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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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Don't miss the other jewel - White Head Island

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
beamer207
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Freeport, Maine
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Freeport, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Muscat, Oman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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