Balancing Rock – Nova Scotia
Take one look and you’ll see how Balancing Rock got its name. Made of volcanic basalt, this vertical column has somehow managed to stand tall while columns around it collapsed into the sea. Balancing Rock is surprisingly stable considering its precarious position. Local legend has it that mischievous fishermen once tried to pull Balancing Rock off its perch using their boats, but it defied them just as firmly as it defies gravity today. A popular attraction on the way to Brier Island, you’ll find Balancing Rock near the town of Tiverton, Nova Scotia. Take the ferry from Digby Neck to Long Island and follow the highway until you see the signs for Balancing Rock.