Burin Penn

Discussion in 'Out & About' started by fortech, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    Has anyone ever rode the Burin Penn in a single day? It seems doable to me providing you have an early start. A quick search on Google Maps indicates just shy of 500 kms return trip to/from Goobies?
  2. gnurob

    gnurob Member

    I went as far as Marystown, and side tracked into Petit Forte and English Harbour East, return, but not the loop (on that single day). The distances would be fairly similar. Sure, go for it.

    Apparently lodgings outside of Fortune and Marystown are more affordable, as the others are made busy by St. Pierre. It's worth the overnight to explore.
  3. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Yes. St John's to St John's. Around the bottom but no sideroads.
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Camp at Frenchman's Cove and take your time. Enjoy the scenery, and take the side roads!
  5. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    It will likely be a day trip from Clarenville. I would love to pull an overnighter but don't know if its in the cards!
  6. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    From personal experience, the side trips are the best part of the Burin Peninsula.
    Adding a second day to the trip would be worth every minute, especially with the "old salt" as a tour guide. ;)
  7. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Just stayed at Frenchmans Cove two weekends ago. Nice park. Lots of grassy sites for tents. You can do the Burin from Clarenville comfortably in a day. It is about an 800km round trip from St. John's.
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I need to do the Garnish run with Geoff one of these days. I've done the run but I've also camped at Tides Cove Point twice chasing lighthouses.
  9. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Short answer is yes, if you don't do side trips. You could easily do a day trip around the BurPenn to get the lay of the land then go back for a longer visit when you have more time.
    We left Clarenville around 9:00ish Tue morning and got back here just after 7:00 pm...
    Stops included 90 min at the car museum in Swift Current, an hour for coffee in Marystown, half an hour in Grand Bank plus the odd stops for gas, pics of windmills etc.
    We filled up in Clarenville with top ups in Marystown, Fortune , St. Lawrence, and Marystown... didn't need to gas up every time, just force of habit plus nice to stretch the legs, etc.
    As noted above, the BurPenn is definitely a multi day trip if you want to do most of the side routes.
    If you haven't been up there before I'd recommend stopping at Vernon's Antique cars, especially if you pass thru there Aug 29. There will be about 100 antique cars from across Canada (which left the West coast earlier this Summer) stopping at Vernons. Anytime you visit your $10.00 admission fee will go to local charities.
    There's also the Miners Museum in St. Lawrence plus a WWII site to visit.
    Also recommend coffee/lunch at Robbins as the local riders patronize that establishment... they have little bike sized parking lots marked 'Bike' etc. and put up posters of local bike events, charity rides etc. There's a ride around The Boot this weekend if you're headed that way.
    Pic of wind turbines, movies won't upload:
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2017

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