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. To visit Swallowtail Lighthouse and other attractions in Grand Manan, use our Grand Manan tour itinerary planning tool .
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  • This lighthouse is at the end of the road on the island at the end near the ferry. The light is still working. It is a bit of a walk out to the light itself from the parking area however it is worth i...  more »
  • On a BEAUTIFUL day on the island..we walked up to the Swallowtail Lighthouse. So very well preserved & still fully functioning to keep the ships & the crew safe!! Great history posted on the signs!! T...  more »
  • Go up top and scan the ocean for waves. We meandered around for a half an hour soaking up the ambience. Well worth it.  more »
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  • 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.
  • It was a good walk
  • Amazing place to see lighthouse,cliffs,suspension bridge,forest,camping grounds and Atlantic Ocean
  • Great walk to a very picturesque location. Interesting also. Avoid if fog horn is sounding.
  • 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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