Wednesday, August 11, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm – Cranberry Island Home, Art & Garden Tour

This one-day event on Wednesday, August 11, from 9:30 – 4:30, hosted by the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society, will include eight stops across this two-mile island. It will feature visits to two nineteenth century sea captain homes, a garden recognized by the Smithsonian, a visit to the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation artist residency program, musical events throughout the day in a church built in the 1860’s, an art show, and access to a mile-long hiking trail leading to the back shore of the island with panoramic views of Acadia. There is a cafe at the Historical Society’s Cranberry House. Tickets for the tour (including round trip ferry, but not lunch) are $35 per person in advance ($20 tour, $15 reduced-fare ferry), or $49 the day of the tour ($25 tour, $24 normal ferry fare.)  For more information and directions call Morrie Newell at 847-732-1777, or log on to  The website also has the ferry schedules to Great Cranberry Island from both Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor (Upper Town Dock and Manset Cranberry Isles Dock).