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!
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I'd probably go for the bike ride around the little island. I like places like this.ReplyDelete
The wonderful way you describe the island, I can understand why thousands of visitors go there every summer!ReplyDelete
I'm smiling, remembering approaching Peaks island on the ferry. Beautiful shot, Birdman.ReplyDelete
I don't remember every taking the ferry to Peaks Island and now wish I had. Maybe some day when I get up to Portland I'll head over with my bike, as Steffe recommends, and make a day of it. Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
I answered your comment on My Birds Blog.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the visit.