Another section of the Corner Brook Stream Trail worth doing is the Glynmill Inn Pond Trail. This 3km trail begins at Margaret Bowater Park and winds its way through the cities central greenspace. The trail starts out following the banks of Corner Brook Stream and makes its way through a beautiful forest trail before opening onto the pond. There are several rest areas around the pond where you can stop and watch the famous swans as they go about their business.
The Glynmill Inn was constructed in 1923 and is now a registered heritage structure. Once the staff quarters for the local mill, this large tudor-style inn is now a modern hotel and one of Corner Brook’s most prominent buildings.
The pond was constructed by mill workers to create a dam in order to supply power for the paper making process. It now serves as a major point for recreation in the city.
From the pond you can take the trail either way. The left trail will take you around the pond to the Salmon Ladder that was constructed to reintroduce Salmon to the Corner Brook Stream. From here you continue on to a fork that will allow you head downtown to city hall or along Park Street and the Glynmill Inn parking lot before coming back to the pond again.
The whole hike can be completed in an hour or two and is a great walk for the whole family. It is one of the nicest trails in the city and is steeped in local history as well. You can enter the trail from Margaret Bowater Park, City Hall, or the Glynmill Inn.
You can enter the trail from Margaret Bowater Park, City Hall, or the Glynmill Inn.
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