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The beautiful Main River originates in the Long Range Mountains on the Great Northern Peninsula, a region with the highest density of moose in the world. In 2001, it was designated a Canadian Heritage River and is one of the last wilderness rivers in the province. It boosts a mix terrain of open marshland and large strands of old growth Boreal Forest. The Main River enters the sea at White Bay and is a total of 57 kilometers long.
The Main River passes through terrain that is home to 70 species of bird, Northern Peninsula herd caribou, moose, black bear, and the endangered Newfoundland marten. The slow waters and lush surrounding of the Big Steady area of the river allow for the perfect home of the Atlantic salmon and brook trout. During the Summer months many of our guests enjoy fishing in The Main River. The Atlantic Salmon are always biting. The Brook Trout are always out there as well to help give our guests a mixture of game. Its unique ecosystems belong to two of the province’s ecoregions – the Long Range Barrens (Northern Long Range sub region) and the Northern Peninsula Forest (Eastern Long Range sub region). Many of the plants that grow there are at the extent of their northern or southern ranges.