Campobello is an island jewel, with the feeling of faraway, but close to home and accessible. The island is ringed with lighthouses standing sentinel over the craggy, rockbound coast, and covered with rich, vibrant greenspace, dotted with small villages and traditional homes.
Whales spend the summer feeding just off the shore, seals swim in the channel between Lubec and the island, and eagles soar majestically overhead in the clear, salt-tinged air. Moose and deer roam the forestland, and the Provincial Park boasts an accessible arctic bog.
Fisherman ply their trade from sheltered harbours, bringing fresh fish and Lobster to island markets and restaurants daily. Guesthouses and intimate inns lie by the shore and a superb golf course boast views of Grand Manan Island and the Bay of Fundy tees and greens.
Whale watch cruises, sunset lighthouse tours and deep-sea fishing boats leave throughout the season from Head Harbour, North Road Wharf and Wilson's Beach Pier. More information about Campobello Island can be found at www.visitcampobello.com
The restored estate of Franklin D Roosevelt's family stands in an International Park administered by the United States and Canada. The home of FDR's boyhood summers offers tours of buildings and grounds, as well as being able to host summer conferences and events. Don't miss a visit to www.fdr.net
Campobello Island lies just across The Narrows from the United States, accessible via the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and a quiet hassel-free border crossing where visitors from the US require passports for entry.