The Discovery Trail has two southern routes, 204 and 205, which wrap around beautiful Southwest Arm. A day trip along these routes is highly recommended.
Along Route 205 you will first visit Hillview
where the origin of its name is evident right away. The
road winds through until it reaches the fishing village of Hatchet Cove, the home of Brookside Golf Course. From here, you step back in history, to the harbour of St. Jones Within. This deep port served as safe harbour for generations of fishing vessels. Ask about getting to the abandoned communities in this area such as St. Jones Without and Loreburn -a gentle inlet that can be accessed by hiking through the woods at the end of an access road in Hillview.
Route 204 is another voyage through the hills taking the traveler through the communities of Queen's Cove; Long Beach, (a traditional location for the spring caplin run); Island Cove; Hodge's Cove; Caplin Cove; Little Heart's Ease (one of the first harbours known to English fishermen in the early 1600's); Butter Cove, the essence of an outport settlement with its winding almost perpendicular roads that takes the explorer right to the water's edge; Gooseberry Cove; and Southport with origins going back to the 17th century, when it was known as Fox Harbour and is now one of the most photographed harbours in Newfoundland.