In the annals of Newfoundland history, The Topsails Region of central Newfoundland was notorious for horrendous winter storms that plagued the railway system, and bittersweet too because they rank as one of the island’s greatest natural wonders. The four Topsails, Main Topsail, Mizzen Topsail, Gaff Topsail and Fore Topsail, rise abruptly from the surrounding barrens and resemble sails of 19th Century sailing ships. Lichen and moss carpet the ground to provide sustenance for caribou and moose. Bears roam the barrens in search of berries. The ponds and streams are home to brook trout, and the immense waterways are home to a cornucopia of bird species. This rich natural tapestry has remained essentially untouched throughout the centuries.