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Hospital Pond Walking Trail

Difficulty Level: Easy

Hospital Pond Trail entrance

Hospital Pond Trail entrance

This popular paved trail around Hospital Pond provides a 1 1/3km walk with it’s beautiful gazebos and benches and the many varieties of flowers and shrubs. For many locals, this walk is part of an active lifestyle routine.

As its name indicates, the hike starts at Twillingate Hospital. Read this blog post from T.A. Loeffler with its map and photos that describes her hiking experience on Hospital Pond Trail.

The Hospital Pond Committee is responsible for the beautiful development that has happened around the pond: a swimming facility, water fountain, numerous flower boxes and planters and benches and also interpretive panels telling the story of the hospital and other history.

A family and pet friendly walk! In summer kids love swimming here on a warm day.  Bring a picnic and spread a blanket on the lawn and enjoy the hard work of the committee that takes care of this beautiful trail.

Recently the Donald Gates Memorial Dog Park was added to the trail. Here the pooches make friends within a safely fenced park dog area.

The dog park is located just beyond the gazebo at the entrance of the Hospital Pond Community Garden & Walking Trail. and has a secure fence and benches for owners to watch their dogs play.