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Things to do in Swans Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Grocery or Supermarket
“Swan’s Island originally had a sizable general store that burned quite some years ago. Leaving islanders with little ability to purchase food unless they went off on the ferry...until the wonderful people of TIMS opened their doors! You can anything and everything here as well as a great take-out in the warm months and UPS/FedEx pick up!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“Collection of books and movies you might want to check out on rainy days. High speed Wi-fi. Check the website for activities for kids, poetry readings, and craft fairs”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Amazing views and opportunities to tour the Lighthouse, wander the trails, and learn some Swans Island history”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fine Sand Beach. Short drive and 10 minute, wooded walk to a lovely beach on Toothaker Bay.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Pristine fresh water quarry. Perfect for swimming on a sunny day. Diving off the granite cliffs. Have a picnic using one of the stationary grills.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Fun hike into the center of the island with a cool rock formation. Follow the cairns that mark the trail. Geocaching opportunties!”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The museum features antique fishing equipment and old-time fishing techniques for cod, haddock, mackerel, halibut, swordfish, herring and lobster. A century-long collection of lobster gear, historic navigation equipment, boat models and photographs are all on display. There is a Natural History Museum adjacent to the Lobster & Marine Museum.”
  • 1 local recommends
School
“Playground, Basketball court and a field for soccer. There are often pick up soccer games in the summer... ask around. This is also the starting point for the annual summer Swans Island 5K race”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Tradition is to pick a favorite stone & bring back to Breakaway to place in the wood stove surround.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Odd Fellows Hall hosts community events all summer long including Sunday Pancake Breakfasts and the Sweet Chariot Music Festival ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“A nice hike along an old logging road. Great spot for bird watching. You're almost certain to see bald eagles. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Post Office
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Summer Schedule Varies. Be sure to check out photo of Ferry Schedule on this Airbnb page. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature