Walk the Poet's Path
The Moravian Woods is a protected area in Town. There is a walking trail that runs through it, from the museum to the subdivision behind the school. The trail has been in existence since the early days of settlement. In the 1980's two ladies who came to Makkovik to start a Pentecostal Church, Shirley Flewitt and Joan Cartledge, had the idea of putting poetry there. Enjoy the peace and quiet of nature as you read the poetry written on plaques attached to trees along the way. Feast your eyes on the variety of plants, trees, and flowers found there.
In nearby Ford's Bight you find the remains of the first Moravian Mission house built in Labrador in 1752. This is where John Christian Erhardt and four other missionaries made an unsuccessful attempt to establish a mission. To hire a speed boat for a ride to Ford's Bight, check at the Town Office for a number to call. It's about twenty minutes away by boat. Only the foundation of the house remains, but you get a sense of history standing at the spot. Historical panels at the White Elephant Museum interpret the event.
White Elephant Museum and Moravian Church
Tours are given upon request. A tour guide will provide information about the museum and its artifacts, and take you for a visit to the Moravian Church next door.