Town of Bay de Verde
PO Box 10 | 71-75 Route 70
Bay de Verde, Newfoundland & Labrador
Telephone: (709) 587-2260
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Home > Tourism > Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail

A view of Bay de Verde from Lazy Rock

The Lazy Rock Hiking Trail begins at the Heritage Premises and ends at historic Lazy Rock approximately three kilometres away. This route has a special significance as it was the first path which led along the shoreline and out of Bay de Verde. To get out of the community, the early settlers had to walk up over the Spring and along by Canaille, through Ladderpoint and on past the Scrapes to Broomcove. From there the old footpath zig-zagged up the steep slope to a large prominent rock where there was a small grassy spot. It is quite likely that travellers were only too happy to take a spell and perhaps boil the kettle and take a well-deserved rest before continuing on their journey. The first documented mention of Lazy Rock comes from the journal of Reverend Oliver Rouse, a resident Anglican clergyman who came to Bay de Verde in the 1840’s. On January 12, 1850 an entry in Rouse’s journal reads as follows: “Maria, Mr Hutchings and I walked to Bonhay, via Lazy Rock”.

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Visit the Heritage Premises

Bay de Verde | A Town with a Rich History

The Bay de Verde Heritage House was built in 1896 by Mr. John Blundon and family of Bay de Verde. The structure of the house is a good example of Merchant Class Victorian housing. The house was donated by Mrs. Dorothy Blundon and family to the Town of Bay de Verde on September 16, 1996 (exactly 100 years after it was constructed). It is now preserved and used as a Heritage House.

Explore our history • Walk the boardwalks & hiking trail to Lazy Rock • Have a chat with our interpreters • We offer free WI-FI

Blundon House | Events | Baccalieu Exhibit | Heritage Days

Phone: (709) 587-2766   |   Email:

Winner of 2010 MANNING AWARD recognizing excellence of historic places.

Town of Bay de Verde
Tel: (709) 587-2260
Fax: (709) 587-2049
PO Box 10 | 71-75 Route 70
Newfoundland & Labrador A0A 1E0
"A Town with a View"
Settled 1662 | Incorporated 1950

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