The Charming Town of Trinity

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m glad you’re here. It’s week 36 in 2022 and I’m hosting Weekend Coffee Share linkup #86. Come on in for a coffee or tea, and let’s catch up.

Trinity is a small town located on Trinity Bay on the Bonavista peninsula in Newfoundland, about 3 hours by road from the capital city, St. John’s.

The harbour at Trinity was first used by fishing ships around the 16th century. The Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real named the location “Trinity” as he arrived on Trinity Sunday, 1501.

Floating docks at Trinity Harbour

Before 1700, Trinity Harbour was mainly a summer station used by merchants and shipowners. After 1700, several major merchant houses from Poole, England selected Trinity as their headquarters and under their patronage Trinity developed as one of the main Newfoundland trading centres in the English fishery.

Trinity Harbour

The waterfront area on which once stood the commercial and fishery buildings of the Taverners, Lesters, Garlands and Lester-Garlands during the period 1700-1906 and in the twentieth century Ryan Brothers is named the Lester-Garland Provincial Historic Site. Some of the buildings were restored or reconstructed and are open for visitors.

The Lester-Garland Provincial Historic Site in Trinity

I picked up a map from Trinity’s Visitor Centre and explored on my own. A walk along Trinity’s scenic harbour and winding lanes lead to houses, museums, art galleries, and other historic buildings preserved from the 19th century. Information boards posted at the historic sites give helpful explanatory notes.

A grassy lane
Business signs
Lovely walking path

I created an image gallery of some of the historic sites and community buildings that I visited in Trinity below. For more history details on the buildings, check out the Town of Trinity website here. Click on the top left image and use the arrow to move through the gallery. Brief captions are included.

I thoroughly enjoyed my walk in the charming and historic town of Trinity. I found out after my visit that Trinity was named one of the 12 best small towns in Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2021. I hope to take you to another scenic town next week.

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100 thoughts on “The Charming Town of Trinity

  1. leannelc September 9, 2022 / 8:12 am

    Hi Natalie – I think “charming” is the perfect description for those houses. They’re so cottage-y and cute. It looks like it would have been a lovely spot for a wander around – and nice weather too.

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 1:55 pm

      Hi Leanne, Trinity is a lovely town to explore. I lucked out with the weather when I was there.

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  2. Alison September 9, 2022 / 9:19 am

    Looks so tranquil and very Scandinavian

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 1:57 pm

      Trinity is tranquil most of the time. I visited the town before peak tourist season.

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  3. Dan Antion September 9, 2022 / 9:29 am

    These are wonderful images, Natalie. I love the doors, but that photo with the boat is my favorite. That’s a postcard! Thanks for sharing these with us.

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 1:59 pm

      Thank you, Dan. Trinity has a picturesque harbour and the town did an excellent job restoring and maintaining the historic buildings.

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  4. Janet Alcorn September 9, 2022 / 10:17 am

    Lovely photos as always! I could look at that grassy lane forever. Such a beautiful place.

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 1:59 pm

      Thank you, Janet. Trinity is a lovely town to explore.

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  5. Jill Weatherholt September 9, 2022 / 10:47 am

    What a charming little town! I loved your photos, Natalie. Thanks for the tour!

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you, Jill. I’m glad you loved my pictures and the tour.

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  6. Ally Bean September 9, 2022 / 11:25 am

    This looks like such fun. The walking path is inviting and the brickwork on the Lester-Garland house is fascinating. An obvious repair job, but very artsy inadvertently.

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 2:04 pm

      Trinity is quite lovely to explore. The town did a great job restoring and maintaining the historic buildings. There are artistic touches just about everywhere, including private homes and small businesses.

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 2:05 pm

      I enjoyed exploring the town of Trinity and taking many pictures there.

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  7. Marsha September 9, 2022 / 2:14 pm

    I agree with Dan that the boat photograph would make a great postcard. So would any of these. You did luck out on the weather. What a fun place to walk in the summer. Winters might be a bit more biting.

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you, Marsha, for your comment and for linking up. I’m glad you liked my pictures. I gave my cellphone camera a good workout when I visited Trinity. The town is charming with lots of places and objects for me to photograph.

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      • Marsha September 10, 2022 / 4:10 am

        It sounds like a place about which you could do several follow-up posts.

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        • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 8:25 am

          Yes, I have more than enough materials for at least one follow-up post. At my slow and weekly writing pace, I’ll get it done eventually.

