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Grand Manan Island

New Brunswick, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 262 Attractions in New Brunswick
Type: Islands
Activities: Hiking, Whale watching, Kayaking, Birdwatching, Camping
Traveler Description: PEACEFUL, SERENE, RELAXING, PARADISE ON EARTH, A PIECE OF HEAVEN........these are all words/phrases to describe Grand Manan Island off the coast of... more »
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Coldwater ON
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

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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Muscat, Oman
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

What a place. Just go relax and unwind. No crowds just lovely beaches, althought the water can be chilly even in the summer, fantastic people and no nightlife. Make sure you visit the bakery I'm sure you will.

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Fredericton, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We decided to go to Grand Manan on a whim for a long weekend. We got a spot on the ferry no problem and found a campsite that day as well. Lucky for us the weather held up and it didn't rain until we were leaving. I think there is a pretty good chance of being fogged in quite often... More

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Brunswick, ME
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Grand Manan is a beautiful island worth a visit. Peaceful, not a lot to do if you are into finding pubs or nightlife. Yet for nature lovers this is the spot to walk the trails, Whale Cove, Net Point, Stanley Beach, and you must walk to Swallowtail Lighthouse. Everyone we met was very friendly. helpful, and greatly added to our... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Grand Manan was a true fisherman's town. It was very peaceful and filled with locals. There are shops and cafes that support local commerce and the views are breathtaking. Every way you turn is a postcard view. Dinner spots are not abundant but there are many great spots for a morning cup of joe. If you want a low key,... More

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Belleville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you're looking for a peaceful quite place to stay this is it. You can hike bike walk the beaches or explore the craft shops. There aren't crowds of people everywhere. This be this beautiful gem of an island is worth the trip. We will be going back.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a beautiful island for people who enjoy nature. Lots of trails and beach line(rocky) to hike. Plenty to do on the water. Lots of birds. On the chilly side of course, but very beautiful. Some great cottages to rent. Be sure to go to the lobster place where they raise and harvest lobsters. You can actually stand on... More

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You do not need a tropical Island to find Paradise. If you are looking to unwind, escape the hustle and bustle and take a step back in time to a more innocent time, where time is kept by the sounding of the Ferry's horn and the rise and fall of the tide....Grand Manan is your perfect destination. No malls, No... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

if you are looking for an authentic, quaint get away that also has the benefit of a friendly, helpful and kind community, Grand Manan is the place. Lovely shop keepers, great local eateries and scenic places to explore. This was my second year visiting and I hope to return for many more. I am not letting a bad cottage rental... More

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