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“An Enchantingly Hardscrabble Island on Casco Bay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Long Island

Ranked #956 of 1,161 things to do in Maine
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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“An Enchantingly Hardscrabble Island on Casco Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Along with several other islets, this relaxing, rustic, 908-acre (367.4-ha), densely settled island on Luckse Sound in Casco Bay is one of Maine’s newest towns (1993). Access is via Portland on a 45-minute Casco Bay Lines ferry or private watercraft. The island has a small library, one year-round variety store, one lobster dealer, and one high-season gift shop. A former general store, a former B&B inn, and a former restaurant have all closed. Most of its old and narrow roads are either paved or graded gravel. All are posted with a 20 mph (32 kph) limit; they’re suitable for bicycles, but the island has no bike rentals. After storms, its small, often rocky, sand-and-pebble beaches may be strewn with sea kelp and other maritime flotsam; access to some of them is difficult. A 125-acre (50.6-ha) conservation area has unmarked walking trails, abundant wildflowers, a beaver lodge, a cranberry bog, and a mixed hardwood and softwood forest. I love visiting this island in any season and I always bring a camera!

Visited April 2013
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“Pretty little island”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Good for beaches and a walk but no good for day trips as no real facilities on the island except for the very high season. Best if you're renting a house for a longer stay.

Visited May 2013
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