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Great views from the tower

The Light house is a must stop when on Swans Island. You have great views, and a nice little... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Hampden, Maine
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A big slice of Heaven!

Swans Island may not be everyones "cup of tea", but it suits us just fine. The simplicity of life... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
kalamazoo, mi
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Take a local ferry to this small island, which makes a nice day or half-day destination.
Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The Light house is a must stop when on Swans Island. You have great views, and a nice little hiking trial at you disposal. There is parking and a bathroom.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Swans Island may not be everyones "cup of tea", but it suits us just fine. The simplicity of life there and the absence of traditional touristy attractions are just what is needed for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Walt the many miles of trails...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank jamiek830
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We were fortunate to find this location and actually stay in the lightkeepers apartment at the Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse. There is not enugh room in this reveiw to describe how wonderful we thought the location, the accomodations and the serenity of this location were....More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank bradybunch123
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry and visited Swans Island the last day of our stay in Maine. The ferry ride to the island and back was a perfect opportunity to relax. I just love the sea. The lobster museum next to the ferry terminal is a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
7  Thank alenebbia
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Harbor Watch Inn. Only 4 rooms, two with kitchens (which helps since they are no restaurants on the island). Was a simple place, but great location and view. We really enjoyed our stay. Arrived to an open door and a note saying...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Robinn33701
Reviewed May 30, 2017

If you love lighthouses, don't miss this one. The purpose of all our beacons has saved many mariners and all deserve a token of respect.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank USPS497
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We visited Swan's Island in 2002 without a plan, a day trip, without a car. We immediately knew we wanted to return, we returned in 2003, rented for the month of September. Weather was beautiful, hiking was great, views were better than anticipated. In 2004,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Jim S
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Enjoyed the ferry over to Swans Island as a day trip while we were staying in Bass Harbor. The boat ride took an enjoyable half hour to make the crossing and it was interesting to see Acadia National Park from the water. Swans Island is...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank Martina C
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My first time on the island, and the people were so welcoming! Can't wait to get back on the isle and walk the trails and indulge in the amazing lobster!!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank SteveBattista
Reviewed June 24, 2016

I loved the ferry ride over from Bass Harbor (inhale the beach roses -- aka the rosa rugosa by the ferry terminal) to Swan's Island. It took about 40 minutes. You really get a feel for the classic rugged beauty of this part of Maine...More

Date of experience: June 2016
6  Thank Sandra G
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