For a special scenic treat, make the 36 mile drive on Route 1 from Corner Brook to the small town of Deer Lake (population 5,300). This trip is less about the destination and all about the journey. You are initially parallel to the Lower Humber River, pass farmsteads and then ride alongside a deep body of fresh water called Deer Lake. Every mile behind the wheel in the Humber Valley reveals another spectacular view of the forested Long Range Mountains. James Cook named the Humber River in 1767 after the Humber estuary in the northeast coast of England.