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maine pedi cabThe Inn on Carleton B&B is conveniently located in the West End district of Portland, Maine. Travelers have close proximity to all modes of transportation including the Portland International Jetport airport (less than 3 miles away), Amtrak rail and bus terminals. Local islands can be accessed with Casco Bay Ferry Lines. Another fun form of transportation around Portland is the Maine Pedi Cab - Portland's #1 pedal-powered transporation service.

Many of Portland's main attractions are well within walking distance of the Inn, these include Haddlock Field, home of the Portland Seadogs (The Boston Red Sox AA affiliate), The Cumberland County Civic Center and the Merrill Auditorium, both offering fabulous schedules for music and the performing arts.

Visitors often come to Portland to experience some of the wonderful cuisine offered in the over 300 restaurants in the city. Below is a list of many of the fine dining establishments close to the Inn:

Five Fifty Five Restaurant
Bistro Petite Jacqueline
The Old Port Sea Grill
Fore Street
Back Bay Grill
Joe's Boat House
Saltwater Grille
Duck Fat
Becky's Diner
Street and Co.
Pom's Thai Taste
Hot Suppa
Geo's Patissarie Cafe
Gritty McDuff's
Three Dollar Dewey's
Sebago Brewing Company
Bull Feeney's

For those who enjoy Mead you may want to try the tasting room at Maine Mead Works.

Accommodations are also offered close by for guests visiting friends and relatives staying at both Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

Much of Portland's shopping is close at hand in the Old Port and Maine Mall is South Portland. The Arts District is full of galleries featuring work from both local and international artists. Some of these fine art galleries include Greenhut Gallery, Fore Street Gallery, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Whitney Art Works,and Susan Maasch Fine Art. Don't miss the First Friday Art Walk!

The Portland Museum of Art is fantastic and offers free admission every first Friday of every month (after 5.00pm). Portland is also home to the Maine College of Art on Congress Street. Also, don't miss the Wicked Walking Tours and see the legends and history of haunted Portland.

Further afield, Maine offers great shopping in close by locals like Freeport, Wiscasset, Rockland, Camden and Boothbay Harbor. Fishing, boating, camping and hiking are a short drive away in the beautiful Lakes Region. Leaf peeping in the autumn when the landscape is colored with the warm glow of red, orange and yellow is always stunning. Skiing, snowmobiling and snow boarding are not too far from the Inn in the winter months.

The White Mountains of New Hampshire and the historic city of Boston are a stone's throw away. Come and enjoy the warmth and hospitality that the Inn on Carleton and the whole of New England has to offer!