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
Ferryland, Renews and the Florizel Located in the heart of the Irish Loop is beautiful, historic Ferryland, where the seashore is scarred by shipwrecks and the landscape is steeped in storytelling. In this community even innocuous statues in a churchyard have a fantastic story behind them.
As the gregarious Charlie Dunne of the Restoration Foundation notes, "Holy Trinity Church, consecrated in 1865, is the oldest remaining stone Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland. There were five stone
A Townie's 70s Christmas By Blair Chaulk
Memories. What kind of memories do most people walk away from childhood with? Thinking back, most of my happy memories over the years stem from Christmases growing up in Mount Pearl. The holidays, in our house, were huge. Everyone in my family was exceptionally nice to each other at Christmas. It was the two weeks every year when all the kids got along. (Maybe it was the fear of Santa, you
Watch our Zip-cam!
In the January issue of Downhome, Lin Crosbie Marshall shares her harrowing experience watching her daughter zoom across Steady Brook gorge via Marble ZipTours zip line. Her daughter, Kami, was good enough to document her wild ride, clutching a video camera as she went.
Click the following links to watch Kami's thrilling "zips!"
Click here to watch lead guide Greg Pike's zip line ride.
What extreme adventures have you had? Click here to submit your videos to Downhome.
Summer in South Korea By Megan Blackwood
"You never know where you'll end up" is the cliché - and it applies to me. I sure never thought that one day I'd be travelling to South Korea to see the sights and experience the culture. Want to find out how I got there? First, as a gold star cadet, I completed the National Star Certification Exam (NSCE) and earned the Major General Howard award - presented annually