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Grand Manan Island

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Address: New Brunswick, Canada
Activities: Whale watching, Hiking, Kayaking, Birdwatching, Camping
Description: Scenic island where author Willa Cather summered.

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Small in size, but big on charm!

The adventures that awaited us in Grand Manan began with our trip there, an hour and a half ferry ride, which is completely part of the charm. We thoroughly enjoyed our time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Riverview, Canada

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Moncton, Canada
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Grand Manan and I went there for the day with a friend who is from Grand Manan. To get there, you take the boat on the NB side ( $ 60 return ) and a reservation is recommended - the crossing takes 1 ½ hour for the 10 mile océan trip. The Island is... More 

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Riverview, Canada
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The adventures that awaited us in Grand Manan began with our trip there, an hour and a half ferry ride, which is completely part of the charm. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. There are so many wonderful places to stop and take photos, walk along the beaches, sit in the cafes, tea room, quaint restaurants, museums, or shop for... More 

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Aurora, Ontario
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There are other similar fishing village destinations in New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces, but Grand Manon stands out for its whale watching and puffins while having all the ambiance of the classic fishing villages ... one thing to remember is that your reservation on the ferry out of Blacks Harbour will be cancelled :45 minutes prior to sailing... More 

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Freeport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I live in southern Maine. We have been spending special dates (anniversaries and birthdays) as well as vacationing year round (even November and January) on Grand Manan for 9+ years. We are now exploring and enjoying White Head Island, a 30-40 minute free ferry ride from Ingalls Head. We just stayed at the newly established Russell's Guest... More 

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Fredericton
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I often wondered why people would go back to the same place year after year when there is a great big world with endless places to see...until i went to Grand Manan. If you are into quiet and nature, this is the place you can go to get some rest and relaxation. Hiking trails ranging from an hour long to... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Grand Manan Island is a place everyone should visit at least once. The island was comprpised of fishing villages many years ago prior to becoming an artists sanctuary. It is unique in that the topography is some of the most diverse on the planet and all taking place on one island. The villages are quaint and the people very friendly... More 

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Connecticut
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This island is near the attractions near the Bay of Fundy, Its a hidden gem, full of history, charm and unique, naturalistic experiences. Have you ever seen how dulse is harvested? That's one of the things one sees here. It is an unspoiled island, reached by ferry, with just a few cabin rental. However, the magnificent "Anchorage" Campground is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The maritimes never ceases to amaze me and this little island gem is no exception. This was my first visit and certainly not my last. Grand Manan is truly a time capsule to a simpler time and way of life, untouched by commercialization. An outdoor enthusiast paradise. Gives new meaning to the phrase "be in this place."

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Coldwater ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Aptly named "Queen of the Fundy Isles", Grand Manan island is indeed a gem. If shopping or night life is your thing, Grand Manan is perhaps not the place for you. If, however, you enjoy peaceful surroundings, stunning coastal scenery, hiking, birding, whale watching and friendly people, this is the place for you. If you plan to camp on Grand... More 

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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This island is the best place on earth, hands down. Peaceful, scenic, wonderful food, friendly people. You name it. My family has been vacationing here for over 20 years now, it still hasn't gotten old. There's still so much to do and see and experience. Great place to whale watch. Great places to stay where it's quiet, clean, good rates.... More 

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