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          • Marsha September 10, 2022 / 2:56 pm

            LOL. Slow and thorough are good things. There’s no hurry. I’m still using photos from my trip to Australia six years ago, and my for PPAC this week I scanned pictures from 1992. Wow that’s probably from before you were born. LOL.

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            • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 6:10 pm

              LOL, I’m a slow blogger who tries to be thorough. I’m impressed that you scanned pictures from 1992. I haven’t started my scanning project yet.

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              • Marsha September 11, 2022 / 4:55 am

                I downloaded an app for my phone. It is fairly easy and it trims the photos and fixes the color in them, too. It’s called Photomyne.

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                • Natalie September 11, 2022 / 6:06 pm

                  Thanks for letting me know about Photomyne. I added it to my scanning project toolkit.

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                  • Marsha September 13, 2022 / 12:32 am

                    I’m so glad. I hope you enjoy it. They have one for slides, but it is harder to use without a light board. My dad had thousands of slides and I’d love to digitize them but it is not as easy as doing photos.

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                    • Natalie September 13, 2022 / 8:09 am

                      The slides would be a big project.

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                    • Marsha September 14, 2022 / 12:25 pm

                      It is a bit overwhelming, so in 30 years they have been sitting in a box.

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  8. rawsonjl September 9, 2022 / 5:30 pm

    It looks like you had beautiful weather for exploring the adorable town too!

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 5:42 pm

      Yes, I lucked out and had beautiful weather when I visited Trinity.

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  9. Lydia C. Lee September 9, 2022 / 6:39 pm

    How Quaint!! You couldn’t tell ‘when’ this was taken – as in which point in history.

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 6:49 pm

      The town of Trinity takes great care of their buildings.

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 6:52 pm

      Trinity is charming and keeps its history well.

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  10. Retirement Reflections September 9, 2022 / 6:59 pm

    What a beautiful little town – so peaceful (with wonderful colours). I am not surprised that it made Top 12 Best!

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    • Natalie September 9, 2022 / 7:46 pm

      Hi Donna, Trinity is such a gem. I was glad to discover this town.

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  11. Maria September 9, 2022 / 11:26 pm

    The area is so beautiful, a walk there would be pure pleasure 🙂

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    • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 9:42 am

      Yes, Trinity is picturesque and wonderful for wandering. It’s a true treasure.

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  12. trentpmcd September 10, 2022 / 8:14 am

    What a cute little town! It looks like a great place to walk around and explore 🙂
    I hope your weekend is going well and that you have a great week ahead!

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    • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 9:45 am

      Thank you, Trent. Trinity is a wonderful place to wander and take in its history and lovely landscape. Happy weekend to you!

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  13. Nancy September 10, 2022 / 9:25 am

    Such a lovely little town with the most picturesque building. The name, Trinity, makes me think of the kind of place where fairies or magical creatures would reside. 🙂

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    • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 9:49 am

      Nancy, Magical is a good description for Trinity. What I love about Trinity is that the buildings and the town are authentic (not made for tourists). It looks like the town residents take pride in preserving its history and natural beauty.

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  14. Gary A Wilson September 10, 2022 / 10:58 am

    Natalie, this looks like a perfect place to vacation or rent a room with a view from where one could write, walk, unwind, then write some more.
    Wonderful!

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    • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 11:57 am

      Gary, Trinity would be a great place to retreat and write. I spoke to a lady at one of the homes there. She told me she’s an American writer who rented the place to write, walk, relax and write some more.

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  15. Writing Sparkle September 10, 2022 / 2:22 pm

    The pictures you share with your coffee post are always so fun. Another great coffee share, Natalie.

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  16. Deborah Drucker September 10, 2022 / 4:05 pm

    It’s great to learn the history of places. The buildings are well maintained.

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    • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 6:04 pm

      Yes, I enjoyed reading the information boards at the historic sites in Trinity. The town people take pride in keeping their properties and historic buildings in good conditions.

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  17. Kirstin September 10, 2022 / 8:51 pm

    What a pretty little town. I love the buildings.

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    • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you, Kirstin. I’m glad you love the buildings.

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  18. csuhpat1 September 10, 2022 / 8:53 pm

    What a beautiful place. So very lovely. The buildings are so cool.

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    • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you, Patrick. I’m glad you think the buildings are cool.

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  19. Bernie September 10, 2022 / 10:18 pm

    We also loved it and even lucked into seeing an iceberg just off shore there. I was fascinated by its long history and how well maintained it was. Unfortunately we were there in April and found only one person who told us that everything was closed until May hence no services. But still glad we want and want to return.

