Trinity is one of the oldest settlements in Newfoundland and Labrador and possibly the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America, dating back to the mid-1500s. (It was settled by 10 families who arrived from Plymouth, England, six decades before the Pilgrims left the same port on the Mayflower.)
This quaint town once rivaled St. John's, 75 mi/120 km to its southeast, as the fishing capital of North America. Trinity is also one of the most attractive villages in Newfoundland: Set among hills on the eastern shore, it has narrow streets lined with nicely restored clapboard houses.
Historical walking tours and plays take place daily in Trinity during the summer. Be sure to see the Trinity Museum, the Hiscock House and St. Paul's Church (originally built in 1729 and rebuilt twice in the 1800s—an excellent example of the Matchstick Gothic style). In addition to the outdoor pageant that weaves through the village streets, Rising Tide Theatre offers high-caliber productions throughout the year.
Another sightseeing possibility in the area is the Ocean Contact program (participants can get close-up views of whales, dolphins and other animals and birds).
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