- TripBuzz found 188 things to do with kids in or near Peaks Island, Maine, including 184 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Portland, South Portland, Brunswick and Saco.
- From Maine Island Kayak Company to 5th Maine Museum, the Peaks Island area offers 91 different types of family activities, including: Specialty Museums, Day Camps, Kayaking and History Museums.
- 3 miles from downtown Portland, Peaks Island, ME is the most populous island in Casco Bay. The island has maintained its small town feel with businesses such as ice cream parlors, boutiques, markets, kayak rentals, and more. Guests are sure to find unique entertainment on the island's famous Gem Theater among many others.
Goddard Mansion is a historic home that once belonged to Colonel John Goddard, a 19th-century lumberman. Largely destroyed by fire, it stands as a picturesque ruin surrounded by walking trails and picnic areas that offer a view of the Atlantic.
The original purpose of the 1800s Portland Observatory was to monitor ships. The site currently houses a museum that concentrates on the history of the tower and allows visitors to get a bird's eye view of both Portland and the harbor.
Bordered by Commercial, Middle, Union, and Franklin cobblestone and brick streets with gas lampposts lies Old Port, a shopping area filled with art galleries, bookstores, and craft shops. The area was once filled with shipping warehouses, but now shoppers and diners fill the area.
With DownEast Duck Tours, visitors can explore the city by land and water with a hybrid car and boat vehicle. During the tour, visitors will pass by historical sites like lighthouses while listening to narration from the driver.
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Mackworth Island, Andrews Avenue, Falmouth, ME 04105 MoreLess Info
A beautiful and scenic locale, Mackworth Island Trail allows for great hiking and relaxing strolls. Picturesque, it offers great views of Casco Bay and Portland, along with the opportunity for bird watching and simply enjoying nature.
Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobster excursions in Casco Bay. Participants can help trap the lobsters, watch the scenery, buy the lobster that the ship caught, and have it cooked at the restaurant next to the dock.