Hog Island is part of the Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, which includes 30 acres of woods and meadows on the mainland, as well as the 330-acre Hog Island located 1/4 mile offshore. On the mainland there are three interpretive trails, a seasonal visitor's center and a public parking area. Project Puffin has their summer field offices and visitor center on the mainland.
Public transportation and details about how to get to and from the Portland airport are available on this printable pdf with bus, train and limo services. Advance reservations are necessary for the limo shuttle service between the Portland airport and the camp. For additional questions on getting to the camp and nearby hotels and attractions, visit the first section of the Frequently Asked Questions.
Portland International Jetport (PWM) is approximately 1½ hours from Bremen, Maine by car. From the airport you may travel by bus to Damariscotta (where we will pick you up and drop you off) or by limo directly to the boat dock.
Logan International Airport (BOS) is approximately 3 hours from Bremen by car. From Logan Airport, Concord Coach Lines has one bus a day to and from Damariscotta, Maine with a departure of 11:30 a.m. and arrival of 3:30 p.m.. Check your options; combined cost of airfare to Boston and the bus to Damariscotta may be less than a flight to Portland and the 1½ hour limo.
Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is also approximately 3 hours from Bremen, and some people have found cheaper flights by flying through Manchester than Portland.
Limos to/from Portland Airport
Advance reservations are recommended (as soon as you book your flights). Have your flight information ready when making the reservation. There is no discount for round-trip purchase.
Prices: $75, one-way, $10 for each additional person arriving on the same flight. Drop off is McDonalds in Damariscotta. We will pick you up between 3 and 4 p.m. on your arrival day and drop you off at approximately 8 a.m. on the day of your departure.
www.midcoastlimo.com or call 1-800-937-2424.
Along the Coast Limo
Prices: $75 one way, $20 for each additional person. Drop off is at the Audubon dock in Bremen. Call (888) 729-1853 or (207) 319-6476 (cell)
Twin Village Taxi offers 24/7 transportation throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Fare from Damariscotta to the camp dock in Bremen is ~$15. Portland to/from Damariscotta is $90. Call (207) 380-0050.
Bus to/from Damariscotta
Concord Coach Lines services Coastal Route 1 in Maine and has a stop in Damariscotta, where we will pick you up in the camp van. If you begin your trip on Greyhound or another bus line, you must switch to Concord Coach Lines in Boston or Portland to catch the bus. In Boston, service begins at either Logan Airport or South Station.
Prices (as of February 2012): From Boston: $34 one-way, $60 round-trip. From Portland: $17 one-way, $28 round trip. Tickets must be purchased at the terminal. Online ticket purchasing may become available later in 2011. Plan to arrive at least an hour before departure to ensure a seat on the bus.
Schedule: There is one bus to and from Damariscotta each day. To Damariscotta: Depart Boston 11:30 a.m., depart Portland Transportation Center at 2 p.m.. Arrival at 3:30 p.m. at Waltz Pharmacy, Main Street. From Damariscotta: Depart Waltz Pharmacy at 9:35 a.m., arrive Portland 11 a.m., arrive Boston 1:25 p.m.. A taxi to/from Portland airport and the Portland transportation center is $8 taxi (allow 15 min).
Contact: 1-800-639-3317 or www.concordcoachlines.com.
Train between Boston and Portland
Amtrak Downeaster has 5 trains/day between Boston and Portland, Maine. Travel time is 2½ hours and drop-off in Portland is at the Portland Transportation Center (100 Thompson’s Point Road).
Prices vary based on time of day and peak travel periods. Book in advance for best rates. You may purchase tickets online, over the phone, from stations, from a travel agent or by mail but not onboard.
Schedule: Hours differ between weekdays and weekends. Check online for current information. Transportation to/from the Portland Transportation Center and Portland airport is $8 taxi (allow 15 min).
Contact: 1-800-USA-RAIL or www.amtrakdowneaster.com