Sea Coast & Islands
Fifteen-minute ferry ride from Portland
- Casco Bay Lines runs 14 ferry trips daily during the week
Daily car ferry service most of the year (call ahead for reservations in the summer)
With 850 year-round residents, Peaks Island has the largest population of the unbridged islands in the bay. It has a long-standing reputation as home for creative types including many writers, painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, and potters. Every summer more than thirty island artists open up their homes for art walks. It is easy to bring a car but much more fun to explore the island on a bicycle. The four-mile loop around the island is one of the most scenic in the bay.
Ferries & other transportation:
Brad & Wyatt’s Bike Rental: 115 Island Ave.; 207-766-5631; open Apr–Columbus Day; daily mid-June–Labor Day
Forest City Landing (Casco Bay Lines): 56 Commercial St., Portland; 207-774-7871; www.cascobaylines.com; operates year-round
Peaks Island Tours: 207-766-5514; operated May–Oct
Places to eat:
Cockeyed Gull: 78 Island Ave; 207-766-2800; open year-round.
Hannigan’s Island Market, deli: 76 Island Ave.; 207-766-2351; open year-round.
Peaks Cafe: Welch Street, 207-766-2600; open year-round.
The Peak Island House Restaurant & Lodging: 20 Island Ave.; 207-766-4406; open late Apr–mid Oct
The Pub at the Inn on Peaks Island: 33 Island Ave.; 207-766-5100; open year-round.
Places to stay:
The Inn on Peaks Island: 33 Island Ave; 207-766-5100; open year-round.
The Peak Island House Restaurant a& Lodging: 20 Island Ave.; 207-7664406; open late Apr–mid Oct
Eighth Maine Regiment Memorial Assoc.: 13 Eighth Maine Ave ; 207-766-5086; open Memorial Day–Columbus Day
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Maine's Casco Bay IslandsA general guide for visitors of the Casco Bay islands in Maine and greater Portland, this book includes profiles of the major islands in the bay.
Casco Bay Lines runs 14 ferry trips daily during the week
Maine's Casco Bay Islands
A general guide for visitors of the Casco Bay islands in Maine and greater Portland, this book includes profiles of the major islands in the bay.Buy
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