Activities on Swans Island
from Atlantic to Minturn or-for a
glimpse of the sea on both sides-to Swans Island Village. Bring your own bicycle or rent a bike on the mainland and take advantage of the islands,
varied roads. Biking is a great way to take in Swans Island's
it the fishing villages along Burntcoat Harbor, the fine white
and the rocky shoreline, the spruce woods, or peddling out to the
for a picnic, there are plenty of sites to keep you busy.
island is replete with good hiking spots. Take the trail from the
Place to Irish Point or hike up Goose Pond Mountain or Big
Mountain for a
panoramic view of the Atlantic. Download island map with hiking trails.
Built in the 1800s, this lighthouse was
manually until 1974 when it was automated. About four and a half
from the ferry (hilly going by bicycle), the lighthouse marks the
to Burntcoat Harbor. At the southern tip of the bustling little
community of Swans Island Village, Burntcoat Harbor is one of the
protected harbors on the Maine Coast. This is a good picnic site
picturesque views of the harbor as well as Harbor Island across
channel and, to the west, Gooseberry and Marshall Islands.
Local theater group presents a variety of plays throughout the year. See www.hockamockplayers.com for more information and schedule.
LOBSTER & MARINE MUSEUM:
Visit this unique museum to see old-time fishing equipment and techniques for native fish and lobster. On display are lobster gear, historic navigation equipment, boat models and photographs. A Natural History Museum is next door to the Lobster & Marine Museum.
you can withstand the cold temperature of the water, Fine Sand
the southwest side of the island, is a great swimming spot. For
hardy, a walk along the beach can prove as enjoyable. You can also swim in the quarry pond. The quarry was last operated in 1925 when granite was taken out on ships and used for cobblestones in major eastern cities.
Fine Sand Beach
The Quarry Pond
See swansisland.org for a complete list of everything to do on the island.