Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan

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Take in stunning vistas and picturesque beauty at Swallowtail Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the region. Established in 1860, the active structure still boasts its original wooden tower, a rare sight these days. You'll need to descend over 50 stairs, traverse a wooden footbridge, and hike a gravel path to reach the lighthouse, but you'll be rewarded with fine views and a picnic area to enjoy a light snack. Bring along your binoculars and watch for eagles, seals, and even whales. Take a look at our Grand Manan vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Swallowtail Lighthouse and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Great place for a short walk along the newer boardwalk to the lighthouse. Fabulous views in the Bay of Fundy. Caution to older folks that you will have to descend and return up a Flight of 54 steep st...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    It's a bit of a walk so be prepared for that. Nice view, worth it to stop. Take your camera for some great shots!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Nice little hike out to the lighthouse which offers some nice views. Lots of great historical information on the lighthouse and staff there to provide a tour.  more »
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  • July 4, 2016
    A must-see if visiting Grand Manan. It's a small hike from the parking lot to the lighthouse but well worth it for the views. If you go at the right time, you can watch the ferries come and go.
  • June 18, 2017
    It was a good walk
  • September 10, 2016
    Amazing place to see lighthouse,cliffs,suspension bridge,forest,camping grounds and Atlantic Ocean
  • March 24, 2016
    Great walk to a very picturesque location. Interesting also. Avoid if fog horn is sounding.
  • November 14, 2015
    This is an amazing place to visit. Perfect spot to watch the sunrise and the ferry come and go as it passes by. Best of all you can get a really good wifi signal in and around this area!

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