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L'Anse aux Meadows is the first and only authenticated Norse site on this continent. It was first brought to worldwide attention in 1960 by Helge and Anne Ingstad, a Norwegian couple who had searched for years to solve the puzzle of the sagas.
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, L'Anse aux Meadows likely represents the first European contact with the New World, more than 1,000 years ago and 500 years before Columbus.
The site is remarkable. A stream flows through beautiful boggy and grassy areas with granite outcroppings. It all looks out over a scenic bay dotted with islands and enclosed by rocky headlands.