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Long-Island is one of the best known islands of Casco Bay, located just five miles off the coast of Portland, and blessed with spectacular white sand beaches set against granite cliffs. Long Island is also the name of the small village that includes Vaill Island and several other smaller islands. Part of Cumberland County, the town of Long Island was incorporated in 1992 and was once a part of the city of Portland. It has since become a popular resort island with tourists, known for its' excellent fishing. Long Island is also a year round fishing and farming community that offers quaint county fairs, sailing races, hiking trails, a large spruce and fir forest and one of the largest meadow ecosystems on any Maine island. It is easily accessibly by ferry from the mainland and makes a peaceful, relaxing base for a vacation. Other nearby attractions include the Old Port Exchange along the waterfront in Portland, outlet stores shopping, the Portland Art Museum and Wyeth Collection, the Children's Museum of Maine, various fishing charters, historic lighthouses, amusement parks and waterparks.

Surrounding areas: Great Diamond Island, Maine (1.7 mi), Peaks Island, Maine (2.3 mi), Falmouth Foreside, Maine (4.1 mi), Portland, Maine (5.3 mi), South Portland, Maine (6.5 mi), Casco Bay, Maine (6.8 mi), Yarmouth, Maine (8.1 mi)

Long Island Vacation Rentals

Long Island Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hilton Gadren Inn Portland Airport145 Jetport BlvdPortland, ME4.8 mi.(207) 828-1117
Portland Regency Inn20 Milk StPortland, ME4.8 mi.(207) 774-4200
Holiday Inn By The Bay88 Spring StPortland, ME5.2 mi.(207) 775-2311
Eastland Park Hotel157 High StPortland, ME5.3 mi.(207) 746-5411
MS/Scotia Prince468 Commercial StPortland, ME5.3 mi.(207) 415-5678
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront Me65 Commercial StPortland, ME5.6 mi.(207) 780-0780
Fairfield Inn340 Park AvePortland, ME6.1 mi.(207) 871-0611
Doubletree Hotel Portland1230 Congress StPortland, ME6.5 mi.(207) 774-5611
Peter A Mckernan Hospitality CTR TheFort RdSouth Portand, ME6.5 mi.(207) 767-9672
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME7.5 mi.(207) 775-2200
Days Inn1150 Brighton AvePortland, ME8.1 mi.(207) 775-3711
Holiday Inn Portland West81 Riverside StPortland, ME8.2 mi.(207) 774-5601
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel155 Riverside StPortland, ME8.2 mi.(207) 774-5861
Travelodge Of Portland1200 Brighton AvePortland, ME8.2 mi.(207) 774-6101
Best Western Merry Manor Inn700 Main StSouth Portland, ME8.3 mi.(207) 774-6151
Howard Johnson-s Portland675 Main StSouth Portland, ME8.3 mi.(207) 775-5343
Comfort Inn90 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME8.8 mi.(207) 775-0409
Econo Lodge South Portland80 John Roberts RdSouth Portland, ME9.1 mi.(207) 772-3838
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites303 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME9.2 mi.(207) 775-3900
Marriott Hotel200 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME9.2 mi.(207) 871-8000
Hampton Inn171 Philbrook AveSouth Portland, ME9.3 mi.(207) 773-4400
Sheraton South Portland363 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME9.3 mi.(207) 775-6161
Days Inn461 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME9.5 mi.(207) 772-3450
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland/Maine Mall2 Cummings RdScarborough, ME9.8 mi.(207) 883-0300
Harraseeket Inn162 Main StFreeport, ME9.9 mi.(207) 865-9377
Higgins Beach Inn34 Ocean AveScarborough, ME10.3 mi.(207) 883-6684
Residence Inn By Marriott Scarborough/Portland800 Roundwood DrPortland Scarborough, ME10.4 mi.(207) 883-0400
Extended Stay America2 Ashley DrScarborough, ME10.4 mi.(207) 883-0554
Towne Place Suites By Marriott700 Roundwood DrScarborough, ME10.4 mi.(207) 883-6800
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Scarboro66 SPG StScarborough, ME10.7 mi.(207) 883-0300
Millbrook Motel321 US Rt 1Scarborough, ME10.7 mi.(207) 883-6004
Hampton Inn194 Lower Main StFreeport, ME11.5 mi.(207) 865-1400
Casco Bay Inn107 Us Rt 1Freeport, ME12.3 mi.(207) 865-4925
Coastline Inn209 Rt 1 SFreeport, ME12.3 mi.(207) 865-3777
Comfort Suites500 US Rt 1 SFreeport, ME12.3 mi.(207) 865-9300
Freeport Inn335 US Rt 1Freeport, ME12.3 mi.(207) 865-3106
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown5 Park StFreeport, ME12.3 mi.(207) 865-1433
Holidayinn Express Hotel & Suites450 Usroute 1Freeport, ME12.3 mi.(207) 865-9020
Friendship Motor Inn167 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME14.8 mi.(207) 934-4644
Biaritz Motel78 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME15.2 mi.(207) 934-2983
Bed & Breakfast
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME18.8 mi.(207) 729-4914
Ware Street Inn B&B52 Ware StLewiston, ME29.4 mi.(207) 783-8171

