Distance - 61km
Salmon Rivers and St. George's Bay
Take Route 406 back to Route 1 and head north for 60 km and turn off onto Route 405, the beginning of Three Rivers Drive, a scenic drive named for the three salmon rivers in this area. The Robinson's, Crabbes, and Barachois rivers offer excellent sports salmon angling. If you're from outside the province, you will need a licensed guide to fish these rivers. Ask at any Visitor Information Centre for a list of guides. These guides know the best places to cast a line. Keep an eye and an ear out for the great horned owl that nests in the area.
Route 405 takes you to small communities along the southern shore of St. George's Bay with such Scottish names as Loch Leven and Highlands. Along Route 404, you will find coastal communities like Jeffrey's and, further on, Heatherton. Like their neighbours in the Codroy Valley to the south, residents here farm some of the best agricultural land on the island. The forests also provide resources for sawmills and the paper mill at Corner Brook.