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    • Natalie September 10, 2022 / 10:28 pm

      Trinity is a true treasure. I hope you get to visit the town again. I was there in mid-June. All services were open and just before peak tourist season.

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      • Bernie September 11, 2022 / 2:12 pm

        June is likely a good time to be there. Must keep that in mind but not next June as are going to the Yukon.

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        • Natalie September 11, 2022 / 6:10 pm

          I look forward to hearing more about your trip to the Yukon. Are you going with a tour or on your own?

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          • Bernie September 11, 2022 / 6:53 pm

            On our way. I think we will rent a small truck camper. So excited to be there for summer solstice.

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            • Natalie September 11, 2022 / 9:51 pm

              Summer solstice in the Yukon sounds amazing.

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  20. Terri Webster Schrandt September 11, 2022 / 10:23 am

    I can see why Trinity was named one of 12 best towns in Canada. You’ve captured its essence beautifully, Natalie. Quaint buildings and do I detect a hint of apricot color in the paint on some?

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    • Natalie September 11, 2022 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you, Terri. After seeing your apricot examples, I think some of the ‘yellow painted’ buildings in my post may work. I’ll have orange / black for October colour challenge for sure.

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  21. Astrid September 11, 2022 / 12:07 pm

    This sounds like such a beautiful little town. I’d never heard of Trinity Sunday, by the way.

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    • Natalie September 11, 2022 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you, Astrid, for your comment. I enjoyed exploring the town of Trinity.

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  22. Kathleen Howell September 11, 2022 / 6:01 pm

    I LOVE those buildings! And to explore any town on the water.. How awesome..

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    • Natalie September 11, 2022 / 7:19 pm

      Kathleen, I’m glad you love the buildings in Trinity. This town is charming with a scenic harbour.

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  23. Antoinette Truglio Martin September 11, 2022 / 7:37 pm

    Once again a lovely. Thank you for the visit.

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    • Natalie September 12, 2022 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad you like my pictures of the buildings.

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  24. restlessjo September 12, 2022 / 2:47 pm

    The style of the buildings, with their lovely wood paneling, is very attractive, Natalie. Back in the day I imagine they were a tight knit community.

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    • Natalie September 12, 2022 / 3:51 pm

      From what I read, they were a tight knit community. There were marriages between the major merchants’ families.

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  25. 100 Country Trek September 12, 2022 / 8:48 pm

    I should have visited Trinity. Such a great place I would love to visit. Sometime.

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    • Natalie September 13, 2022 / 8:07 am

      So many beautiful places so little time.

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  26. Susanne September 13, 2022 / 5:22 pm

    That looks like a beautiful place with some lovely old buildings and pleasant areas to go for walks.

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    • Natalie September 13, 2022 / 7:18 pm

      Yes, Trinity is picturesque and great for wandering.

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  27. Min Write of the Middle September 13, 2022 / 7:45 pm

    What a gorgeous town Natalie! I love the buildings/architecture and the township has a real quaint feeling about it which I love. Gorgeous day too with beautiful blue sky!

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    • Natalie September 13, 2022 / 8:04 pm

      Hi Min, I lucked out with the weather when I visited Trinity. The town is charming with lots to see and photograph and is great for a discovery walk.

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  28. Denyse Whelan Blogs September 15, 2022 / 5:07 am

    This post about Trinity was so beautiful and the buildings like paintings in a gallery. What a find. You did this place great justice in your coverage, Natalie. Thank you for joining in this new weekly link up of mine. Looking forward to catching up with you when you next do so, for Wednesday’s Words & Pics. Warm wishes,
    Denyse.

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    • Natalie September 15, 2022 / 8:19 am

      Denyse, Thank you for your kind comment. Trinity is a charming town to walk around and explore. I’m happy to contribute my post and support your new weekly linkup whenever I can. Have a great week!

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  29. Debbie September 15, 2022 / 6:30 am

    What lovely photos and descriptions Natalie, Trinity looks like a delightful place.

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  30. ThingsHelenLoves September 19, 2022 / 4:28 am

    Ah, what a lovely little place. The cottage like houses are adorable. I’m far away in the UK , appreciate the virtual tour. A much enjoyed post.

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    • Natalie September 19, 2022 / 7:46 am

      Thank you, Helen, for joining me virtually from the UK. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour. Have a wonderful week!

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