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Rocky Harbour | Newfoundland and Labrador

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Gros Morne National Park

Soaring fjords and moody mountains tower above a diverse panorama of beaches, bogs, forests, and barren cliffs. Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The park takes its name from Newfoundland’s second-highest mountain peak.

Photo: Gérald Tapp, CC BY-SA 3.0; Adavyd, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse is a famous lighthouse located in Rocky Harbour. The historical lighthouse is still functional and has a rich history. Lighthouse tours are available at certain times, and around the lighthouse, there are walking trails and tide pools to visit.

The environment around the lighthouse is unique, with tuckamore forests and rocky beaches. Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse is also an amazing spot to view the sunset and is perfect for photographers or families looking to enjoy the view.

Photo: Lukester878, CC-BY-SA-3.0

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Salmon Point Lookout

Salmon Point Lookout is a hiking trail/lookout located in Rocky Harbour. The trail is around 2.1km long and roughly takes 30 minutes to complete. Most of the trail is a quad track, making it relatively easy to walk and very beginner friendly. The trail leads visitors up a hill, where they can observe Lobster Cove, overlook Rocky Harbour, and see Gros Morne Mountain.

Photo: http://bobsnewfoundland.com/salmon-point-lookout.html

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Bonne Bay Marine Station

The Bonne Bay Marine Station is a research and teaching venue focusing on educating visitors on the biology and ecology of marine life. The station has a public exhibit which showcases local marine flora and fauna. Visitors can also join a tour led by an interpreter who will guide them through the local marine life.

Photo: https://grenfell.mun.ca/academics-and-research/Pages/Bonne-Bay-Marine-Station.aspx

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Gros Morne Wildlife Museum

Gros Morne Wildlife Museum is a museum displaying wildlife from regions across Newfoundland. The museum has over 100 different types of models of animals, all exhibited in very realistic scenes. At certain times, the museum holds a scavenger hunt in which adults and children can participate, with a $500 gift card prize for the winner.

Photo: https://grosmornewildlifemuseum.ca/

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Under the Stump

Under the Stump is an organization hosting cultural tours around the Gros Morne region. Their goal is to educate visitors on local traditions, Indigenous culture, and heritage through storytelling, guided, and walking tours. Visitors can learn and see the environment from a different perspective and will be able to enjoy the unique views, fauna, and flora.

Photo: https://underthestump.com/

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Rocky Harbour Lookout Trail

The Rocky Harbour Lookout Trail is a short, easy hiking trail which leads to a lookout over the town of Rocky Harbour. The trail is 0.8km long and takes roughly 15 minutes to complete. At the top of the trail is a lookout where visitors can see all of Rocky Harbour and watch for the unique birds that reside there. In the winter, the trail can be used for snowshoeing, and visitors can see an amazing winter view on the lookout.

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The Glass Station

The Glass Station is a fine art and craft gallery displaying the works of local artists. The gallery focuses on glasswork and holds workshops/classes for visitors to learn the craft. Some pieces include glass plates and bowls, pottery, jewelry, and hangable goods. The Glass Station also has an in-house store with all sorts of art pieces from local artists available to be purchased.

Photo: https://www.urvemanuel.ca/

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Rocky Harbour | Newfoundland and Labrador

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