Exploring Chebeague And North Haven Islands

Leave Maine and head for its coatal islands for culinary treats

An escape to Maine usually includes relaxing by the water, sampling succulent lobster, oysters and the fresh catch of the day, and watching the sunset from the wrap around porch, dock or hammock. For the ultimate escape, head to one of our favorite islands off the coast to unplug.

In Casco Bay, ten miles from Portland, Chebeague Island is easily accessible by water taxi, ferry, or your own boat. The Chebeague Island Inn, a Greek revival-style Inn, invokes the quintessential Maine experience. Gather in the Great Room to play a board game and converse by the fire, or retire to the porch and listen to the ocean at your doorstep. Spend your day playing tennis, croquet, badminton, and bocce ball or just chill out on the beach or aboard a schooner to view the coastline.

North Haven, located in Penobscot Bay off the coast of Rockland, is a favorite of those looking to escape city life. There is one main street, a few shops and restaurants, and no street lights. Don’t worry, you won’t miss any of your creature comforts with a stay at Nebo Lodge. The tasteful eight room inn, owned by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, is a culinary destination serving North Haven lobster and seasonal ingredients from the local farm. After a day hiking, biking, golfing or kayaking, settle in to a gourmet meal and an after-dinner cocktail at the comfy bar. The stylish retreat will have you recharged in no time.

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