Friday, June 5, 2009
Peaks Island is the most populated island in Casco Bay. It is part of the city of Portland and is approximately 3 miles from downtown. It is accesssed by private boat or most commonly by a Casco Bay Lines ferry. It has a winer population of approximately 850, however in the summer months, it swells to 4,000 or 5,000. It is a wonderful island day get-a-way. By foot or by bike, you can make your way around the perimeter loop road and take in island life. Picnic on the outer fringe near Whaleback Rock in the warm sun, and it'll clue you in to why they call Maine: Life the way it ought to be! Or as we did, with friends, one warm summer evening last August, just take the ferry over and take in dinner and a beverage or two at an island restaurant. We enjoy the short hike up the hill to the Inn on Peaks Island. Bon Voyage!