According to local lore, the name,has three possible origins. Some speculate it is a reflection of the joyful experience of the first settlers in finding such a welcoming environment. Some say the community was named to commemorate a ship belonging to 17th century pirate Peter Easton. While other still, suggest the community was named by George Holbrook, a British Admiralty hydrographer who surveyed Newman Sound in 1817 and sheltered in one of Happy Adventure's coves during a storm.
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Halfway Tucks, Halls Town, Hampden, Hannah Cove, Hant's Harbour, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Harbour Breton, Harbour Buffett, Harbour Deep, Harbour Grace, Harbour Island, Harbour Le Cou, Harbour Mille, Harbour Round, Harcourt, Hardy's Cove, Hare Bay, Harnum Point, Harricott, Harris Point, Harrys Brook, Hatchet Cove, Hawke's Bay, Hay Cove, Haystacks, Head Harbour, Heart's Content, Heart's Delight, Heart's Desire, Heatherton, Henley Harbour, Hermitage, Herring Neck, Hibbs Cove, Hickman's Harbour, High Beach, Highlands, Hillgrade, Hillview, Hodderville, Holton, Holyrood, Hoop Cove, Hooping Harbour, Hopewell, Horwood, Howley, Humber Village