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  • 75%
    Local Culture
  • 75%
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  • 75%
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  • 63%
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  • 63%
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  • 63%
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  • Peaks Island
    Lori H
    5 Feb 14, 2014

    Peaks Island is the most populous island in Casco Bay, Maine. It is part of the city of Portland and is approximately 3 miles from downtown. The island became a popular summer destination in the late 19th century, when it was known as the Coney Island of Maine, home to hotels, cottages, theaters, and amusement parks

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  • Peaks IslandPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Nov 01, 2013

    Peaks Island is one of the larger islands in Portland's Casco Bay. The ferry ride, though, is a trip into another dimension where there are few cars, many gorgeous wood framed houses and a constant pleasant smell of must and campfire. Peaks Island is the best place in Portland to watch the sunset or the ships coming and going from the Atlantic.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsLuxury TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Joey Brunelle
    5 Sep 19, 2013

    Peaks Island is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been on Earth. After a really enjoyable 20-minute ferry out of Portland ($7.40 round trip!), you can explore this little island in an afternoon. Rent a bike, it takes about an hour to ride around at a very casual pace. The views of the sea and of Portland in the distance are out of this world. Plus, there's a small museum dedicated to Maine's involvement in the Civil War, which is really cool.

    Recommended for:BackpackersHistory Buffs
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  • Peaks IslandPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Sep 05, 2012

    Lovely little island off the coast of Portland, Maine. We took a cruise line to reach this island on our trip to Portland, the ride is just under 15 minutes. The little island is gorgeous, filled with plentiful of local artist galleries and shops and delicious seafood restaurants. On the other side of the island is an residential area along the beachshore, on the rocky side, the waves crashing against the rocks on the shores is absolutely breathtaking and a completely different feel. The little island takes about 25 minutes to go around on bikes, a casual stroll around the island is also a great way to explore.

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  • Peaks Island
    Becky M.
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    This island right near Portland is a popular place for summer homes, but it does have a year-round population too. The ferry ride out there is fun when the weather is nice -- and it has indoor space for the times when the weather is not so nice. An underground arts festival takes place in an abandoned fort on Peaks in the fall.

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    Kathryn M
    5 Jul 16, 2013
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    Jackman Bonnie
    5 Jul 12, 2012

    Super fun day trip 20 minutes by ferry from Portland

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    Andrea M
    5 Jun 10, 2014
    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersArt & Design LoversFamily TravelersLocal Culture
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    Corey S
    5 Mar 21, 2014
    Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersFamily TravelersLocal Culture
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    5 Jan 05, 2014
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