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Peaks Island, Maine: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Peaks Island Reviews: 4/5

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mk10573
Atlanta, GA8 contributions
Stunning views
Sep 2021 • Couples
Beautiful island . Highly recommend renting a bike for an hour to see the island . Stunning . It is important to see the less developed parts of the island . Terrific lobster roll and sat outside with views of the bay .
Written September 19, 2021
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Happy Trails, Mary
Indianapolis, IN287 contributions
Good for a walk around the island
Sep 2021
Peaks island is a small island to visit. Not much to do, but that was okay with me. I took the ferry to get there and then walked the 3.7 miles around the island. Most of the views were coastal. The waves crashed against the rocky shore. There were some signs marking the trail/path in the beginning. Then they disappeared 75% through the loop/trail. I almost got lost. Near the end and at the beginning, I was walking through neighborhoods. There is a cafe and one grocery store. Many people rent bikes or golf carts. In my opinion, walking 3.7 miles on a paved road is nothing.
Written September 9, 2021
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Uccman39
Lakewood, NJ166 contributions
Beautiful views
Aug 2021 • Couples
We visited here on a warm August afteenoon. The ferry ride was nice. We rented q golf cart and drove on an island loop. The views of the ocean were beautiful. Not a lot else on the island to do. But it was a very pleasant afternoon
Written August 27, 2021
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Laurie F
Jericho, VT23 contributions
Waste of time
Aug 2021
Do not bother going to Peaks Island; it is a tourist trap. It's basically a suburb on an island. There is not much to do: the commercial district is tiny, comprising a couple of restaurants and food trucks, as well as a small art gallery and the ridiculous umbrella cover museum. It's simply not worth the huge crowds and the price of the round trip. There are better options for food, views, interesting attractions, etc., on the mainland.
Written August 13, 2021
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Ephphatha
3 contributions
Magical Day
Aug 2021 • Couples
The reviewer who observed that rave and negative reviews spring from the same well was spot on. If you like to explore, spend time in nature and don’t seek commercial distractions - you will love Peaks!
We brought bikes on the 12:15 ferry. Highly recommended for additional 6.50 on the ferry. We walked to top of hill off the ferry and turned right on the island loop road at the Inn. A short distance ahead we stopped - thanks to another ta reviewer- to have our picnic lunch on one of the tables on the back porch of the 5th Regiment museum. Highly recommended. Then back on bikes where we leisurely explored. Loved the Cairn Garden and the enthusiasm of folks of all ages wandering among the cairns and building their own. Can’t miss this unmarked area just up the loop road from the 5th regiment.
It is very wet and boggy getting to the battery steel from the loop road path. Another alternative is to turn left on Bracket st, then take the unmarked left fork onto dirt Florida st. The dirt path to battery steel is marked by a graffiti rock. Easily navigated on bikes. Fun to explore Battery with flashlights.
We spent a leisurely 3-4!hours enjoying the loop road. The best sand beach for beach combing was at the Trefethen Improvement Center. All locals very friendly and asking if we needed directions etc.
that said , the most common sign on Peaks is not “Welcome” but “No Public Restrooms”. Really - would it be possible to have a few port a potties around? There is only one public restroom at the ferry landing.
After a nice dinner at the Inn we boarded the 7:45 pm ferry and returned with the setting sun
A magical day
Written August 8, 2021
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NHjo
Saco, ME3,665 contributions
Great way to spend a few hours or more!
Jul 2021
We just spent under two hours on the island, after taking the ferry. Didn't rent bikes or golf carts, just had cocktails overlooking the harbor and visited a few shops and the Umbrella Cover Museum. We really just wanted to take a ferry ride on a beautiful July day. The views of Portland and Casco Bay were outstanding. We'd go back and rent a golf cart in the autumn when the tourist season isn't 'at peak' (no pun intended).
Written July 25, 2021
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SMD5SMD
Boston, MA57 contributions
Biking is a blast!
Jul 2021
We brought our bikes over on the ferry. Had a great time riding around the island. The views on the other side are beautiful and worth the ride. Ferry was crowded but worth it. Lots of people on the island but we had plenty of room to bike. Very few cars made the bike ride more fun.
Written July 22, 2021
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TravelerzPA
Doylestown, PA181 contributions
Plan Ahead and Have Proper Expectations
Jul 2021 • Family
Reserve a golf cart or bikes and explore the island. If not you will be bored as there isn’t much to do otherwise. It’s a good place to relax for a couple hours, and the ferry ride is nice as well.
Written July 18, 2021
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Blue-Eyes-Fam
Bonaire, GA263 contributions
It's all about Nature, not Amusement
Jun 2021
I would venture to say that the people who rave about Peaks Island, and the people who complain about Peaks Island, are doing it for the same exact reasons. If you enjoy being out in nature, you will love Peaks. If you are looking for an Entertainment Hub, you will hate Peaks. It is nature, that's it's biggest draw. If you're not interested in getting out in nature and hiking, biking, exploring and being "in nature", then you will most certainly be bored. For us, and there were 5 of us including my 5 year old Grandson, it was a grand old time. We loved exploring the Coast Line, and hiking into Battery Steele and "spelunking" a little in the old fortification. Those who wish to gold cart the island should be forewarned that you should reserve one before you get to the island otherwise you will not be able to get one. You may have some luck with bikes without reservations, but don't gamble if hoof power frightens you. There's a small selection of shops down by the docks where you can get an Ice Cream, or a Sandwich, or a Souvenir. And most importantly of all, make sure you hit the Head on the Ferry ride over as Public Rest Rooms are scarce on the island. Probably the worst part of Peaks Island is walking around and seeing all of the out of state license plates in the driveways. Peaks is quintessential Maine, and it seems a shame that it should play host to mostly out of staters.
Written July 13, 2021
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Diane P
Portland, OR584 contributions
Fun half day outing
Jun 2021 • Friends
We took the ferry to Peaks Island which was a quick 15 minute ride. Do your research if you’re going to take a car on the ferry because I’m not sure how many they take. We rented bikes at a small shop called Brad & Wyatt’s and rode around the island which was fun. Gears do help and the ride is about an hour. Instead of going to one of the harbor restaurants, get on the bike and head to Greenwood Garden where a pop up pizza spot opened. I assume it is just a Summer 2021 thing but not sure. It was called Il Leone and looked amazing. I wish we hadn’t already eaten. Pay attention to the ferry times so you don’t end up on the far side of the island when the ferry is leaving!
Written July 10, 2021
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