Distance from Gander: 45km.
Details: Situated in a richly forested river valley
where the Gambo River meets the sea in Freshwater Bay, the Town
of Gambo also includes the once-distinct communities of Dark Cove
and Middle Brook. The Gambo area has attracted commercial salmon
fishing since the 18th Century and industrial harvesting of its
forest resources since the mid-19th Century. The area is still known
for its red pine groves.
The sandy terrain contrasts with peat bogs recently drained to
grow hardy vegetables. More recently, the economy has diversified
to include tourism and Gambo is a major service center for surrounding