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Eagle Hill Nature Trail, Roosevelt-Campobello International Park

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Campobello Island


Campobello Island is the third largest Fundy Island after Grand Manan and Deer Island. The island is only 14 km long and about 5 km wide and has a provincial park and an international park with many hiking trails. The parks cover almost half of the island. Campobello cannot be accessed directly from mainland New Brunswick. The two ways to access the island are by ferry from Deer Island and by a bridge from the Lubec, Maine.

After crossing the bridge from Maine, you enter the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. This park is unique because it is jointly operated by both Canada and the United States. The park has old buildings that used to be summer homes for the Roosevelts and their neighbors. A large part of the park is a large natural area with trails that explore the bogs, forests, and coastline on the southern part of the island. You can climb up to the lookout platform on Eagle Hill to watch the sun rise, hike out to the Sunweep statue on Ragged Point on the Sunsweep Trail, or look for seals, eagles, and seabirds from one of the lookout platforms on Liberty Point. There are also several beaches to explore like Raccoon Beach and Lower Duck Pond Beach.

Just past Roosevelt Park, Herring Cove Provincial Park stretches almost entirely across the middle of the island. The park is mainly dominated for old spruce forest but includes Herring Cove Beach on one shore. Herring Cove Beach is a long, steep gravel beach that stretches along the Bay of Fundy on one side and the long narrow Lake Glensevern on the other side. Other features include a large erratic boulder called Rock of Gibraltar that was left by the glaciers, and the history of when the Roosevelts used the trails to get to the beach.

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On the Sunsweep Trail overlooking Raccoon Beach


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Page Last Updated: January 20, 2024.