We were told about this wonderful place, specifically the lighthouse picnics, over dinner out one evening before summer started. Little did we know that we would be frequenting the lighthouse for lunch quite a few times over the course of the summer. You can't really get better scenery and the food... oh the food.
An hours drive from St. John's [lots to see on the way!] lands you in the picturesque community of Ferryland. To get to the lighthouse picnics you follow the signs to a bit of a make shift parking lot and proceed on a nice little 20 minute walk to the lighthouse. Once you order your lunch [everything is homemade! Sandwichs include, ham and brie, curried chicken, seafood medley...] you are giving a blanket and a flag and are told to hang around the lighthouse until your lunch is ready. Within no time your lunch arrives, yes in a picnic basket, and then you are free to go where ever you'd like to enjoy your food, your company and the scenery, which often includes whales. It is truly a one of a kind experience.
Be sure to check out my friend Laura's ferryland post over at Runty Mouse! The picnics were on a lot of our friend's "to do" lists this summer.