This is really the only thing on Peaks Island unless you're going to a wedding or have a house there. The museum is quirky and charming, just like the island. if you have a few hours you should just walk around and look at all the cool architecture and ocean landscapes. the restaurants aren't bad either! just pay attention to ferry times
super cool rocky coast to explore and a lobster joint to eat at. parking is pretty difficult during the peak seasons but it was worth it. not a very good view of the light house though if that's what you're looking for.
the old port is fantastic! tons of shops to get lost in during the day, and even more bars to get lost in at night (check out Bull Feeny's for good music, $3 Deweys for free popcorn, and Foreplay if you feel like getting weird)
also pat's pizza is amazing if you get double crust.
make your reservation to get a tour like 2 months in advance!
this brewery is tiny but their tour is great for people who have never been to a brewery before. the tour guides are friendly and keep it informative and short (because they all know what we really want). the beer was better than expected and it was a good way to start our acadia adventure. it's only like 3 minutes out of the way from the main road, so you gotta do it.
it was -2 degrees and awful outside, their clam chowder warmed my heart
we woke up at 4:30 AM to watch the sunrise and it was the most beautiful thing i've ever seen. fog was rolling in and it was incredible with the light. after that you'll be hungry, but everywhere to eat will be closed til 8 AM so plan for that.