2024 Season Update

As we enter our 22nd year at Ferryland Head, we wanted to update you on the 2024 Picnic Season.

Our long journey to restoring the lighthouse continues in the very capable hands of Randy Spracklin and the Newfound Builders Team. You may know Randy’s work from the HGTV show Rock Solid Builds, and we couldn’t be happier to know that the ongoing restoration of our 154 year-old building is in the hands of a team who are champions for Newfoundland architecture and history.

In the ongoing pursuit of restoring this stunning building, this is how we will operate in 2024 as the building work continues:

  • Only the front section of the lighthouse will be open during picnic hours this season.
  • Picnics may be picked up at the lighthouse.
  • There will be blankets that you can borrow at the lighthouse.
  • As this is the smaller room at the lighthouse, there is no indoor dining option.
  • Our picnic deliveries are weather dependent – rain and wind being the two main culprits that can prohibit deliveries to the lighthouse.
  • There is a washroom in this building.

Picnics must be ordered in advance through our online ordering system.

There are two set times for a picnic delivery to the lighthouse (12pm and 2pm) and one picnic delivery time within the community of Ferryland, in the area known as ‘The Pool’ (1pm). In ‘The Pool’ area (near the Colony of Avalon) there is an option to dine inside.

People hike to the lighthouse year-round and Russell of By-side Tours will continue to operate this summer. Ferryland Head and the lighthouse is always a popular picnic place, and we know it will continue to be so.

Thank you for your support as we work through the ongoing restoration of this stunning building. As the work will be ongoing throughout the summer season, understand that some of the construction work may be taking place during your visit.