In a state obsessed with whoopie and blueberry pies, you’ve probably noticed a high concentration of popovers offered on Mount Desert Island.  This dates back to 1895 when the Jordan Pond House was established. Thomas and Nellie McIntire purchased the old Jordan Homestead and began adding on rooms to accommodate diners.  Popovers were among the original… Read More


There seems to be a concept on MDI of ‘August People’ or ‘100 days of August’. Sometimes people just say ‘August’ in an exasperated tone. There may be different ways of putting it but the basic idea is for locals, August is the time when a less pleasant crowd comes to town, and where work… Read More


In a previous post, we mentioned how you can stay active on land… but being on an island, we realize that is only half the fun. Here are some ways you can take advantage of the lakes and oceans in and around Mount Desert Island. Kayaking. No matter what your experience level, you can head… Read More


If you’re the type of person who likes to get up and go, MDI is a great place to be. We decided to break your options for being active on Mount Desert Island into ‘land’ and ‘water’ options. Here’s what we know that’s on dry land: Gyms & Fitness Centers For a gym experience, Bar Harbor… Read More


If you prefer sight-seeing on foot, MDI has a few different walking tours available. Each tour has it’s own unique theme. All of these tours are designed to be enjoyable for locals and visitors alike, so there’s something for everyone. The Red Cloak Tour in Bar Harbor. These tours are designed to explore the spookier… Read More


Want to bring your best friend to MDI with you for some adventures? You’re in luck! It’s a pretty dog-friendly community overall, from lodging to dining to exploring the park, and more. Here are some dining, lodging, and general activities that welcome well-behaved dogs (and humans). Food The Coffee Hound in Bar Harbor not only welcomes… Read More


One of the most common bucket list items for people visiting Maine: eat lobster. Fresh out of the ocean and simply prepared, it is a delicacy you can pay dearly for if you eat it elsewhere on earth. The two common ways to eat lobster are: Boiled. You get the whole lobster on a plate… Read More


Whether you’re looking for gut-busting laughs, a classical theater production, something more original and unique, a child friendly-atmosphere, or the creative work of other individuals, there’s something for you on the island! MDI has a robust offering of live performances (not including music- we had to make a separate post for that!). ImprovAcadia on Cottage… Read More