Welcome to Campobello
Located in New Brunswick, but off the Coast of Maine on the Bay of Fundy, Campobello Island is the former summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and home of an International Park that attracts thousands of visitors each summer.
This island will capture your heart with breathtaking views, hikes filled with unspoiled nature, fresh seafood, beautiful beaches, whale watching adventures, lighthouses, art galleries, shops and incredible history and culture.
Things to do
Walk in the steps of the Roosevelts. Franklin D. Roosevelt spent many summers at his cottage on Campobello Island. The magnificent 34-room residence is the centerpiece of Roosevelt Campobello International Park - a combination of indoor/outdoor sites that is renowned internationally. Tour the cottage and flower gardens. Play croquet on the lawn. Experience “Tea with Eleanor” where you can learn about the fascinating First Lady while enjoying a cup of tea. Take in the ocean and lighthouse views while enjoying a picnic on the beach. These grounds are alive with history and culture.
Being home to the Campobello Whale Rescue Team that has saved over 30 whales from fishing entanglements, Campobello is the perfect spot to embark on a guided whale watching tour. You’ll have the opportunity to see rare finbacks, humpbacks, minkes and even the Atlantic right whales. You might also spot seals, puffins and magnificent American bald eagles in their natural habitat. Oh - and don’t forget the Old Sow whirlpool, the largest and most powerful marine whirlpool in North America.
Explore the lighthouses of Campobello Island. Built in 1829, Head Harbour Lightstation is the second-oldest lighthouse in the province, while Mulholland Lighthouse was constructed in 1885, serving as a guide for small coastal boats, passenger ships and freighters.
Roosevelt Campobello International Park trails lead through to many beautiful locations designed to offer short hikes or moderate to long hikes when travelled in combination. Herring Cove Provincial Park offers hikers a continued path, meeting and intertwining with those of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Herring Cove offers six trails of varied lengths, filled with breathtaking sights and access to an old logging road once used by the Roosevelt Family - not your average hiking trails!
Island Way of Life
Explore the island’s artisans and gift shops, local characters and delicious restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and fresh seafood.