The East Quoddy Head or Head Harbor Lighthouse on Campobello Island in New Brunswick may very well be my favorite lighthouse on the entire east coast. My mother grew up across the Passamaquoddy Bay in Eastport, Maine and we visited this light station many times on family vacations. The unique part of this lighthouse is that it is located on an island that can only be accessed at low tide. The enormous tides of the Bay of Fundy completely inundate the surrounding islands making it impossible to return to the shore until the next low tide if you get your timing wrong. You make your way down staircases and ladders that stretch between several small islands to reach the last island where the lighthouse sits. This always made it quite the adventure as a young child. The adults in the group will marvel at the scenery and location.
Whales are very prevalent in the Bay of Fundy, one day we were at the lighthouse during whale season and we saw many whales surfacing out in the bay. My nephew Roger no more than 10-12 years old at the time kept missing the whale sightings so he climbed out onto the furthest point and complained that there were no whales to see. Seconds after he shouted this a large whale rolled on its side and extended its flipper just like in the stock photo below, not more than twenty feet from where he was standing. It was if the whale was waving at Roger.
Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera with you.