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Peaks-Island is one of over 211 islands located in Casco Bay approximately three miles from Portland, Maine. It's a short 15-20 minute ferry ride from the mainland on the Casco Bay Lines to this picturesque island where roughly 1,000 people call home. In summer months, that population swells to 5,000 - 6,000, so if crowds are not to your liking, plan to visit before July or in the fall, which is quite beautiful on Peaks Island. It makes a really nice day trip if you are visiting the Portland area, or you can plan to stay for a week or more. There are several small businesses on Peaks Island, a general store, arts and crafts galleries, an ice cream and souvenir shop, restaurants and other services. Things to do include hiking around the island, which can be done in about an hour, or you can bring your own bike or rent one to explore the island that way. Half of the round trip around Peaks Island weaves through residential areas, but the other half goes right alongside the ocean with plenty of beautiful views, rocky shoreline with crashing waves, and benches for sitting a spell to rest and watch the scene. Sailing, kayaking, and picnicking are other options available. Other points of interest include nearby Long Point Peninsula, a local Civil War museum and all the shops and restaurants across the Bay at Portland Harbor.

Surrounding areas: Great Diamond Island, Maine (1.5 mi), Long Island, Maine (2.3 mi), Portland, Maine (3.8 mi), South Portland, Maine (4.4 mi), Falmouth Foreside, Maine (5.3 mi), Cape Elizabeth, Maine (6.6 mi), Casco Bay, Maine (7.4 mi)

Peaks Island Vacation Rentals




Peaks Island Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Portland Regency Inn20 Milk StPortland, ME3.0 mi.(207) 774-4200
Hilton Gadren Inn Portland Airport145 Jetport BlvdPortland, ME3.1 mi.(207) 828-1117
MS/Scotia Prince468 Commercial StPortland, ME3.3 mi.(207) 415-5678
Holiday Inn By The Bay88 Spring StPortland, ME3.4 mi.(207) 775-2311
Eastland Park Hotel157 High StPortland, ME3.5 mi.(207) 746-5411
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront Me65 Commercial StPortland, ME3.6 mi.(207) 780-0780
Fairfield Inn340 Park AvePortland, ME4.4 mi.(207) 871-0611
Peter A Mckernan Hospitality CTR TheFort RdSouth Portand, ME4.4 mi.(207) 767-9672
Doubletree Hotel Portland1230 Congress StPortland, ME4.8 mi.(207) 774-5611
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME5.8 mi.(207) 775-2200
Best Western Merry Manor Inn700 Main StSouth Portland, ME6.2 mi.(207) 774-6151
Howard Johnson-s Portland675 Main StSouth Portland, ME6.2 mi.(207) 775-5343
Days Inn1150 Brighton AvePortland, ME6.7 mi.(207) 775-3711
Holiday Inn Portland West81 Riverside StPortland, ME6.9 mi.(207) 774-5601
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel155 Riverside StPortland, ME6.9 mi.(207) 774-5861
Travelodge Of Portland1200 Brighton AvePortland, ME6.9 mi.(207) 774-6101
Comfort Inn90 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME7.0 mi.(207) 775-0409
Econo Lodge South Portland80 John Roberts RdSouth Portland, ME7.2 mi.(207) 772-3838
Hampton Inn171 Philbrook AveSouth Portland, ME7.4 mi.(207) 773-4400
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites303 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME7.4 mi.(207) 775-3900
Marriott Hotel200 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME7.4 mi.(207) 871-8000
Sheraton South Portland363 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME7.5 mi.(207) 775-6161
Days Inn461 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME7.6 mi.(207) 772-3450
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland/Maine Mall2 Cummings RdScarborough, ME8.0 mi.(207) 883-0300
Higgins Beach Inn34 Ocean AveScarborough, ME8.0 mi.(207) 883-6684
Residence Inn By Marriott Scarborough/Portland800 Roundwood DrPortland Scarborough, ME8.4 mi.(207) 883-0400
Extended Stay America2 Ashley DrScarborough, ME8.4 mi.(207) 883-0554
Towne Place Suites By Marriott700 Roundwood DrScarborough, ME8.4 mi.(207) 883-6800
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Scarboro66 SPG StScarborough, ME8.5 mi.(207) 883-0300
Millbrook Motel321 US Rt 1Scarborough, ME8.5 mi.(207) 883-6004
Harraseeket Inn162 Main StFreeport, ME12.1 mi.(207) 865-9377
Friendship Motor Inn167 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME12.6 mi.(207) 934-4644
Biaritz Motel78 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME13.0 mi.(207) 934-2983
Crest Motel35 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME13.2 mi.(207) 934-4060
Hampton Inn194 Lower Main StFreeport, ME13.6 mi.(207) 865-1400
Kebek Motel 353 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME13.7 mi.(207) 934-5253
Old Colonial Motel61 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME13.7 mi.(207) 934-9862
Copley & Lareine MotelsHarrisburg StOld Orchard BCH, ME13.8 mi.(207) 934-2011
Tiffany's Senior Village7 SMT StOld Orchard BCH, ME13.8 mi.(207) 934-7600
Waves Oceanfront Resort87 West Grand AveOld Orchard Beach, ME13.9 mi.(207) 934-4949
 
