The Real Hanover Island, Maine: Where was The Sinner filmed? The Season 4 Location

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The small Hanover Island in Maine is the fictional location where the crime thriller series' fourth season is set.

The new episodes of The Sinner were entirely filmed in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia.

Where is The Sinner Season 4 filmed

The story follows Harry Ambrose (played by Bill Pullman) investigating the mysterious disappearance of Percy Muldoon (Alice Kremelberg), the daughter of a prominent island family.

Season 4 is the show's last after it was canceled by USA Network. The second season was set in Keller, NY, and season three took place in the also invented town of Dorchester in New York State.

Welcome to Hanover Island and our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of The Sinner.

The real Hanover Island, Maine

Hanover Island Maine
In the first episode, Harry arrives at Hanover Island in Northern Maine for a needed getaway with his partner, Sonya (Jessica Hecht).

The picturesque village of Lunenburg in Nova Scotia provided the establishing shots and most of the locations of the port town where the fourth season of The Sinner is set.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
  Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Muldoon Fish Company
The Adams and Knickle fishing company doubled as the Muldoon Fish Company buildings.

Founded in 1753 by German, Swiss, and British settlers, the old town of Lunenburg was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Image courtesy of USA Network - Map

Golden Fish restaurant
The Big Red's Family Restaurant at 80 Montague Street served as the Golden Fish restaurant, run by the Lam family.

Lunenburg is famous for being a very colorful village, although the chromatic tone of the series makes it look blue and gloomy.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

The Sinner drehorte
The spot on the waterfront where Harry met Sally Percy is located at the end of Bluenose Drive.

Lunenburg may be familiar to you as the town is also the filming location of Matheson in Massachusetts, where Locke and Key was filmed.
Image courtesy of USA Network - Map

The Knot Pub
The Knot Pub is a real local bar located at 4 Dufferin Street.

According to the Nova Scotia official website, up to 70% of the original colonial buildings built between the 18th and 19th centuries in this unique village are still standing.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Where is The Sinner Filmed?

Hanover Island The Sinner
Hanover Island is actually an amalgam of several locations.

The scenes on the cliffs were filmed near the Thunder Cave at the Ovens Natural Park in the Riverport area, a 180-acre pristine reserve of the coastal forest also featured in Locke and Key.
Image courtesy of USA Network - Map

The Sinner house
The Muldoon family mansion is a magnificent house located near Ritcey Cove in Riverport.
Image courtesy of USA Network - Map

Wo wurde The Sinner gedreht
The scene set in the mainland from episode three, when Harry follows Meg, was filmed at the Alderney Gate Ferry Terminal and Portland Street in Dartmouth (Halifax Regional Municipality).

Pictured, the Halifax skyline with the Purdy's Wharf office complex in the harbor.

The shopping center where Percy and her roommate Caroline worked is Park Lane Mall.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Portland Street / Park Lane Mall

Legend of Bazegw Marblehead Point
Colin Muldoon's house is located at 175 Montague Street in Lunenburg.
Image courtesy of USA Network - Map

The Sinner church
The interior of the church from episode four was filmed at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

However, the exterior of the temple in the same episode (pictured) was filmed at St. John's Anglican Church, both in Lunenburg.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: St Andrews / St. John's

Hanover Island ME
The tiny islands made up of rocky shores and forests featured in the last episodes look like Mahone Bay on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, between Lunenburg and Chester.

According to a local website, the production was headquartered in Chester.
Image courtesy of USA Network - Map

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1- Maria Rachel - Jan 28, 2022, 7:29 PM
Very good Lunenburg!

2- Anonymous - Feb 1, 2022, 6:52 AM
Breathtaking wonderful locations. I just started watching S4 E3.

3- Charles Hendry - Feb 2, 2022, 7:34 AM
Brilliant show, such a shame USA TV Network has canceled the show as Bill Pullman is fantastic in it as a detective investigating murders.

4- Jds966 - Feb 11, 2022, 12:25 AM
They did a fine job of making it look like Maine, as there are very few spots in Nova Scotia that have those tiny granite Maine-like islands. I've spent many summers there and thought they mixed in some shots from the Down East coast of Maine. Great season! My favorite yet. one of the very best shows on the WWW.

5- Libby - Jul 14, 2022, 2:39 AM
As soon as I started watching Season 4, I yelled out ‘that’s Lunenburg’! Googled the location of the film and sure enough, it was. I live in New Zealand and visited there 6 years ago. I was so excited and started checking film clips against my digital photos. Such a beautiful place, it will always remain in my memory!

6- Anonymous - Oct 17, 2022, 3:31 AM
The best season of all. Harry and Percy ultimately have us all realize that our struggles have options.

7- Anonymous - Oct 23, 2022, 10:52 AM
Yes, best season yet, but I love Bill Pullman as the detective.

8- Anonymous - Jan 4, 2023, 2:11 AM
Hi, thanks. The Muldoon Fish Co. is not the Fisheries Museum but Adams and Knickle Ltd. (400m to the East).

9- Anonymous - Mar 23, 2023, 4:35 AM
Just watching series four here in the UK. Yes. Bill Pullman has been wonderful. I live in a fishing town in Devon, and a friend from Vermont (born in Maine), when visiting, said the locals here spoke with the same cadences as of her youth. Interesting. The Sinner has been a great series, deep and dark, thought-provoking and pitch-perfect.

10- Anonymous - Apr 5, 2023, 10:48 PM
Shame the series ended. One of the few, perhaps the only series, that investigates the workings of the human conscience.

On the whole, I would say the acting by all the protagonists was superb, starting from Bill Pullman. The relationship-shy Detective Ambrose is a character that should not disappear from our screens.

I believe that the inwardly troubled Detective Ambrose character should inaugurate a new line of detective movies!

11- Anonymous - Sep 9, 2023, 10:28 AM
What about the house they were staying in?


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