Happy 20th Birthday, East Coast Trail
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Happy 20th Birthday, East Coast Trail by Susan Flanagan appeared in The Telegram on June 3, 2014.
Peter Gard describes himself as a writer, chef and social engineer. He is also the owner of guest homes in Petty Harbour and St. John’s. But Gard is perhaps best known by the people of this province for being the Godfather of the East Coast Trail.
In the early 1990s, Gard, a Saskatoon native who had come to St. John’s to study at Memorial University, had a dream of developing a long-distance hiking trail skirting the coast of the Avalon Peninsula from Topsail to Cape St. Francis to Cape Race.
The problem was such a trail costs money – a lot of money. Money that Gard did not have. So he started looking for it…
Read the full article, Happy 20th Birthday, East Coast Trail on The Telegram’s website.