5 responses to “10 reasons to visit Peaks Island, Maine”

  1. Greg

    Very helpful for my day trip, while ship is in port

  2. Jamie Hogan

    We love visitors, especially those that stop at our wee little gallery.
    I noticed your link does not work. Here’s one that does:


    the Gem Gallery is right next to the Umbrella Cover Museum, too!

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  5. Gary Blanchard

    Ah! What a delight to see my olde island home being discovered anew every year by ‘summah people.” My family moved there to escape the evils of that mean old city, Portland, way back in 1950. My siblings and a ended up graduating from Peaks Island Elementary School (still operating) in 1952 and later. For ‘gym’ and ‘shop’ we went on the ferry to sister schools in Portland. Later, for high school, it was ferry everyday to Portland High School. We lived at the then-midpoint ferry stop, Trefethern’s Landing. After school and in-between we explored the low-tide riches surrounding the island, rowed out to neighboring islands, used our lobster and crab nets to capture dinner from the bay, toured the slightly-marked trails of the island interior, and investigated the massive concrete remnants of World War II’s defensive embattlements — camouflaged and overlooking the back bay. Like the song says:”Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end.” Enjoy!

  6. Summer regular

    Another great place to visit while on the island is the 5th Maine, another civil war regiment, the gorgeous building’s porch looks out at Cushing island. The 5th Maine also hosts events all summer, weekly concerts and art shows and pancake breakfasts.

  7. Christine Busby

    I loved going through the fort and the coastline is sooooo beautiful. But walking down to get bagels and coffee in the morning, and ice cream later is the best

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