Maine is full of history and full of beauty. There are tons of museums and houses and other historical spots that we’ve been sending you to for years. And, of course, the hikes and nature here in Maine are unbeatable. We’ve certainly sent you to a fair few trails over the years. But this one combines both history and nature and it’s definitely worth the short ferry ride from Portland to reach it.

Battery Steele is always open, but be sure to watch your step as conditions can be slippery depending on the weather. The schedule for the ferry to Peaks Island varies depending on the season, so be sure to check that on the Casco Bay Lines website before heading off. You can learn more about it on the Peaks Island Land Preserve website.

And if you love the idea of visiting Battery Steele, check out a few more historic spots. These 9 unbelievable ruins in Maine will transport you to the past.

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