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Address: , Freeport, ME
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This state park is the former home of Arctic explorer Robert Peary.

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A gem in Casco Bay Maine

Eagle is a wonderful spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Casco Bay. Admiral Perry bought this island for $300 in 1880, and his family gifted it to the state in the 1990s. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Eagle is a wonderful spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Casco Bay. Admiral Perry bought this island for $300 in 1880, and his family gifted it to the state in the 1990s. The place is well kept, and there is a ferry boat from the Dolphin in South Harpswell that can take you if you don't have your own... More 

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Southern Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After a short ride out from Harpswell's Dolphin Marina on the Marie L (there is a fee for the excursion; we paid $30 per person), you reach the dock at Eagle Island. When the tide is very low, as it was during our visit, the walk up from the dock is quite steep; the island is not wheel chair accessible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is wonderful place to visit. We kayak out that way and have taken several visitors there. The history is amazing and the museum is staffed by wonderful local people, who are doing what they love. A must see if you can there.

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Lake Elmore, Vermont
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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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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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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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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 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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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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