Located just right off Newfoundland's rugged northeast coast, Fogo Island is a haven for nature lovers, hikers, gourmands, and arts enthusiasts. Fogo Island's history is largely entwined with the sea, with a rich heritage based on fishing and English and Irish folk cultures that have persisted in this secluded locale. With choices ranging from intimate cabins to larger family accommodation, Fogo Island offers a great range of vacation homes to fit every need and budget.
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Creative Spaces and Local History
Fogo Island's premier art space, Fogo Island Gallery, hosts regular exhibitions throughout the year as well as an artist-in-residence program. Other events held here include artist talks, arts and film weekends, and creative workshops. Art enthusiasts will also enjoy visiting local galleries like the Herring Cove Art Gallery and Studio, and Young Studios.
A history lover's delight, Fogo Island is home to several small museums that chronicle its fascinating past. Built in 1910, the Brett House Museum was the family home of a local fishing family, and now serves as the community's main museum. Bleak House, which dates back to the early nineteenth century, was once the home to a series of leading local merchants.
Festivals and Folk Music
The Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival is a feel-good community event that is held every Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. A celebration of the island's natural abundance, the festival focuses on fresh locally-grown produce and delicious food, much of it berry-based. The event includes community dinners, craft and food stalls, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, and children's activities.
Another popular local event is the Brimstone Head Folk Festival, which takes place the second full weekend in early August. This festival has blossomed from a grassroots effort to promote Newfoundland arts and culture to a wider audience. Featuring traditional Irish and Newfoundland music and dance, it's a firm favourite with locals and visitors of all ages.
Walking Trails and Whale Watching
The best way to explore Fogo Island’s compact, spectacular natural environment is on foot, and several walking trails enable visitors to access its most scenic spots. One of the most popular is the four-kilometer Lion’s Den Trail, which traverses the windswept landscape and abandoned villages of the island’s northwest. From spring until early summer, hikers on this trail might even catch a glimpse of migrating whales or icebergs.
Another way to experience Fogo Island's wonders during the warmer months is on a boat tour. Seals, dolphins, puffins, and various other native species are commonly found near the island. Whales and even icebergs can also be occasionally spotted. Some tours also visit the nearby Change Islands, an outlying community where old fishing traditions are still kept despite the passage of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price of a vacation home Fogo Island?
Accommodation prices Fogo Island start at $228 per night.
What is the typical availability of House rental Fogo Island?
June has the highest availability of House rental Fogo Island, so you can expect plenty of selection, even for last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities Fogo Island?
When looking to book a vacation home Fogo Island, the most requested amenities include Internet, Pets allowed, and Kitchen.
How many House rental and Cottage can I find Fogo Island?
Fogo Island has 15 House rental and Cottage available to book.
What's the best month to visit Fogo Island?
The warmest time of year Fogo Island is July and August, with the nightly price of a vacation home starting at $228.
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