- 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.
At the Seacoast Science Center, visitors can play on a playground, take nature walks, and see four lighthouses. Visitors can also participate in educational programs to help them understand sea life better with most programs being geared to children.
The Governor John Langdon House is a historical site in which signer of the United States Constitution John Langdon once lived. Visitors to the mansion can expect a guided tour as well as access to a variety of rotating exhibits.
Visitors are introduced to the Portsmouth Harbor Trail with a one-hour guided tour exploring the history of the Portsmouth Area. The trail begins in Market Square and winds past boutiques, shops and homes, including several historic landmarks and buildings.
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Candlepin bowling is available along 28 lanes at the Champ's-Bowl-O-Rama Family Fun Center, which is open to the general public as well as bowling leagues. The facility also has a video game arcade, an on-site cafe, and private party areas.
Visitors can explore the region of Newcastle on motorized Segways through Seacoast Segway Tours. The guide is experienced with the Segways and provides tips to visitors for operating it. He also explains the history of the region during the tour.
The Marine State History Museum has over 500,000 artifacts in the history collection including the United States only viewable collection of Civil War Flags. Elsewhere in the museum, visitors can also see Maine's largest archaeological collection and natural history specimens dating back to 1830.
Local geological history of Maine is put on display at Sonny's Museum which features exhibits of prominent rock and gemstone specimens. There is even an extensive retail store where guests can purchase stones, fossils, and even semi-precious gemstone jewelry.
Visitors can learn the basics of horseback riding and horse care by taking private lessons at High Meadows Farms. Visitors can go on trial rides on the property, or simply check out the stables to see the horses.