Photo Credit Kenny Louie
A distinctive ecosystem was formed where Indian River flows into Halls Bay. It encompasses 15,000 acres of flourishing coastal estuary and accompanies one of the provinces most diverse ecosystems consisting of both terrestrial and aquatic species : Canada Geese, Salmon, Moose, Yellowlegs, Ducks, Berries, Hawkweed, and various other species.
Our wetlands ensure our ecosystems remain helathy and active by providing food sources, shelter, and exceptional breeding and rearing grounds. Commodities such as berries, fish, waterfowl, and tourism also surround the area. The wetlands provide large amounts of vegetation, which help prevent erosion, cool streams, act as a natural filter, minimize flood levels, and detain water to allow time for percolation to occur.
In March 2001, the town of Springdale formed a sub committee called the Springdale Wetlands Conservation Committee. In Spetember of 2001, Springdale signed a stewardship agreement with Eastern Habitat Joint Venture (EHJV) for the implementation, management, and enhancement of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. This agreement has ensured the protection and enhancement of areas that are considered important within its jurisdiction. Since this time, the committee has taken many steps to ensure long-term stability of this area.
H. C. Grant Heritage Museum
This museum is the three-story home of the late Harvey Clarence Grant, Springdale’s first mayor. It exhibits artifacts from 1940-60’s, such as a pump organ, a daybed, as well as tools, rifles, swords of the period. Local artifacts, such as the Springdale auto license plate shown below, can be found on exhibit as well. For more information on Harvey Grant, visit our Famous Faces from Springdale gallery.
Location: Main Street, Springdale (Turn right at the town intersection when coming in from Little Bay Road).
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Open from July – August
Hours: Monday – Friday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Tel: (709) 673 – 4878
Fax: (709) 673 – 4969
Off Season Tel: (709) 673 – 3439
Located on Halls bay, Springdale’s waterfront is rich in history. Come see eagles that soar the bay, whales that visit the bay on their regular journey and icebergs that flow outside our bay, all a stones throw away.
Indian River Falls
Come visit one of the few places in the province where you can actually see Atlantic salmon jump the falls to continue their trek upstream to spawn.
Enjoy Newfoundland at its finest. Come in and joy the warm hospitality of the women who run the center and admire their amazing work.