- 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.
Crescent Beach State Park is named after its crescent-shape beach where many people come to enjoy activities like swimming, sunbathing, surfing and more. The park also contains multiple hiking trails and becomes a cross country ski destination during winters.
Occupying the 40-acre property formerly belonging to a regular golf course, Pleasant Hill Disc Golf presents a challenging 18 hole experience for players of all skill levels. Open daily, the course offers day passes as well as disc rentals.
Little John Island Preserve is a 23 acre reserve populated by rocky beaches and red oaks. The preserve is home to wildlife such as bald eagles and great horned owls and maintains a half mile loop trail along the coast.
The land for Eagle Island State Park was given to the state of Maine by the family of North Pole explorer Robert E. Perry. After accessing the island by boat or kayak, visitors can hike trails, beachcomb, and seal watch while on the island that is now a bird sanctuary.
Located within a residential neighborhood dating back to the 1800's, Higgins Public Beach is a white sandy beach with public access available. Visitors to the beach commonly enjoy surfing, fishing, or relaxing in the sun.
Not only a traditional European-style cheese shop which serves more than 200 domestic and international cheese specialties, The Cheese Iron also offers its clients all sorts of fresh groceries, such as meats and homemade pasta.