The 7 Natural Wonders of the Two Nation Vacation

From a mountain peak that catches the rays of America’s first sunrise, to the largest whirlpool in the western hemisphere, to the world’s highest tides—the Two Nation Vacation doesn’t just share untouched wilderness, it casts a spell that will take your breath away.

Here are the top 7 must-see natural wonders in the land beyond borders:

Acadia National Park

Along the rugged coast of Maine you’ll find the 47,000 acres of granite-topped mountains, lush forests, lakes, ponds, and spectacular coastal views of Acadia National Park. For early birds, a hike to the top of the park’s Cadillac Mountain is a must. It’s the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard, which gives you the chance to see the first sunrise in the United States. Spoiler alert: it’s awesome!

 

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Twitching for a great wildlife outing? Then plan a trip to the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. With diverse habitats spread over four mainland areas and 61 islands, you’ll have the chance to see endangered and threatened species, colonial nesting seabirds, wading birds, and waterfowl. And don’t be surprised if a seal or two pops up to say hello. 

Whale-watching

No Two Nation Vacation is complete without saying Whale hello there to some Humpbacks, Minkes, Finbacks, or even the rare Right Whale. Seeing these gentle giants jump, play, and sing in the waves is truly unforgettable. Plus, there are plenty of ways to get up close and personal with these friendly locals.

Humpback Whale, New Brunswick

Humpback Whale, New Brunswick

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Owned by a queen and roamed by a president – Campobello Island is a magical place that’s home to Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Explore the park’s forests, bogs, and magnificent seashore vistas as well as the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s impressive summer home and you’ll understand why he came back to this beautiful spot again and again.

 

FDR's summer cottage on Campobello Island, now an International Park, shared by Canada and the US.

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Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Old Sow Whirlpool

Off the southwestern shore of Deer Island, New Brunswick, and the northeastern shore of Moose Island, Maine, you’ll find the Old Sow Whirlpool – the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world. Formed by the tides, one estimate puts the whirlpool’s diameter at approximately 76 metres or 250 feet!

Fundy National Park

If you want phenomenal, you have to stop at Fundy! With deep forests, hidden waterfalls, rugged coastal trails, bays, beaches, and brooks – Fundy National Park really does let you choose your own adventure. Hike, bike, kayak, or backpack through the pristine wilderness and let yourself get caught up in the beauty of the Bay of Fundy.

 

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Waterfall, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Waterfall, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

The Hopewell Rocks

Iconic and dramatic, there’s no wonder The Hopewell Rocks are one of the Marine Wonders of the World. Here you can walk on the ocean floor under the unique flowerpot rocks at low tide then return at high tide and kayak over the very same spot! And those tides – they just happen to be the world’s highest – rising up to 4 storeys!

Go on a Two Nation Vacation and let these natural wonders cast their spell on you.