The Starlite Trail Rehabilitation
We see a future where the Starlite Trail is a hallmark destination for everyone visiting Newfoundland as it embodies the spirit of the Codroy Valley, an extension of our community pride and a testament to our collective identity. It will not only showcase the breathtaking beauty of Codroy Valley but will also serve as a tangible example of our pride for the land and the welcome we offer anyone who journeys through it.
This trail will be our collective masterpiece, a beacon of community pride we shape with our hands and hearts. As we begin this new chapter together, the Starlite Trail is also set to enrich the lives of those living in this corner of the world, offering a sanctuary where nature and neighbourly bonds flourish.
Add your contribution to a part of our legacy, and together, we'll build a hiking trail that not only stands as a monument to our shared aspirations but represents something you can be proud of. Get in touch with us to see what expertise or skill you could contribute.
What We Are Trying To Achieve
“Western Newfoundland’s rugged beauty, pristine coastline and people draw visitors from around the world every year. This investment will give more people, more reasons to visit and stay longer, which means more opportunities for our local economy.” - The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
“I have hiked the Starlite Trail many times, and it is a trail that visitors to the Southwest Coast will enjoy and appreciate. It has incredible views, a remarkable landscape and challenging terrain that rivals any other hike in the province. We are happy to support anchor visitor attractions, such as the Starlite Trail, which will only help to boost economic development in the region, and help it remain an asset for generations to come.” - The Honourable Andrew Parsons, KC, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology
"This investment celebrates our vision for the Starlite Trail as a cornerstone of Codroy Valley's future, setting it on course to become a premier destination within Newfoundland and Labrador's tourism fabric. We are deeply grateful for the support that elevates our trail and fortifies the growth of our local economy through eco-tourism, ensuring our treasured natural heritage enriches lives now and for future generations." - Ron Laudadio, Board Chair, Codroy Valley Area Development Association
The Codroy Valley Area Development Association seeks professional and technical services to design/re-develop an existing trail. They wish to design and build a new trail into a natural surface trail system for walking and hiking purposes in the Codroy Valley, Newfoundland and Labrador, on the trail system commonly known as Starlite Trail.
The proposed project will upgrade the current Starlite Trail and construct a significant extension to develop a tourism-oriented trail development to attract non-resident visitors to the Southwest Coast region of Newfoundland and Labrador. The existing trail extends approximately 2.5km from the trailhead near the Trans-Canada Highway in the Codroy Valley area, ascending to the top of the Long Range Mountains to a scenic lookout area.
The proposed development will also require a route extension to circumnavigate the highlands that surround Campbell’s Lake (more or less maintaining the viewscape of Campbell’s Lake). It will then descend to Campbell’s Lake to reconnect back to the existing trail, creating a looped trail, an approximate route of 12km. An additional route to circumnavigate Campbell’s Lake itself is also proposed, an approximate route of 2.75km.
Help Us With This Project!
Apply to become a sub-committee volunteer
If you live in the Codroy Valley and wish to contribute to this initiative as a committee volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can start a conversation.
Starlite Trail Rehabilitation Events Calendar
Request for Proposal Published [DONE]
January 1st, 2022
RFP Submission Window Closed [DONE]
June 30th, 2022
Evaluation of Proposal [DONE]
July 1st - July 30th 2022
Vendor of Choice Identified [DONE]
August 3rd, 2022
Submission of Applications for Funding [DONE]
August 19th, 2022
Funding Announcement (Tourism Southwest, ACOA, DIET) [DONE]
Anticipated Trail Design Completed
Anticipated Construction Start
We will update this page a few times a year so you are aware of what we are doing.