoundland


Historic Blackhead School and Church Museum in Newfoundland, Canada.



The Village of Blackhead rests at the bottom of Blackhead Bay between Sly Boots and Bottle Cove a short distance west of the Cape Spear National Historic Site on Blackhead Road.  The sign at the intersection into Blackhead via Blackhead Village Road catches our attention. 

Mel and I are eager to check out the Blackhead School and Church Museum.  The drive past the historic schoolhouse and church leads to an arts and crafts collection in a private home typical of Newfoundland's cottage industry. 

Following photos document the 1879 Blackhead School and Church Museum.


Blackhead School and Church Museum - Newfoundland, Canada Blackhead School and Church Museum - Newfoundland, Canada

Blackhead School and Church Museum, Newfoundland, Canada


From Blackhead, it is a short, quick drive back to accommodation at the Extended Stay Hotel in St. John's for a change in attire and the drive downtown for dinner. 

Driving along New Gower Street, there are huge lineups at the Mile One Centre.  Unknown to us, a John Fogerty Concert is playing at the large exhibition and conference center.  It takes ¾ of an hour to find a parking spot.

Parking in St. John's can be challenging.  The city is not equipped for volume.  Dinner is at the Keg, on Harbour Street, with a wait time of only 10 minutes for a nice dinner, well-deserved after the long, ambitious day of discovery.

Tomorrow, plans include driving north from St. John's and around Conception Bay to begin the days discoveries in Terra Nova National Park.