Trinity Loop. There used to be people here. Lots of them. "Kids of all ages," as the saying goes. It was a little downhome Disneyland, filled with so much laughter and so many squeals of delight you couldn't hear yourself think. But here you didn't have to think - you just had to be, and enjoy, and for a few hours this place was the only place in t...
Caves and Tunnels
We've collected our favourite reader submitted images of caves and tunnels from across Newfoundland. Click on the image below to go on a virtual tour that will take you from the Great Northern Peninsula all the way to the Avalon Peninsula.
Downhome's Latest Geocaches
Magazine staff took advantage of their staycations this summer and hid three new Downhome geocaches in the wilderness of our beautiful province.
For those of you who don't know, a "geocache" is a container filled with small toys and other inexpensive trinkets. Seeking them is the goal of "geocaching," a high-tech treasure hunt that spans the globe. When a geocacher uncovers a cache, he or she usually takes an item and leaves an item
10 Easy Hikes
So, you want to explore the great outdoors and find secluded places that offer spectacular coastal scenery - but the truth is, your legs just aren't what they used to be. Lucky for you, there's no need to stay holed up in your house during hiking season. While you mightn't be able to conquer the famous 16-km hike that leads to and from Gros Morne Mountain, there are scores of trails and paths throughout Newfoundland
Hike and Seek for the Downhome Geocache
How do you get techie geeks interested in long walks in the open air and outdoorsy types interested in computer science?
Introduce them to geocaching.
For those of you who don't know, geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt that spans the globe. Geocachers all over the world hide simple "treasures" in the great outdoors, use a global positioning system (GPS) to mark the coordinates, then post those coordinates online so other geocachers
Back in the late 1940s and '50s in Newfoundland and Labrador, we had really hard winters of frost and snow. In the Little Bay area of Marystown, 1946 was one of those cold winters. The harbour was frozen over and my brother Pete, who was the oldest member of our group, wanted to go riding.
He got the horse slide and tied a brin bag to the front handles of the
Haven't experienced the thrill of dog sledding? Click here to check out this video and watch part of one dog sledding excursion, offered by My Newfoundland Adventures on Newfoundland's west coast. For more information about this truly Canadian adventure, check out the February 2009 issue of Downhome magazine.
Top 12 Places Downhome Has Been
A heartfelt thanks to anyone who's ever taken Downhome on their travels - both near and far. Whether or not your photo appeared in this year's "Top 12 Places Downhome Has Been" list, we truly appreciate being taken along for the ride. And it's not over yet. Next year, we'll be displaying even more of your Downhome Around the World snapshots, in a whole new way. So stay tuned - and keep those trip photos
The Return of Canso 704
In the July issue of Downhome, Dennis Flynn profiles Captain Roger Penney, who flew the Canso 704, a water bomber, into St. Anthony Harbour for its final flight in August 2007. The airplane is now part of a memorial park in the town, dedicated to Captain Ronald Penny and pilot Yannick Dutin, who lost their lives fighting a forest fire in the Bay St. George area in a similar plane. To watch a video of the plane's final flight into St. Anthony, click here.
If you are interested in supporting the memorial project, mail a donation to the Fallen Pilot Memorial Park via The Rising Sun Developers, c/o Town of St. Anthony, P.O. Box 430, St. Anthony, NL, A0K 4S0.