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Friars Bay Motel Campobello Island

Driving Directions

Friars Bay Motel is approximately a 6 hour drive from Boston. 4 hours from Portland. 2 hours from Bangor. 1 hour from St. Stephen.

From the States, travel I-95 to Bangor, Maine. Take Route 1A to Ellsworth. From there take Route 1 to Whiting. Turn right onto Route 189 to Lubec. Cross the International Bridge to Campobello Island.

From Canada, take Route 1 from Saint John N.B. or Route 3 from Fredericton N.B. to St Stephen N.B. From there, cross the border to Calais, Maine and follow Route 1 south to Whiting. Turn left onto 189 to Lubec. Cross the International Bridge to Campobello Island.

Travel to Campobello is also available by Ferry. View the ferry schedule here.

About Campobello Island

Friars Bay Motel rests on the shore of Friars Bay in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. This peaceful island where President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summered and to which he referred to as his “Beloved Island” is home to beautiful landscapes and breathtaking waterfront scenery.

Campobello is home to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Spend a day here and visit the Roosevelt Cottage, tour beautiful flower gardens, walk paths overlooking the bay and shoreline, and picnic on the beach.

Mulholland Point light is located close to the FDR Memorial Bridge. A nearby picnic area offers a view of the Channel Lighthouse and the islands and waters of Johnson Bay.

At the far northeastern end of Campobello is the Head Harbour Lightstation. This lighthouse overlooks the Bay of Fundy from a rocky point that becomes an island at high tide.

Herring Cove Provincial Park is located on the eastern side of the island and has campgrounds, hiking trails, a mile-long beach, golf course, and restaurant.

Campobello is a Canadian island. Passports are required!