Grand Manan Island

Sights

Top ChoiceLighthouse in Grand Manan Island

Swallowtail Lighthouse

Clinging to the clifftop about 1km north of the ferry wharf, atmospheric Swallowtail Lighthouse (1860) is the island's signature vista. Climb down 53 stairs and across a wooden footbridge to enter. Inside you'll...

Museum in Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Historical Museum

This museum makes a good destination on a foggy day. Its diverse collection of local artifacts provides a quick primer on island history. You can see a display on shipwreck lore and the original kerosene lamp...

Landmark in Grand Manan Island

Fishing Weirs

Those round contraptions of wooden posts that you see dotting the waters around Grand Manan are based on the design of ancient fishing traps; some of those you see date back to the 19th century. They were...

Historic Site in Grand Manan Island

Seal Cove

For a century, smoked herring was king on Grand Manan. A thousand men and women worked splitting, stringing and drying fish in 300 smokehouses up and down the island. The last smokehouse shut down in 1996 but you...

Gallery in Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Art Gallery

Housed in what looks like a 1970s church, this lovely, nonprofit local gallery showcases local and regional artists, as well as well-known historic and emerging figures. Exhibits change regularly. Watch for a...

Museum in Grand Manan Island

Whale & Seabird Research Station

Protecting North Atlantic right whales, disentangling harbor porpoises from herring weir and deciphering the mysteries of pelagic seabirds are just some of what keeps this group busy. Visit their station to learn...