Peaks Island, Portland ME
There are few places more idyllic than a Maine island. Surrounded by the ocean, fresh summer breezes, fall foliage, or softly falling snow, Peaks Island is the perfect year-round vacation destination. One of over 200 islands in picturesque Casco Bay, almost 1,000 year-round residents call this island their home. During the summer months, the population triples as people flock to the island to enjoy its unique charm and beauty.
Peaks is approximately two miles long and a mile at its widest point. By foot, it takes only about an hour to walk the circumference, twenty minutes on a bike. There is an inviting beach area and much to explore, including: restaurants, art galleries, historic tours, horseback riding, cross country skiing, ice-skating, and ocean kayaking.