If you go: Hog Island

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August 7, 2005

How to get there

Hog Island is about 170 miles from Boston, about a four-hour drive. Take Interstate 95 north to Route 1 north in Brunswick. In Waldoboro, turn right onto Route 32 south and continue several miles until you see the sign for Keene Neck and Todd Wildlife Sanctuary on the left. Follow Keene Neck Road to the end. The island is open to day visitors, though reservations are needed for transportation there. Visiting boaters who want to stay overnight may tie up to one of the island's floats for $20 a night.

What to do

Maine Audubon

20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth


207-781-2330, ext. 215


Call to reserve transportation to the island from Keene Neck. Call or consult the website for information on programs next summer, including yoga retreats, leadership workshops, kayaking, ornithology camps, and nature sessions. Prices vary.

Where to stay

Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast

36 Pleasant St., Damariscotta


On an 11-acre estate tucked away on a dead-end street in the center of town, within walking distance of the two-block-long downtown. Rooms $95-$150 through October.

The Flying Cloud Bed & Breakfast

45 River Road, Newcastle


An elegant Greek Revival sea captain's house along the Damariscotta River. Rooms $100-$185 through October.

Where to eat

The Salt Bay Cafe


A small restaurant serving lunch and dinner, with excellent chowder and an array of vegetarian and meat dishes. Lunch $5-$15; dinner $6-$23.

King Eider Pub

Main Street


A cozy pub known for its crab cakes. Locally produced beers on tap, with salads, hamburgers, and hearty pub grub. Lunch $5-$12; dinner $7-$25.

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