Recreation Complex
Willoughby Playground
Claude Garland Memorial Playground and Dog Park (O’Driscoll’s Lane)
Crocker’s Cove Playground (Water Street, East End)
Soper Avenue Playground
Quinn’s Place (Remembrance Loop)

Walking Trails:

George W. Earle Promenade

A beautiful promenade set in the center of the Town of Carbonear and surrounding two ponds.

Access: : Access this trail from the parking lot of the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre
Length: 974 metre

Nell’s Walking Trail

Nell’s Walking Trail starts from Pondside Road and runs currently to Columbus Drive. The route is 2.1 KM and runs alongside Rossiter’s Pond.

Access: : Access this trail from the Boardwalk
Length: 2.1 km walk

Nell’s Walking Trail Map PDF:  Nell Finn`s Trail Map

Southside Rail Bed Trail

This trail, consists of part of a trail that was once used as a railway.  The trail can start at the Railway Station Museum and pass on a boardwalk past Carbonear Pond.  Crossing to Southside, the trail follows the railway to Bristol’s Hope.

Part of this trail is mixed use. On your travels, you may encounter cyclists or  motorized vehicles.  We ask users to follow the yield rules for trails.

Access: : Access this trail from the Boardwalk to Southside and follow the railway trail.
Length: Approximately 5 km walk

South Side Rail Bed Trail Map

Dr. Davis Earle Walking Trail

Dr. Davis Earle is a former Rhodes Scholar who is known for his participation with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. The Town of Carbonear has decided to name this trail after the extraordinary scientist in Fall of 2019.

The trail brings you to Knox’s Hole, which is a beautiful area to look over the falls and take a dip.  Look for the fairy houses along the trail!

This walking trail is a natural walking trail and users should wear water resistant shoes/hiking boots.

Access: Access this trail from the end of Nell’s Walking Trail where a culvert can be found and leads to Dr. Davis Earle Walking Trail.  Signage is in place.
Length: 3 km return
Difficulty: Moderate

Dr Davis Earle Walking Trail

ATV Trails:

The Town of Carbonear adopted the Town of Carbonear Recreational Vehicles Regulations on July 26, 2021.

The bylaw allows operation of an all-terrain vehicle along the approved route (see below) from May 15th to November 15th.

Operation of all-terrain vehicles within the Town along the approved ATV Initiative Route is allowed no earlier than 7 a.m. or later than one-half hour before sunset on any day.

Regulations can be found here: Town of Carbonear Recreational Vehicle Regulations

Permitted All-Terrain Vehicle Routes

All Terrain Vehicles are permitted to travel on or along the following roadways:

Pondside Road ( from Valleyview Heights to intersection of Cross Roads)
Cross Roads
Pike’s Lane (Cross Roads to boardwalk parking area entrance next to Municipal Depot)
Fox Farm Road
Earle’s Lane (Civic Number 45 Earle’s Lane to intersection of Janes Avenue
Janes Avenue (from intersection of Earle’s Lane to the intersection of High Road South)
High Road South (from intersection of Jane’s Avenue to the intersection of Park Avenue)
Park Avenue (Highroad South to the intersection of the Southside Rail Bed Trail)

All-Terrain Vehicles are permitted to travel on or along the following public pathways:
Southside Rail Bed Trail.