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Distance:
0.1 Miles / 0.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~5 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Peaks Island Land Preserve
Town:
Peaks Island, Maine
Directions:
43.667318, -70.184525
Added:
July 24, 2023
Updated:
August 24, 2023
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7 '

Total Change
7 '

Ascent
7 '

Descent

Ice Pond at Peaks Island Land Preserve on Peaks Island, Maine is an easy 0.1-mile out-and-back walk that leads to the peaceful banks of Ice Pond.

This is not a hike but rather a short walk. According to the Peaks Island Land Preserve, the Ice Pond "property was purchased with the contributions of the Peaks Island community from the Bunton family in 2014. 100 years ago winter ice was harvested for use in the summer. The pond is a popular skating area in winter and with woods and wetland provides crucial habitat for migrating birds."

Note that Google maps has this mislabeled as "Echo Pond".

Parking
If driving, there are some small parking turnouts near the coordinates provided. The parking turnouts are mostly for golf carts, which can be rented on the island.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and should be cleaned up after.

Getting to and Getting Around Peaks Island
To access Peaks Island, travelers must buy a ticket from Casco Bay Lines to hitch a ride on the ferry in Portland. Peaks Island ferry runs on a different schedule each season and year. Please use this Casco Bay Lines link to find out more about when the ferry leaves Portland and/or Peaks Island to plan your trip. As of July 2023, the price for a ticket to Peaks Island cost $7 for one adult and there's no return fee as the trip from Peaks Island to Portland is free. Visitors can pay more money to bring their cars, however, folks that bring vehicles to Peaks Island are generally locals. Instead, visitors can either plan to walk/hike the island or they can rent golf carts for a moderate hourly fee on the island. Each golf cart rental business, as of July 2023, is located right off of the dock where the ferry drops passengers off on the island. On our trip we used Mike's Carts which cost $50/hour to rent the golf cart for up to 5 hours max. Mike's Carts, as of July 2023, did not require prior reservations, however, any first-come first-serve carts might sell out by late morning. There's another company called Peaks Island Golf Carts which require a reservation in advance. Last, weekends on Peaks Island - especially during the Summer - can be very very busy. If you wish to explore Peaks Island without a massive crowd, plan on a quiet weekday.

Explore 25 trails near Peaks Island, ME
  1. Parking

    43.667318, -70.184525
  2. Main Trailhead

    43.667318, -70.184525
  3. Ice Pond

    43.667072, -70.184508
    Ice Pond
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Hazards

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Snakes
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0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Trail added
July 24, 2023
Hiked on
July 24, 2023
Updated on
August 24, 2023
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
July 24, 2023
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