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2015 End of Season Reminders OPP
Reminders for Seasonal and Regular Campers

- Any of those who need to clue up financial issues with the office for the 2015 season, please to do so ASAP . - Once again , the holding deposit of $400 for seasonal renewals will be due at latest on October 10th, 2015. Failure to pay at that time of course , forfeits your seasonal site and it will be offered to another person on the waiting list.  - Our last open weekend will be Thanksgiving , October 9 - 11th with Park closing for camping on October 12th. Staff will remain on site for approximately one week , so if you need to visit your sites after we close, make arrangements to be sure we are there.  - Any of you reading who are on the seasonal waiting list, please be aware of the $100 holding fee that is now required to remain on the list for an upcoming seasonal site. I will be contacting those listed in the near future to arrange for payment or to discuss your plans . - FYI....there will be policy changes coming in 2016 regarding our reservation system, cancellation of sites and multiple bookings. Reservations for the 2016 will begin on April 2016.  Further updates on all these and other items will be posted here as needed.....Happy Fall y'all 

Posted: Sept 15, 2015 2:40 pm NFLD

Outside Pond Park Reservations
Now taking bookings for the 2015 summer camping season at Outside Pond Park. Please call the Park Office at 583-2880. You can also email spiercey@winterton.ca if you require information about available dates, rates, or other info.

Posted: June 17, 2015 4:16 pm NFLD

Sign our Website Guest Book !!
Let us know how much you enjoyed your visit to Winterton. Publish your experiences for others to read. We plan to preserve guest book entries for many years to follow.. [View Guest Book]
Posted: April 11, 2014 4:23 pm NFLD

Review Our Town Council Minutes
Winterton residents are encouraged to review our town council minutes, which will be regularly posted on our town website. Your suggestions are very important to us. Please email your feedback or call (709) 583-2010. We look forward to your participation. [View Minutes]
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 9:35 pm NFLD

Perfect Destination for Visitors
Situated on Trinity Bay - on the western side of the Avalon Peninsula on Newfoundland's east coast, Winterton makes a perfect destination for visitors. We offer a large RV Park, scenic hiking trails and so much more. Make the town of Winterton part of your Newfoundland vacation - you'll be glad you did.  [View Our Attractions]
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm NFLD

Maritime Heritage of Winterton
The town of Winterton has a rich maritime heritage of fishing. Winterton (known as Scilly Cove) was first settled in the 1600ís. The first known census was taken in 1675. At that time, there were three planters, forty servants and eight boats recorded in the town. [More Details]
Posted: Oct 19, 2012 7:37 pm NFLD

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Winterton, Newfoundland was first settled in the 1600's.

Scilly Cove (now known as Winterton) was first settled in the 1600ís. The first known census was taken in 1675. At that time, there were three planters, forty servants and eight boats recorded in the Town.

Three of the fishing captains living in Scilly Cove during this time were recorded as being Hopkins, Wicksell and Peyton. Some of the early settlers were fishermen whom originated from Dorset & Devon, England. The abundant catch of fish would be salted and dried on flakes and shipped to England in the fall.

The next record of settlement in Scilly Cove is found in the 1697 journal of Jean Baudoin - a priest who accompanied Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (New France explorer) on an expedition around the coast of Newfoundland.

Jean Baudoin reported that there were four houses along with fishing structures as well as livestock, which were all destroyed before the French soldiers departed Scilly Cove. English settlers fled to the nearby forest to escape the invaders.

In 1912, Scilly Cove changed its name to Winterton. Winterton took its name after Sir James Spearman Winter - a former Premier of Newfoundland.

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