Rencontre East (often pronounced "Rencounter") is a small coastal village in Southern Newfoundland. Situated on Fortune Bay, the village has a population of fewer than 200 residents.
There are no cars in Rencontre East, and only small streets. In addition to walking and biking, residents use ATVs to get around.
Excellent views are available for hikers who aren't afraid to trail blaze a little bit.
As well as a freshwater pond just north of the village, a river flows towards the village from a fairly large lake several kilometers away, on which some residents have built cabins. The lake is not accessible to travelers, though the path is nice, and excellent hiking can be done that results in a great view of the environs and ocean.
Hiking up the cliff on the east side of the river affords not only an excellent view, but also the opportunity to swim in any of several ponds. Even in the warmest part of the year, the water in both the river and ponds is fairly cool.
There are two general stores in the village.
Several camping spots can be found along the river mentioned above.