One of the fastest growing communities in Atlantic Canada, the town of Paradise is located just of St. John's, and borders St. John's, Mount Pearl, Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, and Conception Bay South.
In the Northern Avalon region, Paradise is unique since it is much more an urban centre than a rural community, and is closely tied to the cities of St. John's and Mt. Pearl. One physical connection among the three urban areas of the Avalon is the Grand Concourse Walk, which consists of 100 kms of walking trails spanning across the three municipalities. The Grand Concourse incorporates a network of lakes, ponds and rivers with a supportive boardwalk to make the walk more comfortable. It is an excellent place for bird-watching and for observing native flora.
Three joined sections of the walk run through Paradise. The first part is the Paradise Walk which is part of the Newfoundland T'Railway Provincial Park (the rail bed route which extends for 883 kms linking urban, rural and wilderness areas, allowing travellers to experience the province's varied flora and fauna. The T'railway Park forms the Newfoundland section of the Trans Canada Trail.) The other two sections are the Neil's Pond Walk, and the Octagon Pond Walk.