Newfoundland’s Arches Provincial Park offers nice scenery, picnic area
On the way north from Rocky Harbor to Port au Choix, Newfoundland, we made a quick stop and a Kodak moment at Arches Provincial Park.
Looking through one of the arches to the Gulf of St., Lawrence.
We have been in Newfoundland for eight days, arriving at Port aux Basque and slowly making our way north on the island. We have camped at J. T. Cheeseman Provincial Park, Port aux Basque; Pirates Haven Friendly RV Park at Robinson; Zenville Campground, near Stephenville; and Rocky Harbor.
Rocks are plentiful here, providing lots of artwork for visitors to see and build.
A public park on the western coastline of the island just off Highway 430 or the Viking Trail, Arches consists of a unique rock formation that has been eroded over time by wave action from the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is located a short distance north of Gros Morne Provincial Park.
The park is a quick stop and very worthy of photos, however, the parking lot may be difficult for big rigs to navigate, particularly on a busy day. There were only a few cars in the lot when we arrived so parking was not an issue.
There are three arches which permit viewers to see through the big rock formation to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Camping is not permitted here, however, there are picnic tables, making Arches a nice place to stop and soak in the scenery while having lunch.