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“Beautiful and historical”
Review of Campobello Island

Campobello Island
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We went as a family over the summer and was not disappointed. The entrance to Canada from the bridge was quick and easy. Once in Canada, we stopped at a little information building and the lady gentleman there told us all about the island and gave us some pointers on places to see with the kids. We went to the Roosevelt cottage first and ended up spending about 3 hrs there. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable and encouraged our kids to ask as many questions they wanted. We were even able to take photographs of the interior of the house (can't do that in the US). Then we walked the short distance to the other summer home and took a quick tour as well. There was a tea going on in the main room but we were able to walk about the area on our own. The views were breathtaking! We went down to what is left of the docking area where President Roosevelt would arrive by boat and my husband and kids took to skipping rocks across the water while I sat and enjoyed the peace and quiet. We learned a lot about life during the Roosevelt years and enjoyed the family time. Will definitely go again!

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

My husband and I visited Campobello Island 2012 and it was just beautiful. The drive up to the light house at the tip of the island was just wonderful. We saw eagles everywhere, the ocean was so very blue, the fall foliage brilliant. I've always wanted to go there and the chance to do this on a trip we made to New England last fall worked out so well. We drove over from Maine on the bridge that connects the island to the US but understand there is a ferry you can also catch from New Brunswick. Don't miss this place for a nice day trip or a few days stay.

Thank Kay D
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

I recently went to Deer Island and we wanted to go to Campobello Island. When we found out the ferry cost. We were turned off. The reason we did not enter the states one of the people with me did not have their passport. So in a sense because some one can not afford a passport cost. Canada and NB limited our adventure.

1  Thank Cheryl B
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We heard about "Tea with Eleanor" on Maine Public Radio so we signed up as soon as we got to the park. The program is free and held twice daily each time for 20 people. Not only were we served delicious tea and home made cookies, but we were thoroughly entertained by two ladies who regaled us with stories about Eleanor Roosevelt. Many related to her life on and off Campobello Island, and perhaps the most moving stories were those they'd gathered from other participants in the Tea, telling how Eleanor Roosevelt had impacted their families' lives.
The Park itself is wonderful, lovely hikes and interesting to see the cottage where the Roosevelt family lived.

3  Thank HildegardeG
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Our visit to Campobello was very memorable. We stayed at the Whale Watcher Motel and enjoy our hosts Fran and Jim. We enjoyed it here so much we extended our stay another day. We had tea with Eleanor at the Peace Park. This is a must. Just get there early to get a ticket as they only have 20 places at each of two sittings. The tour of the houses and grounds was amazing. We ate at the Family Restaurant several times and had very good and reasonable meals. We also went on the Island Cruises to see whales. We visited both lighthouses but, doid not walk out to East Quoddy. We went sand glass hunting on the beach. That was interesting as we had never done that before. We also drove the entire island and enjoyed the scenery and some of the vistas. They were breathtaking. We hope to return.

2  Thank Richard F
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