ust a quick ferry ride from Portland, Peak’s Island is a perfect budget travel destination. Park your car at one of the many parking lots and garages around the Old Port area. The Casco Bay Lines has a list of parking lots and garages. Be warned; parking in the area can be very hard to come by on perfect summer days so plan ahead, the ferry waits for no one! If you live in Portland it’s much easier and much less expensive to take public transportation to the terminal (Route #8, Peninsula Loop stops right at the terminal). The trip to the island takes approximately 18 minutes. Cost is $7.70 round trip for adults and much less for seniors and children.
For today let’s take a walk around part of the island.