Newfoundland is home to inspiring natural scenes, warm hearted community events, and fabulous shops and artisans.
Carlton Drake Memorial Park invites the public to walk the Dreher Riparian Trail, a 3,850 foot walking trail through the beauty of the Newfoundland area, featuring signs identifying the location of the trail along with the natural vegetation and wildlife found in the area, an 80 foot boardwalk over a marshland area, two pet clean up areas, and benches throughout.
The Newfoundland area hosts plenty of events to keep visitors and residents on their toes. After 90+ years, the GDS Fair has grown into a real, honest-to-goodness country fair with all the glitter, glamour, and noise added to the down-on-the-farm kind of exhibits. The whole family can whoop it up with rides, concessions, demolition derby, dog show, jugglers, music tractor pulls, Fair Queen and Baby pageants, chainsaw carver, pie eating contest, livestock judging, magic shows, and more. Other favorite local festivities include the Greene Dreher Volunteer Fire Association Firemen's picnic, the 4th of July parade, and the Hometown Farm Show.
Town shops burst with stories and interest from the historical to the finely crafted. Ella Ehrhardt's General Store, was founded in 1860, and has remained in operation and in the family ever since, and has been preserved throughout the years, and even proudly displays the “Ehrhardt Store est. 1860” sign in the rear of the store. The interior boast an original and unusual geometric wood design ceiling and features display cases with a wide array of merchandise, including penny candy. The Greek Revival influence can be seen in the building’s front-gabled form and second-floor pediment doors and windows with a two-tiered porch supported by simple pillars. This living piece of history is a sight to behold. After a stop by Ella’s, head over to Nancy’s Barn Antiques or the Carrousel Exchange to browse wares of days gone by and collectibles.
From the antiquated to the artistic, change direction to some of the finest pottery in the state. Reece's Pottery offers one of a kind, wheel thrown, high-fired stoneware by Thomas Reece, a full time potter for over 35 years. Reece Pottery features a wide range of functional and sculptural pottery pieces including beautifully sculpted perfume bottles, tea and wine sets, serving platters, casserole and baking dishes, wall hangings, free standing forms, and celebrity sculpturesfeaturing pop culture icons such as James Dean. At the neighboring Holly Ross Pottery, genuine Fiesta dinnerware, Hartstone hand-painted stoneware, and Pilgrim glassware are available, along with free potterydemonstrations and a large factory showroom where visitors may purchase items made at the pottery. It also features a lake and forest woodland park with a rustic swinging bridge opening into a cool forest with sawdust trails that lead to picnic tables and a picturesque lake. To complete a visit of unique décor shops, Blueberry Hill Furniture offers hundreds of masterfully crafted, unfinished wood pieces for every room.
One of the gems of Newfoundland is the French Manor with its breath taking views and old world charm. Luxurious rooms and a relaxing spa experience are complimented by the elegant dining room featuring a 40 foot vaulted ceiling and two massive fireplaces with a gourmet dinner menu features both Classical and Nouvelle French Cuisine. The dining room is open to the public, and a meal on the terrace overlooking the valley is a magical experience.
For true Italian flavor, Napolitano's offers up delicious dishes and a cozy atmosphere. The friendly staff will guarantee a pleasant meal, and the chef visits the diners to extend his welcome with real hometown warmth.
The Hotel Bar and Restaurant started as a repair garage in the 1920’s, then lived as a Ford Model A show room, and later a hotel. Today, “The Hotel” is a popular restaurant with locals and visitors alike, with great food and drinks, a lively atmosphere, and frequent fun filled public events for the community.
From the Country fair to the faire du cuisine, Newfoundland has artistic grace and old fashioned charm to welcome visitors from far and wide.