Point Leamington is a town of about 590 people located north of Botwood and Grand Falls-Windsor in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The small community is located on the shores of Southwest Arm, New Bay and was first settled by loggers in the late 1800s who came for the local timber resource. Several sawmills were constructed, and over the years the town developed around the logging industry. Over the past several decades logging has drastically declined, and is no longer a way of life for the majority of people; however, a few still do find employment in a small sawmill located near the town. In the 1980s, Superior Glove Works opened a factory that remains in operation today, employing many townspeople. Meanwhile, many others commute to nearby Botwood and Grand Falls for work.
Point Leamington from the top of Rowsell's Hill.
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There is a hiking trail at Rowsell's Hill, which leads to a scenic outlook of the town. There are also a few swimming holes in town, including Mill River and Otter Pond. The Point Leamington Heritage Interpretive Centre is a museum that explores the interesting history of the town. It has a gift store and kitchen called Aunt Ethel's for snacks and refreshments. It is scenically located by the rapids of the Mill River, overlooking the bay.
Education in the town is provided through Point Leamington Academy, which is operated by the Nova Central School District. The school houses nearly 100 students, grades K-12 from Point Leamington, Leading Tickles, Glovers Harbour, and Pleasantview. Post secondary education is available in Grand Falls-Windsor through many institutions, though most students leave to attend universities in bigger centers such as Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Canada 2016 Census: Community Profile, Statistics Canada. Accessed February 6, 2018