Hopewell Rocks – New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks are rock formations located on the west side of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick.  These incredible rock formations as also known as Flowerpot Rocks or simply The Rocks.  Thee beautiful formations stand anywhere from 40 feet to 70 feet!

Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick

The area in which these are located experiences the most dramatic changes in the world! Tides vary from day to day, but the high tide can raise water levels up 52 feet!!! Due to these ever fluctuating tides, a significant portion of the base of the rocks are covered by the water twice a day.

These rock formations are made up of dark sedimentary conglomerate & sandstone rock.   When the glaciers in the region retreated after the last ice age, surface water filtering through cracks in the cliff eroded & separated the formations from the rest of the cliff face. Coupled with the ever changing tides & waves, the base of the rocks have eroded at a faster rate than the tops, resulting in their unusual shapes.

During our visit to Hopewell Rocks most of the park was closed as it was off season. Fortunately we still were able to get right down to the base during low tide.  I must saw that despite not being all that interested in going here, I am beyond grateful that Zenning with Zay made me do it!  They were truly an incredible site to see!  As much as I thought Flower Pot Island was impressive, Hopewell Rocks blow them out of the water!!  If you are ever in the area I highly recommend visiting this incredible natural wonder!

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