A fishing-lumbering community located in the northwest arm of St. Mary's Bay where the adjoining waters of the Colinet and Rocky rivers form a harbour as they enter the ocean. The settlement is situated near the head of the harbour and has a fair anchorage. Colinet is approximately 88 km from St. John's and 42 km from the Argentia Ferry.
Initially the population of Colinet grew slowly until the building of a road and 5 new bridges in 1871 which connected with the settlement to Placentia. After this was completed the population began to grow and according to statistics in 2001 numbers were approximately 168.
From Colinet, take route 91 to see Atlantic Salmon Scale, the man-made salmon ladder on the Rocky River Falls. Learn more about salmon enhancement by taking a guided tour. Carry along on an unpaved section of Route 91 to the Cataracts Provincial Park. This picnic park is built around a deep river gorge with two cascading waterfalls which are accessible by a system of walkways. The interesting natural scenic site attracted Newfoundland's first motoring tourist in the 1920's and still holds a fascination for visitors today.