Our easternmost province is known for wild windswept landscapes. But for all their remote beauty, you don't have to venture far from the capital to find them. Just an hour from St. John's, on the Southern Shore you'll reach the Ferryland Lighthouse. This spot is a landmark on the Irish Loop scenic drive as well as on the East Coast Trail, a hiking path that runs along the Avalon Peninsula. Take either of these routes and you'll pass the national historic sights at Cape Spear and Signal Hill, the Witless Bay Seabird Sanctuary and the Avalon Wilderness Area, plus four provincial parks, seven other lighthouses and the archaeological dig of a 17th-century British colony. Any of these would be reason enough to pack a camera and head out, but Ferryland's dramatic setting and colourful lighthouse are a magnet for photographers. newfoundlandlabrador.com.