A quick ferry ride from Portland. At Peaks, you can ride bikes or take a golf cart around the island. There are a couple of great local restaurants. This is a fun day trip.
Take a ferry ride over to Peaks for a walk or rent bikes, kayaks or a golf cart to explore. We love taking a picnic over to Picnic Point where there is a scenic little beach for swimming.
Great afternoon to take a ferry out to a beautiful Island. You will catch this ferry in the Old Port in Portland, ME.
“Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and Winslow Homer are among the icons showcased within the Portland Museum of Art. Along with some of the greats, the museum features an extensive collection of American, European and contemporary works, as well as pieces from Maine artists. Paintings abound, but you'll also find photographs, sketches, pottery, furniture, ornate silverware, sculptures and so much more. ”
“Highly recommend Eventide for seafood. This restaurant always has a line out the door. It's pretty pricey, but if you're into food, this is a spot to try. ”
“A must see! Located in nearby Fort Williams Park, this is Portland's most famous lighthouse and the most photographed in the country!”
“Mackworth Island is a legislated bird sanctuary and is connected to Falmouth by a causeway at the mouth of the Presumpscot River. It is the former home of James Phinney Baxter and of his son, Governor Percival Baxter, and was deeded to the State of Maine in 1943. The island is open to visitors from dawn to dusk. The perimeter path is maintained by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. An outhouse is also available in the parking lot. This easy trail circles Mackworth Island and offers excellent views of Casco Bay. The trail surface is wood chips and packed soil, which may be slippery when wet, but the terrain is generally level, with moderate slopes not exceeding 10%. There are no steps or other major barriers to wheelchairs on the main loop. Small side trails follow steep slopes to the shore and may be inaccessible to some visitors. A new staircase with handrail has been added to a side trail on the south side of the island.”
“Located in a converted gas station this bakery shines in it's creative ability to combine delicious sweet+savory baked goods. The long line is worth the wait. ”