15 Freaky Rock Formations

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: May 10, 2011 1:30 PM
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We might not have Stonehenge, but "the Rock" has plenty of incredible rock and cliff formations that'll catch your eye. Some of them are downright uncanny, like the clearly visible face in this rock (pictured, right) located on Sandy Cove Beach on Fogo Island. Here are 14 more freaky rock formations from around Newfoundland.

John Cabot



John Cabot keeps watch over Fortune Bay from this cliff in English Harbour West. (Trevor Bolt photo.)

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Viking Head



The viking head rock formation is located in Bonavista. (Karla Chaulk photo.)

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Devil's Hoofprints



Visit Keels on the Bonavista Peninsula and walk in the "devil's hoofprints." (Alvin Mouland photo.)

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At the Gravels



Take a walk along the Gravels Walking Trail in Port au Port West and marvel at these odd rock formations. (Barbara Mercer photo.)

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Coaker's Hat



This rock formation in Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay is referred to as Coaker's Hat - in honour of William Coaker, who founded the Fisherman's Protective Union in 1908. (Anna Arnold photo.)

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The Lion



Watch out for "the lion" in Nipper's Harbour on the Baie Verte Peninsula. (Gord Brown photo.)

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The Rock



This formation, found near Carbonear, brings new meaning to the term, "the Rock!" (Chris Ricker photo.)

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Turtle Island



"Turtle Island" lies off the coast of Burin, Newfoundland. (Gayle Brenton-Smith photo.)

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Newfoundland Dog



This Newfoundland dog spends its days looking out over the water in Hare Bay, Bonavista Bay. (Jessie White photo.)

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The Sphynx



While taking a drive on the Baccalieu Trail, pull over in Perry's Cove and admire the Sphynx. (Pam Rose photo.)

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The Tin Man



Look up onto the cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park and you might just see a character from the Wizard of Oz: the Tin Man. (Jan Boone photo.)

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Queen Victoria



Locals say they can see the profile of Queen Victoria in this rock formation, found at Crow Head, Twillingate. (Janette Lambert photo.)

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Headshot



This old man resides near Brighton, Newfoundland. (Sonya Lockhart photo.)

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Old Man in the Mountain



Last but not least is the old man in the mountain, located east of Corner Brook. Perhaps Newfoundland's most well-known rock formation, the cranky-looking character is said to be guarding treasure buried on Shellbird Island in the Humber River. (Wayne Loveys photo.)


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