476 Stairs for Dad


Five String is one incredibly amazing dad. So, for Father’s Day we had been saving one incredibly amazing hike. With the wait finally over this morning the kids jumped out of bed and straight onto a sleeping dad to wish him a happy Father’s Day and to let him know that we were finally going to hike the Santana Trail.


Located at Fishing Point Park, the Santana Trail caught our eye on our very first day in the St. Anthony. The kids were immediately taken with the 476 stairs that wind up to the top of Fishing Point. They couldn’t wait to scramble up the stairs, but agreed that it would be the perfect activity to save for Father’s Day.


So, after a quick breakfast we put on several layers of clothing and went out into a surprisingly mild Newfoundland morning (49°F). After stopping for a photo op at the bottom of the trail we started our climb. All in all this was probably one of the fastest hikes that we have ever taken as a family because there are zero distractions to pull us off trail. Besides stopping from time to time to look out at the view the hike consists of climbing set after set of stairs.


The kids were very proud of themselves for making it all the way to the top. As we enjoyed a snack overlooking the ocean we had fun gazing at icebergs and remembering past Father’s Days. Then it was back down the stairs and home for an elaborate Father’s Day tea that the kids had planned. For a family that drinks out of our water bottles at every meal using real China made it a very special celebration. Nothing but the best for one truly fabulous father!




2 thoughts on “476 Stairs for Dad

  1. I live in Newfoundland (for a few years now), and I’m so enjoying reading about your adventures! The only times I’ve been through the western parts of the island were on the way east (moving or visiting), so I haven’t seen most of the sights you’re enjoying. Not yet, anyway; we’ll get out there some time soon. Thank you for sharing your journey!

    • While we haven’t seen the rest of Newfoundland, we’ve found plenty to keep us busy during our 6 weeks of travel here. We would very much like to head east to explore more of the island, but it looks like we will not be able to spend the time (this visit, at least). Thanks for the comments 🙂

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