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Swallowtail Lighthouse

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Address: 50 Lighthouse Rd | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 2A2, Canada
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Lighthouse tour group - excellent!

I was the coordinator for a tour of 21 lighthouse enthusiasts from the US visiting lighthouses of New Brunswick, including Grand Manan Island. The folks at Swallowtail Lighthouse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Faros
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was the coordinator for a tour of 21 lighthouse enthusiasts from the US visiting lighthouses of New Brunswick, including Grand Manan Island. The folks at Swallowtail Lighthouse have done an extraordinary job of restoring and preserving this historic tower and station. Lovely grounds and scenic views. One of the best preserved historic lighthouses we saw on our tour. Oh... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite place on Grand Manan and one of the most beautiful lighthouse scenes you will find. It has been completely overhauled by a few of the local G.M. residents and they have done a fantastic job. The charge to go up to the top of the lighthouse was a bit lame but just being out by the lighthouse was... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful location. So nice to see it is being so well maintained. Walking paths to get there are great. Would be so nice if there was a washroom there for visitors. Not to be missed on Grand Manan.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This magnificent lighthouse is now open to get inside. It's huge. The lighthouse now has a new boardwalk around and to and from the keeper's house.

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Thank Don R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

One of the first things you see approaching the north side of Grand Manan by ferry is the Swallowtail Lighthouse and you are immediately intrigued by it's presence on the tip of the island and the bridge walkway to get to the lighthouse. On our second day on the island, we drove to the access for the walking trip to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is an interesing walk along the boardwalks. There are many boards explaining the history of life on the lighthouse through the years. We saw loads of butterflies and a shoal of herring in the bay. The peninsula has panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy.

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Barrington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Makes one think and wonder how mariners of long ago could navigate these waters without the use of modern technology. This lighthouse and many others were needed for their safety. A beautiful site.

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Goderich, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Swallowtail Lighthouse is an interesting place to visit on Grand Manan. The location is very dramatic and quite high up. We hiked out to it and were quite thrilled at the height of the point it is situated on. Watched the passing ferry, and talked to some young people who were staying in the keeper's house. We also got... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

a must see on a clear day as is a lot of coastal sites ,but this one is literally 2 mins off the ferry in North Head . The sun rise is breath taking from this spot and the view is beautiful . There is a a stairway down to the light house and a bridge and board walk to... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

we hiked from cliff #27 at Hole in the Wall camground, great HIKE.. what a gorgeous place to stay and visit. need more than ONE night........New Brunswick is Awesome!!!!

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