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Eagle Island State Park

Freeport, ME
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Freeport
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This state park is the former home of Arctic explorer Robert Peary.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This state park is the former home of Arctic explorer Robert Peary.
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Lake Elmore, Vermont
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We ended up going to Eagle Island on a seal watch cruise. We hadn't even seen the blurb about visiting Eagle Island so we weren't aware of the stop there. I have sled dogs here in Vermont and have read many books on arctic exploration so I'm very aware of Perry's exploits. I found the tour of his old family... More 

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Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We finally visited, and are so glad that we did, what a lovely home/museum on a beautiful island. The audio tour was good, learned much more about Admiral Peary then I ever knew. Their are walking trails, flower beds and a beautiful view in every direction. The docent was enthusiastic and informative, thank goodness they have dedicated volunteers preserving this... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The trip to Eagle Island to see Admiral Peary's home is not to be missed if you are in the area of Freeport, Maine. It's a beautiful island and there's lots of information on Admiral Peary and his family. The two volunteers were most helpful and enthusiastic. There's an audio guide to the house. We took the Atlantic Seal trip... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Not usually busy, informative visit through Admiral Peary's island home, lovely trails, amazing views of the ocean. Worth the trip.

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South Freeport, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great destination, pack a picnic lunch, plenty of picnic table with views that are incredible. Island walk is easy and short. Definitely an adventure if you are visiting or local!

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Osterville, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had an incredible afternoon on our Eagle Island adventure. First of all, the Atlantic Seal Cruise with Captain Ring defined everything we love about being in Maine - real, down-to-earth, kind and absolutely made in the USA. We saw seals and pulled lobster pots on route. Don't bother sitting aft...head to where the action is all the way forward... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Very interesting to learn more about Peary's family. Nice boat ride out and very informative trip. We try to visit every time we're in Maine.

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Harpswell, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Peary's summer home, a beautiful small island with his work things still there. Incredible local stone fireplace.

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Freeport, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

My wife and I visit once or twice a year. Sail to the island, drop off passengers and grab a mooring and the friendly park ranger picks us up at the mooring. She drives around picking people up all day. Great place for a picnic.

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Harpswell, Maine
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133 reviews 133 reviews
52 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Beautiful island, cool house. Great picnic place. Lovely little getaway for the day. Very Maine-y An excellent choice if you are here for a short time.

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