LONG ISLAND, MAINE
Magnificent white sand beaches, quiet country roads, forested conservation land and a friendly small-town atmosphere make Long Island a unique treasure in today’s busy world.
Long Island is like a step back in time – laid-back, unhurried and informal. One of Maine’s 15 islands with a year-round community, it is only three miles long by 3/4 mile wide, and has a winter population of 230 swelling to approximately 1,200 in the summer.
Long Island is noted for its scenic beauty and numerous public and private sand beaches, one of which is a 3-acre state park. The island boasts picturesque harbors and a 125-acre conservation area complete with a fresh water marsh, beavers, turtles, ducks and deer.
Island amenities include a small general store, post office, snack bar, library, gift shop, historical society, and new community center. Although cars are allowed on the island its small size makes it ideal for biking and walking, and golf cart rentals are available.
A short boat ride from Long Island puts you in the middle of Portland, Maine’s vibrant Old Port which is both a busy commercial seaport and a hip cultural and culinary magnet for over four million visitors annually. Portland has a vibrant arts community, scenic beauty and historic architecture. Deep sea fishing and sightseeing tours, concert venues, beautiful parks, museums and over thirty art galleries are just a few of the other attractions of this “big little city”. Named Bon Appetit magazine’s “2018 Restaurant City of the Year” for its chefs, restaurants and craft brewing, Portland’s culinary scene is outstanding and has earned a national reputation as a top dining destination.