Long Island Weather & Climate

The Portland area,  along the southern seacoast, has very pleasant summers and falls, cold winters and changeable springs. Very few summer nights are too warm and humid for comfortable sleeping. Autumn has the greatest number of sunny days and the least cloudiness. Winters can often extend into normal springtime. Heavy seasonal snowfalls of over 100 inches occur about every 10 years. True blizzards are area in Maine. Although cold, temperatures in this part of Maine are generally not as frigid as further north in the state. Cold waves sometimes are accompanied by strong winds, but extremely cold temperatures are usually accompanied by light winds. Fog along the coast is sometimes a factor in the weather during the summer months of June, July and August.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 12°F 4.09 in. 34°F
February 34°F 15°F 3.14 in. 33°F
March 42°F 25°F 4.14 in. 37°F
April 52°F 34°F 4.26 in. 40°F
May 63°F 44°F 3.82 in. 49°F
June 72°F 52°F 3.28 in. 56°F
July 78°F 58°F 3.32 in. 61°F
August 77°F 57°F 3.05 in. 62°F
September 68°F 48°F 3.37 in. 59°F
October 57°F 37°F 4.40 in. 52°F
November 47°F 29°F 4.72 in. 47°F
December 36°F 18°F 4.24 in. 39°F

Long Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 7 miles west of Long Island in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 33 miles southwest of Long Island in Sanford, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 53 miles southwest of Long Island in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and finally the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 74 miles west of Long Island in Concord, New Hampshire.

Long Island Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME15.7 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME18.8 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME41.9 mi.
Story LandGlenNH58.6 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA67.5 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH81.0 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH82.5 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH82.5 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA84.0 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME18.8 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH51.9 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME103.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME5.3 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME5.4 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME8.4 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME9.3 mi.
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME9.6 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME9.8 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME10.3 mi.
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME10.5 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME10.5 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME10.9 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME11.9 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME12.4 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME15.8 mi.
Biddeford Saco Country ClubSacoME18.7 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME18.7 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME20.5 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME23.6 mi.
Apple Valley Golf CourseLewistonME24.3 mi.
Dutch Elm Golf ClubArundelME26.0 mi.
Prospect Hill Golf CourseAuburnME26.2 mi.
Cape Arundel Golf ClubKennebunkportME27.0 mi.
Summit Golf CoursePolandME27.7 mi.
Fox Ridge Golf ClubAuburnME28.2 mi.
Fairlawn Golf ClubPolandME28.6 mi.
Webhannet Golf ClubKennebunkME28.6 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME37.4 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME56.2 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME58.6 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH59.7 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH62.8 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME63.0 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME65.7 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH69.0 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH73.5 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH79.0 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH79.5 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH85.6 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH87.2 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME88.1 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH90.2 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME91.7 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH98.4 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH99.5 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA99.8 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH106.0 mi.
State Parks
Two Lights State ParkME8.8 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME9.0 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME9.5 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME12.0 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME12.6 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME14.9 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME20.1 mi. 
Reid State ParkME23.4 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME26.3 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME26.6 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME33.3 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME35.8 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME38.2 mi. 
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME4.8 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME4.8 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME4.8 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME4.8 mi.(History)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME27.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME44.9 mi.(History)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH52.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA102.2 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA102.2 mi.

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