Bare Mountain is one of the prominent features of the Clarenville's skyline. It towers some 156 meters above Clarenville’s harbour. You can reach the peak of Bare Mountain relatively easily along the Bare Mountain hiking trail that can be accessed at numerous points in the town. At the top, you can overlook most of the town, Random Island and Smith Sound as it leads into Trinity Bay.
Beyond Clarenville residents, people are familiar with Bare Mountain because of the prominence of the large star that sits at its top. Each Christmas season the star is lit - making it visible from the Highway many kilometers beyond Clarenville's boundaries.
The Bare Mountain Star was a 1967 Centennial project of the Town of Clarenville.
The original Centennial Star was designed, welded, wired and assembled by students and faculty in drafting, carpentry, electrical, welding and pipefitting programs at Clarenville campus. They even helped the Town erect the structure.