No Man Is an Island

No Man Is an Island

I thought you might like to see some of the places we will go in the I Know ME program. In today’s blog we are looking at three islands that are part of the Maine state park system. Can you guess what they are, where they are, and how to get there from here?

The first is a small island that was once the home of Rear Admiral Robert Peary of North Pole fame. His former home is a museum and the grounds and gardens are still maintained for visitors. The park is open only during the summer months because few Maine visitors are ready for the arctic-like temperatures found on a windswept island. This island can be seen from Wolfe’s Neck State Park in Freeport.

The second island is close to Belfast but too far to swim. It is accessible only by boat but no public boat services go to it. How will we get there? Maybe by kayak or row boat or maybe a local friend with a boat will take us. I hear that it is very buggy in August but by September it is a cool and inviting island to explore with campsites that dot the perimeter of the island.

The third island is in a lake and not the ocean. If you climb the mountain on the island you can look down on the site of a former grand hotel. It is too far to swim to get to the island but there is a ferry site from the mainland. If you visit during the winter you could skate or ski across the lake.

Why visit islands? To stress that teamwork and planning are necessary to get to our goals. What are your goals for Maine and for the I Know ME program? We would love to hear from you.

-Partircia Estabrook

(Co-founder and Director)

Patricia Estabrook

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