White Point Hiking Trail
Located just off the northern portion of the Cabot Trail, White Point was once a busy little place. By 1922 it was home to a lobster factory, church, school and a sawmill, not to mention many homes. Now all that remains to mark what was once a booming French fishing village are a few stone foundations and a cemetery, with a cross marking the final resting place of the unknown sailor.
From White Point you can look across Aspy Bay to Cape North and Money point. Or let your eye follow the coast to the white sand of Dingwall and Cabot Landing. And far on the horizon you can just make out St. Paul Island.
The trails on White Point can lead you aimlessly around the point but the best way to follow them is to take the most prominent of the trails down to the point itself. From there if you turn around toward where you came from, and look toward your left you will see a small trail leading to a hill marked with a pile of stones at the top. Rounding the base of this hill on the ocean side you will pick up the trail and notice that it is mark the rest of the way along the coast with red paint splashed on the rocks. This trail takes you to Big Burnt Head Cove. Perched upon a cliff, this is a great place to sit and relax, have a picnic and count ants. You will notice that there are many of them around.
CAUTION: The trail skirts some rather high cliffs. You should always be weary of your footing and do not go too close to the edge. Some of the edges look solid but are supported underneath by nothing.
PLEASE NOTE: All trail visitors should respect their surroundings and follow proper Trail etiquette.
Trail Type: Coastal
Length: 6km Return