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Grand Manan Island

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Address: , New Brunswick, Canada
Phone Number: 5066621999
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Activities: Whale watching, Hiking, Kayaking, Birdwatching, Camping
Description: Scenic island where author Willa Cather summered.

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Beautiful Island

Our ferry ride from Blacks Harbour to Grand Manan Island took about 1 1/2 hours. This was the first ferry ride we had been on. It was a bit foggy on the way over but it cleared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Chardon, Ohio, United States

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our ferry ride from Blacks Harbour to Grand Manan Island took about 1 1/2 hours. This was the first ferry ride we had been on. It was a bit foggy on the way over but it cleared just before we reached the island. We stayed 2 nights but I wanted to stay longer. We chatted with an islander on the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We make plans to go here every year when we visit New Brunswick. My kids love the ferry ride and it is a peaceful and tranquil place to spend some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you want an out of the way relaxing experience Grand Manan is it! Perfect location for hiking, biking or grabbing a coffee and watching the boats.

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stay a couple of days..lots to see...or just relax on one of the any beaches..some very good for finding sea glass..

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Grand Manan is a beautiful island. The rocky coastlines are beautiful. We also visited 3 light houses and had great times at all three. We saw a seal out in the water off of the North Head one. Stanley's Beach was a wonderful place to look for sea glass. We camped at Anchorage and enjoyed that. If you want to... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We loved Grand Manan Island but we were extremely disappointed with our accommodations. I contacted Kaye, of Hole-in-the-Wall campground in December or January and made arrangements to rent her annex building on Grand Manan Island. In February, she contacted me telling me that a group who regularly rents the main house at the time we would be visiting contacted her... More 

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Irishtown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I along with my sister and sister-in-law vacationed on Grand-Manan Island 2 years ago and absolutely LOVED IT. We camped at Hole-in the Wall Campground on the Cliff Edge site. Spectacular views and quietness. If you want to get a away from it all and truly relax, we strongly suggest you visit Grand Manan.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wow! What a place. There is so much to do on this little island. I wish I could have stayed longer. We biked the length of the island, took a free ferry to another (smaller) island, went to the soft sandy beach, visited lighthouses, hiked, camped, visited amazing local coffee shops, and ate scallops that were caught the day before... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are truly looking for a place to recharge, this is it. So many beaches (for walking) Not a great place for swimming as the Bay of Fundy waters are on the cold side. But great for beach combing. We went whale watching and it was spectacular. Great little restaurants and the people are so friendly. Absolutely wonderful island.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We camped on the island for a week. Weather ranged from 16 to 26 degrees celsius, and there was always a lovely breeze. We enjoyed walking on the various beaches and exploring the lighthouses around the island. Sunsets were fabulous and we also saw a whale and porpoises from the lookout. The population is small, and we kept bumping into... More 

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