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Description - Eagle Island State Historic Site was the summer home of Admiral Robert E. Peary. The island allows visitors from June 15 through Labor Day for picnicking and viewing historical landmarks. For a small fee, visitors may tour the Admiral's home. A small hiking trail is available for island explorations.

Attractions - Eagle Island was the summer home of North Pole explorer, Admiral Robert E. Peary. The island is equipped with a pier which makes visitation possible throughout the summer for picnickers, nature enthusiasts and history buffs. The Peary family home is open for touring. A hiking trail also provides an opportunity to explore the island.

Recreation - Viewing and touring historical sites, viewing spectacular scenery, picnicking and hiking are enjoyed on Eagle Island State Historic Site. Private transportation must arranged. Park offices has the seasonal detail information.

Climate - The Greater Portland and Casco Bay Region sees daytime winter temperatures averaging above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summers are pleasant and rarely experience hot days. The visitor can expect daytime temperatures to range above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (above 20 Celsius). The region has an average precipitation of more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) each year. Summer rainfall averages 3 - 4 inches per month.

Location - Eagle Island is about 3 miles off the coast of Harpswell. Contact the Bureau of Parks and Lands for information concerning boats for hire that provide transportation to the island.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-June through Labor Day Weekend.

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Contact Information:
Eagle Island State Historic Site, P.O. Box 161 , South Harpswell, ME, 04079, Phone: 207-624-6075

Additional Information:
Greater Portland and Casco Bay Region - One of the most populated areas of the state, Portland offers numerous cultural and outdoor recreation opportunities.
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Maine State Parks - Official Agency Website


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