Bed & Breakfast
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME21.0 mi.(207) 729-4914

Peaks Island Weather & Climate

The Portland area,  along the southern seacoast, has very pleasant summers and falls, cold winters and changeable springs. Very few summer nights are too warm and humid for comfortable sleeping. Autumn has the greatest number of sunny days and the least cloudiness. Winters can often extend into normal springtime. Heavy seasonal snowfalls of over 100 inches occur about every 10 years. True blizzards are area in Maine. Although cold, temperatures in this part of Maine are generally not as frigid as further north in the state. Cold waves sometimes are accompanied by strong winds, but extremely cold temperatures are usually accompanied by light winds. Fog along the coast is sometimes a factor in the weather during the summer months of June, July and August.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 12°F 4.09 in. 34°F
February 34°F 15°F 3.14 in. 33°F
March 42°F 25°F 4.14 in. 37°F
April 52°F 34°F 4.26 in. 40°F
May 63°F 44°F 3.82 in. 49°F
June 72°F 52°F 3.28 in. 56°F
July 78°F 58°F 3.32 in. 61°F
August 77°F 57°F 3.05 in. 62°F
September 68°F 48°F 3.37 in. 59°F
October 57°F 37°F 4.40 in. 52°F
November 47°F 29°F 4.72 in. 47°F
December 36°F 18°F 4.24 in. 39°F

Peaks Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 5 miles west of Peaks Island in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 31 miles southwest of Peaks Island in Sanford, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 51 miles southwest of Peaks Island in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and finally the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 72 miles west of Peaks Island in Concord, New Hampshire.

Peaks Island Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME13.4 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME16.6 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME39.6 mi.
Story LandGlenNH58.3 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA65.3 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH78.7 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA81.7 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH82.5 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH82.5 mi.
Funworld Game CenterNashuaNH89.0 mi.
 
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME16.6 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH49.6 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME105.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME3.8 mi.
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME7.4 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME7.5 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME7.6 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME8.2 mi.
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME8.3 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME8.3 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME8.8 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME9.5 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME10.0 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME10.8 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME14.0 mi.
Biddeford Saco Country ClubSacoME16.5 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME16.7 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME20.3 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME20.9 mi.
Dutch Elm Golf ClubArundelME23.7 mi.
Cape Arundel Golf ClubKennebunkportME24.7 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME25.9 mi.
Apple Valley Golf CourseLewistonME26.2 mi.
Webhannet Golf ClubKennebunkME26.4 mi.
Prospect Hill Golf CourseAuburnME27.8 mi.
Summit Golf CoursePolandME28.8 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME29.5 mi.
Fairlawn Golf ClubPolandME29.7 mi.
Fox Ridge Golf ClubAuburnME29.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME37.6 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME57.1 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME59.4 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH59.5 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH61.2 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME64.3 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME67.8 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH68.2 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH71.8 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH78.3 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH79.2 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH84.0 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH86.7 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH88.2 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME89.9 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME93.0 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH96.6 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA97.5 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH100.2 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH103.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Two Lights State ParkME6.8 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME7.0 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME9.8 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME10.4 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME11.7 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME16.7 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME21.9 mi. 
Reid State ParkME25.3 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME26.4 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME27.8 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME35.5 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME38.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME2.7 mi.(History)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME3.1 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME3.1 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME3.1 mi.(History)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME25.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME42.6 mi.(History)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH51.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA100.0 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA100.0 mi.


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