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Found in the province of Newfoundland, the Barbour's home is located just off Route 330 along the "Road to the Shore" approximately 1 hr & 20 min. from Gander and Gambo. Located at scenic Lumsden the whole family can enjoy their stay and visit the beautiful Kittiwake Coast.
Found in a park-like setting, this home offers a country style atmosphere where you can get away from it all and still be close to a convenient service center.
From here the highway continues onto Pound Cove and Newtown. In Newtown you'll discover an architectural gem, the Alphaeus Barbour Hertiage Home. It's a very short drive off the highway. This "Heritage Home" is filled with antiques, artifacts and memorabilia as well as its original furnishings. Back on route 320 again, now in Notre Dame Bay, you'll see a sign indicating that Cape Freels is at the end of this short side road. There you will experience the natural beach of white sand and the majesty of the North Atlantic rolling in on the beach.
Being part of the Kittiwake Coast, Lumsden is located on the Gambo to Gander Bay Loop(Road To The Shore). The Road to the Shore can best be reached, if you're heading West, by leaving the Trans Canada Highway at the Gambo intersection. Just a short drive after passing through Terra Nova Park.
Back on route 320 again continue on to the turn off for Valleyfield located on the north side of a long narrow inlet known as Northwest Arm. Pool's Island nearby will prove to be a photographers delight. Continuing on, the coastline loops into Badger's Quay and Brookfield. Stop for a yarn (chat) with one of the locals, they're bound to have a story to tell. Immediately next is Wesleyville, you'll really be missing out if you don't visit the museum.
Further down the main road you'll see the provincial park of Windmill Bight with it's freshwater pond and just a hundred feet away from the pond again is a white beach that seems to go on forever. Picturesque Lumsden originally known as Cat Harbour is next, the community derives its name from Reverend James Lumsden who settled the community in the mid 1800's. In the early days the French and English called the area "Wrecking Harbour", a place to avoid as many vessels were easily swept ashore upon the sandy beaches. Lumsden has an abundance of coast lines and sandy beaches where you can enjoy swimming in the Atlantic Ocean or in nearby freshwater, have a picnic or enjoy a leisure walk. It's not ununusal in early summer to see gigantic icebergs as they move south through "Iceberg Alley". You may be fortunate enough to be in the area during Lumsden Day or the Annual Blueberry Festival. This is held on the nearby beach that draws crowds and visitors by the thousands. This trip will prove to be an unforgettable experience and a photographers delight, quite the adventure! Be sure you come and visit!!
The "tourist explorer" now travelling on route 320 heading north and following along the coastline, will notice immediately clusters of rare red pine trees and beautiful scenic communities. A few miles down the highway a road to your right has a sign announcing that the town of Greenspond welcomes you. Greenspond is actually on a tiny island connected by causeway. The community museum in the old courthouse will tell you the story of the first English settlers. Puffin Island Lighthouse constructed in 1878 is also another interesting stop. This wooden construction has been a land mark and provided a route to a safe haven for seamen for almost 120 years.