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Drive through Blacks Harbour and continue on route 176 following the signs for Grand Manan. At the end of the road you will come to the ferry terminal. The Ferry leaves every four hours. For more information on the ferry schedule or rates go to the Coastal Transport website.
Grand Manan Island is hands down one of the best places in the province to hike. The island is only 25 kilometers in length from tip to tip but it has close to 100 kilometers of hiking trails on it and adjacent smaller islands. The island is split by a fault line, which makes the geology fascinating. The flatter part of the island to the east has origins in sedimentary rocks. Black spires to west show its history as ancient volcanos. The island has several lighthouses, endless opportunities for viewing seabirds, amazing coastal views, and the hospitality of the locals is the best part.
The Heritage Trails of Grand Manan book is now available for order below. It can also be purchased on the island at the Whale and Seabird Research Station, Island Arts and Crafts, Grand Isle Pharmacy, Harbour Gifts in Grand Harbour, and the Grand Manan Museum.
A Walk with Bed & Board by Alan Popisil. 1977. Backpacker Magazine. Thanks to Greg McHone for scanning some of the history of the island at Antique Magazine Articles and Post Cards about Grand Manan.
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Page Last Updated November 25, 2017.