Charming island, with lots to do. Great 4 kids! Although the City of Portland is just a 15-minute ferry ride away, you'll have the feeling of being well away from civilization. With very few cars, and lots to explore, it's a safe place to let your kids roam and be independent. Bring their bikes!! Simply stock up for a week at the grocery store, drop it at the freight area for the ferry, and you are set for the week, Kayaking, hiking, island hopping, or sit on the deck and do nothing but gaze at the water. We take the ferry into the city on cloudy days. Wonderful restaurant on opposite side of island. Very considerate and friendly neighbors. Sunset view over Casco Bay, including rustic dining table, comfy couch and Adirondack chairs all on the deck. You'll want to buy a house on the island. This house has all the amenities for comfortable cottage living; romantic for 2, spacious for 4, comfortable for 6. Just go.