Parks, Festivals, Events, Hiking, Biking, Tours and Whales
Walk in the steps of the Roosevelts! Offering daily programs, historic tours and 2800 acres of natural beauty. Open daily from 10am to 6pm (AST) starting May 25th, 2024. The park will be open until Mid October.
Franklin D. Roosevelt spent many enjoyable vacations at his summer home on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy. His magnificent 34-room residence is today the centerpiece of Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, preserved as a memorial and as a symbol of the close friendship between Canada and the United States. Owned, funded, staffed, and administered by the peoples of both Canada and the United States, Roosevelt Campobello International Park is enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Visitors are welcomed to the Park in the Edmund S. Muskie Visitor Center, where panels, displays, and a short video interpret the Roosevelt story from the time Franklin Roosevelt and his parents first visited Campobello through his battle with polio, his presidency, and the establishment of the Park. Guides respond to informational requests and sell a limited number of souvenirs.
In addition to the Roosevelt Cottage, the Park Commission has acquired and restored four other "cottages" dating from the same period.
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The park is located on the eastern side of the island and is accessible by bridge from Lubec, 100 km from St Stephen, NB. Campobello may also be reached by ferry from Deer Island in the summer.
A challenging nine hole Golf Course with Clubhouse, Dining and Gift Shop
Parts of the course overlooks the mile long beach. This is a 9-hole course fully equipped with golf carts, putting green, pro-shop, club rental, driving range, and clubhouse with a licensed restaurant.
Herring Cove Provincial Park has four tent cabins for those who want the tenting experience without hauling their own tents. The tent cabins are shelter, but do not contain washrooms,(Use the camper facilities) but they do have electrical power. Cabins are outfitted with wooden bed frames to accommodate your air mattress and/or sleeping bags on. They are extremely popular so book early!
There are 88 campsites some wooded, some in an open field near the playground, and some water view. There are pull-through sites available for the larger RVs. Sites 1 through 40 have electrical hook-ups. Individual sites have fire pits and the public washrooms are clean. The washrooms are also wheelchair accessible and pets are welcome. There is a washer and dryer onsite as well as a dumping station.
The abundant wildlife include various species of birds such as osprey, eagles, and blue
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Visit Head Harbour/East Quoddy Lighthouse and Mulholland Lighthouse
Climb the stairs, traverse the paths and walk the ocean floor at low tide to cross over to touch Head Harbour/East Quoddy. This is not an easy path but it is one that is well worth the adventure.
If you are unable to make the crossing due to tidal times or other limitations, let us recommend a Whale Watching tour! Each boat in the area sails by the Island as well as the whales.
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Drive up and Park beside Mullholland Lighthouse to view the bridge, Seals in the Narrows, Get information at view the Marine Interpretation Center, Find Seaglass and walk the Rocky shore. Feel the close connection to the neighboring town of Lubec, Maine.
View West Quoddy Lighthouse and the Lubec Channel Light (The Spark Plug) both owned by Maine, from the southern shores and lookout points of Campobello Island.
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Riddle's Whale Watch Cruises operate a state-of-the-art boat designed for turbulent North Atlantic weather. It is equipped with all required safety equipment and inspected annually by the Coast Guard. For your comfort, the boat is equipped with padded seats.
Campobello Island is the Gateway to the Bay of Fundy. A guided marine tour, providing the opportunity to view rare, finback whales, humpbacks, minkes, rare Atlantic Right Whales, seals, puffins and magnificent American Bald Eagles in their natural habitat surrounding. Lighthouse tours, romantic sunset tours, fishing charters,bird-watching and photography tours are available. You can view the Old Sow whirlpool, the largest and most powerful marine whirlpool in North America. A 100% money-back guarantee during the season from July 15th through October 15th.
Cash or e-transfer accepted. Two tours Daily!
Departure from the convenient North Road wharf on Campobello Island and Leonardville Wharf on Deer Island.
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Whether you have been on Campobello before or this will be your first visit, you will enjoy our comprehensive Island Discovery Tour..
We offer guided Campobello tours for individuals and groups. You will meet our van at the Roosevelt Park Visitor Centre, or we can pick you up at your accommodation. We will show you around to all the hidden-away gems, and will lead you to the beautiful view points and the historic lighthouses. En route you will learn about historical facts and today's island-living.
You might see seals playing in the water and Eagles soaring high. In fact, over 150 species of birds have been spotted.
Tours available (Reservations recommended)
3 hrs. van sightseeing across the entire island
CA$48/person or US$35.00/person (+15% HST)
Areas we will visit: Friars Head, Liberty Point, Roosevelt Campobello International Park Natural Area, Head Harbour, East Quoddy Light House Area.
There is a speedboat connection from/to St.Andrews.
We pick up visitors arriving by boat at all Campobello landings and offer transfers between any Campobello locations!
Please call ahead for your booking
We are looking forward to meeting you.
Peter and Beatrix
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