Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Down East

Connected by bridge to Lubec, Campobello Island – actually in New Brunswick, Canada – was the summering destination of former US president Franklin D Roosevelt. A visitor center and memorabilia-filled rooms in his summer cottage are open to the public from Memorial Day (last Monday in May) to Columbus Day (second Monday in October), while the surrounding trail-filled park is open year-round, offering fabulous coastal views and picnic areas. The park is jointly administered by the US and Canada.

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2. Edmund S Muskie Visitor Centre

0.06 MILES

A good introduction to Campobello Island's Roosevelt attractions is this visitor center, which has exhibitions on FDR and a small auditorium that screens…

3. Roosevelt Cottage

0.12 MILES

The highlight of a trip to Campobello Island is a visit to the 34-room 'cottage' where Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt spent many fine summers. Free guided…

4. Eleanor's Tea

0.21 MILES

Knowledgeable guides tell colorful stories about Eleanor Roosevelt during a memorable one-hour talk held in the Wells-Shober Cottage (a five-minute walk…

5. Mulholland Park Lighthouse


A favorite spot for seal-watching, the diminutive Mulholland Lighthouse was built in 1884 to guide ships through Lubec Narrows. Next door the Marine…

6. Herring Cove Provincial Park

1.53 MILES

On the southeastern side of the island, Herring Cove Provincial Park has 10km of walking trails and a rocky-sandy beach arching for 1.5km. A century ago,…

7. McCurdy Smokehouse Museum

1.54 MILES

On Lubec's main drag, this photogenic wood-and-shingle complex was one of over 40 herring smokehouses operating in the area during the 19th century. Here,…

8. Mulholland Gallery

1.54 MILES

This small, one-room gallery stages changing exhibitions throughout the warm months. It's a fine place to discover local arts and artisans (with many…