A Mysterious Island Trail In Maine Will Take You To The Original Battery Steele Military Fort Ruins

There are some places in Maine that offer tons of beauty. There are also plenty of places to visit when you want a dose of history. And then there are places that offer a mix of both! Peaks Island, located in Casco Bay, just off the coast of Portland is a beautiful place to spend the day. But it’s also home to a former military fort that can still be visited today. This hike will take you there!

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The Peaks Island Loop Trail can be accessed any time of year. People report that it’s best used between March and November. We agree that it’s a beauty in the spring, summer and fall, but winter is perfectly doable, too. You can learn more about the trail by visiting this page on alltrails.com. You can see a map of the island with key spots to visit by checking out the Peaks Island and Preserve website. You’ll need to take the Casco Bay Lines ferry to the island so be sure to check their schedule when planning you’re trip.

If you love the idea of seeing abandoned spots and ruins, we’ve got a few more for you. These 9 unbelievable ruins in Maine will transport you to the past.

Address: Battery Steele, Peaks Island, ME 04108, USA
Address: Peaks Island, Portland, ME, USA