Wanderlust | Cochrane Alberta Photographer

This little gem of a hike gives you a sweet reward at the end – a gorgeous ocean view from a very cool suspension bridge.  Its located on the east coast of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland.

We hiked the La Manche Village Path on a sunny July day.  It was an easy hike and no trouble at all for little ones.  As you get closer to the La Manche suspension bridge, you will find what remains of La Manche Village – a community that was heavily damaged during a winter storm in 1966.

There’s a couple of options for this hike:  Tors Cove to La Manche Village is 6.7 km (one way) or if you are hiking with children, the 1.5 km (one way) route would be a great option.  We hiked the 1.5 km trail and our starting point was at the end of the Fire Exit Road.

The original suspension bridge was lost in the storm in 1966, but the East Coast Trail Association built a new one in 1999 and the bridge, along with this view from it, is one of the biggest highlights of the hike.


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Jenn Duguay is originally from Newfoundland and has lived in many places across Canada. She now resides in Cochrane, Alberta. Jenn is a a photographer and filmmaker, specializing in fine art, portrait, and lifestyle films. She is inspired by rugged peaks, tall trees, and that amazing scent of fresh wild air. Her love of nature is evident in her work. Jenn loves to travel and explore new places

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Cochrane, Alberta Photographer & Filmmaker