Since late 1999, when work to develop the trail began, the community councils of the towns
of Port Rexton and Trinity, the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador (through its Department
of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development and Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation),
the Government of Canada (through ACOA and Service Canada), the Bonaventure to English Harbour Development Association (BEDA), and the Discovery Trail Tourism Association (DTTA)—as well as
countless local businesses and residents—have all generously contributed money and aid-in-kind help.

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:: What This Support Has Achieved

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We were very pleased to learn that Travel and Leisure magazine (one million subscribers) rated
the Skerwink Trail as “one of the top trails in North America” and one of the top five trails in Canada.

Recently, the trail received a major upgrade, which will benefit hikers/walkers and the
environment alike. No effort was spared to retain Skerwink’s remarkable character while we made the route accessible to a wider range of visitors.

e> The trail is now safer—there’s no more tip-toeing along the edges of precipitous cliffs.
e> Muddy or slippery slopes now have sympathetically constructed wooden steps.
e> Wooden boardwalks now span areas of sensitive habitat.
e> A new lookout has been built at the trails highest elevation.

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:: You Can Help, Too
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Over the years, many people who have enjoyed the Skerwink Trail experience have asked how
they can lend a hand.

As a result, we created the Friends of Skerwink organization in 2010. With a membership
donation (see categories, below), you can help us sustain the Skerwink Trail into the future.

:: Friendship Categories

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Annual Friend
Sustaining Friend
Patron Friend
Life Friend
$35, annual donation
$36 to $100 (or more), annual donation
$500 to $999: one-time donation
$1,000 (or more): one-time donation


Please select the donate button below to make an online donation or make your cheque payable to the Town of Port Rexton, indicate if you would like a tax receipt, and send it to:

 
The Skerwink Trail
c/o Town of Port Rexton
P.O. Box 55
Port Rexton, NL
A0C 2H0
 


:: Friends and Contributors
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We acknowledge and thank the following people for their donations:
Patrons  
  Individuals: Businesses:
    Mill Road Studio
     
Sustaining Friends  
  Individuals: Businesses:
  Stephen Zeifman  
Sarah Agnew  
Robin Van Loben Sels  
Donald Kalsched  
  Tim and Caitlin Radcliff  
     
Annual Friends  
  Individuals: Businesses:
  Sandy Newton Fishers’ Loft Inn
  Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Baldwin Sherwood Suites & Motel
     
Life Friends  
  Individuals: Businesses:
 
The McTague Family
Margaret Mary O'Sullivan Curtis
Sean McTague Curtis
Rory Joseph Curtis
Fiona Paulette Radcliff
Elizabeth and Matthew Curtis
John and Catherine Phelps
 
     
     
  Donations in Memory of Wayne Spracklin, a great friend of the Skerwink Trail.
  Individuals: Businesses:
  Keith and Harriet Mercer  
  English Harbour Arts Association  
  John and Kathleen McTague  


Photo Contributors
Vessela Brakalova, Sandy Newton, Stephen Zeifman

Thanks also to Tourism, Culture and Recreation and Trinity Historical Society Archives for
images used on this site.

Note to Hikers:
Would you like to contribute some of your own trail images to our Gallery? E-mail them to info@theskerwinktrail.com (limit of four per person, thank-you). If we use them on this site,
we'll post your name here, too.

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