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Grand Manan

Lighthouses · Dolphin & Whale Watching · State Parks
Grand Manan Island is a Canadian island, and the largest of the Fundy Islands in the Bay of Fundy. It is the primary island in the Grand Manan Archipelago, sitting at the boundary between the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic coast. Grand Manan is jurisdictionally part of Charlotte County in the province of New Brunswick.The island lends its name to Grand Manan Parish and the Village of Grand Manan, which has an elected mayor and council; the village includes all of the parish except White Head Island. As of 2016, the village had a population of 2,360.GeographyGrand Manan rests in the midwestern end of the Bay of Fundy, a body of water between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and home to some of the most extreme tides in the world. It is 32 kilometres south of Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. The point on the mainland closest to the island is in Washington County, Maine, near the town of Lubec, the easternmost point of the continental United States. Grand Manan is 15km from Maine across the Grand Manan Channel. Grand Manan is 34km long and has a maximum width of 18km with an area of 137km2.
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Where to stay in Grand Manan

Most accommodations on Grand Manan sit close to the ferry port. You'll find both quant heritage hotels and standard guesthouses and motels. In the rural areas around the island, large inns and resorts with rental cottages cater to those with deeper pockets. If you wish to explore the landscape and the area's abundant hiking trails, consider basing your trip at one of the island's scenically located campgrounds.
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