Eastport, Maine: Bear Head Rock

Of the millions of rocks on the rocky coast of Maine, one of them resembles a big bear head -- at least when the light is right.
Address:
167 Water St., Eastport, ME
Directions:
Best seen from the pier at the Eastport Chowder House (The bear is on the rock cliff next to the Ferry Landing and across a small inlet). If the restaurant is closed, walk down to the ferry loading area, past the customs house, and look up to your left. If the tide is low, you can see sea caves in the side of the cliff.
Phone:
207-853-4700
Admission:
Free
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Bear Rock.

Bear Rock

You are sitting on the outdoor patio of the Eastport Chowder House, having a cold brew, and you look out at a stone cliff hugging Passamaquoddy Bay across from the bar and think you see the face of a bear!

Have you had too much to drink? No, it's really there and you can't miss it. It's visible, next to the ferry landing that brings cars and visitors in from Canada. It's about 20 feet tall, according to our waiter. The bear rock head was pointed out to me by two different people while we were in Eastport. As far as natural stone formations where you have to struggle to figure out what everyone else sees, this one is quite easy.

[casaflamingo, 09/13/2014]

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