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Timeless Travels Magazine - - CANADA -

While vis­it­ing Cupids it's pos­si­ble to en­joy scenic walks with fine views of Cupids Har­bour and Con­cep­tion Bay.

Burnt Head Trail is a cir­cu­lar route run­ning for 2.7km. Spec­ta­cle Head Trail, on the north side of the har­bour, of­fers out­stand­ing views of the bay from the cairn known as the Amer­i­can Man.

The mu­seum within Cupids Legacy Cen­tre ( www.cu­pid­sle­ga­cy­cen­tre.ca) tells the story of the area's set­tle­ment and dis­plays arte­facts from ex­ca­va­tions. The rooftop Faerie Gar­den, opened in 2010, of­fers fine views over the sur­round­ing area.

The Cupids-based Per­chance The­atre ( www.per­chancethe­atre.com), which has won a rep­u­ta­tion for per­form­ing Shake­speare plays.

At Heart's Con­tent, a 55km drive north­west of Cupids, it's pos­si­ble to visit the Hearts Con­tent Ca­ble Sta­tion, where the first per­ma­nent transat­lantic tele­graph ca­ble was landed in 1866.

Bri­gus, just 3km from Cupids, was the birth­place of the Arc­tic ex­plorer, Cap­tain Bob Bartlett, who ac­com­pa­nied the Amer­i­can Robert Peary on at­tempts to reach the North Pole. Bartlett's house, Hawthorne Cot­tage, is a Na­tional His­toric Site of Canada.

New­found­land & Labrador is home to four UNESCO World Her­itage Sites: Gros Morne Na­tional Park, L'Anse aux Mead­ows Na­tional His­toric Site, Red Bay Na­tional His­toric Site and Mis­taken Point.

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