There are more than 18 interesting and well marked trails on Grand Manan covering approximately 70 kilometers of shoreline, cliffside and beaches, that can be hiked or cycled. These vary in length from as little as 30 minutes to day long to overnight.
Detailed descriptions, with section maps can be found in HERITAGE TRAILS AND FOOTPATHS ON GRAND MANAN ISLAND, New Brunswick, Canada, 2006 edition. By Bob Stone, editor.
Bicycles can be rented locally for use along the road system. Numerous unmarked all-terrain vehicle trails also criss-cross the western side of Grand Manan.
Trail Map – PDF (informational only, not meant as a guide but merely where hiking trails can be found.)
In addition, trails are located at the Anchorage Provincial Park and at North Head Campground and Park (formally Hole-in-the-Wall Park) that are not included in the Heritage Trails and Footpaths.
Numerous other unmarked all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails also crisscross the western side of Grand Manan.
If you are interested in lighthouses, you can use this as a guide: Lighthouse Trail – PDF
CYCLING: Both on road and off is a rewarding activity with many places to explore, photograph or just absorb the scenic vistas. Many of the endless ATV trails are suitable for mountain biking, but can range from gentle to strenuous, often following fabulous coastlines. Most of the roads on Grand Manan Island are paved. Other islands are also accessible and suitable for bicycles including White Head Island (by ferry, paved roads), Ross Island (tidal crossing at low water, gravel roads) or Wood Island (boat charter required, gravel roads) Bicycles can be rented on the island or bring your own. Special rates apply for the ferry if coming by bicycle. There is no charge for the White Head Island ferry.
TRAILS NEWSLETTERS ARCHIVE: Newsletters written by the Grand Manan Trails Committee. These contain helpful information about the trails, wildlife, geology and other topics. The Trails Committee is a volunteer organization that looks after the trails on the island. They offer trails to be adopted so individuals can help with their maintenance. All of the trails are checked in the spring.