Serviced by the Casco Bay Ferry Lines, it’s easy to visit several of the Calen- dar Islands, so named because there was once reputed to be 365 of them scattered along the southern Maine coast. From the small wonders on Little Diamond Island to the sprawling com- munity on 25-square-mile Chebeague Island, the nearby islands offer beaches, scenic vistas, and a markedly slower pace of life. For a day trip, bicycling is a popular way to explore these com- munities. For a truly special dining experience, make a reservation and grab a ferry to the Inn at Peaks Island, Chebeague Island Inn, or Diamond’s Edge on Great Diamond Island. Enjoy fresh seafood surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic as the sun sets over Port- land—what could be better? Chances are good that you’ll find Port- land’s island communities so charming
that you want to extend your stay past one day. Fortunately, there are numer- ous inns, B&Bs, hotels, and house rentals. Whether you want an outdoor adventure, complete with a campfire, or you are looking for old-world charm, the Casco Bay Islands are set to deliver a rare and memorable experience.