Meat cove is one of those communities you visit and wonder why people want to live there. Then you spend some time there, meet some residents, and wonder how people could not want to live there. The Little Grassy trail is a short uphill climb to a quaint little knoll overlooking both Meat Cove and the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the trail you will be taken over a small creek through a mixed forest and past what remains of the final homestead of a local legend the residents fondly named “Hillbilly Jim”. Jim was an eccentric individual who, before returning to his cabin near Little Grassy, built a small yet elaborate cottage near Bay St. Lawrence. Comprised of stone turrets, gargoyles, and intricately carved door knobs, Jim’s Bay St. Lawrence home (though now gone) would forever be know as “the Castle”.
If you are only visiting Meat Cove for a short time, this trail gives you the most bang for your efforts.