Roosevelt's "Beloved Island" Memorial
For many years, Franklin D. Roosevelt summered on Campobello Island. As an adult, he shared with his family the same active pursuits he enjoyed on the island as child. Although he visited less frequently after contracting polio, Campobello remained important to FDR. Today Roosevelt Campobello International Park serves as a memorial to FDR and a symbol of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada.
Did You Know?
Summers on Campobello Island were active times for the Roosevelt family. FDR taught his children sailing and organized hiking expeditions. Together, they swam, played tennis, and bicycled on the island.