Have you eaten all the lobster and blueberry pie? Want something a little different on Mount Desert Island? MDI has some great eating, year round and if you want a flavor that is from another land, you are in luck.  Believe it or not Mount Desert Island does have its share of ethnic food. Here’s… Read More


echo lake beach

  Love beaches? So do we. Here are our top five here on Mount Desert Island. Note: We love Sand Beach as much as the next person (the one thing I’ll say, if you really want parking and are there in the middle of July or August, our tip is to just go in the… Read More


  Clams–they are quite tasty and there are many places to eat them on MDI. However if you want to DIY, there are opportunities right here on Mount Desert Island. Besides getting your own dinner, clamming can be a great family activity. Check out our Complete Guide To Clamming below and you will find that… Read More


Little Free Libraries are typically small wooden structures that contain books that people are free to take and bring back or exchange for another book without a library card or other formal registration. Usually there is a person in charge of that specific Little Free Library who maintains it and restocks the books as they… Read More


Who doesn’t love driving along and stumbling across an amazing roadside food stand? While good old lemonade stands have mostly gone the way of cassette tapes and Napster, roadside food stands are having a revival and can still be found peppered all around our island and surrounding community. Many of these stands are seasonal, but… Read More


People go on vacation to relax (at least that’s the goal!)–make sure you get some good relaxation in on your MDI vacation. Or, perhaps you are a local working hard during the summer season–make sure to take off some stress by visiting a local spa. MDI has many of them–this is your compete guide. Bella… Read More


Trying to catch your favorite team on television but looking for some camaraderie? We have a few sports bars on MDI you can watch the action! Little Anthony’s Bar Harbor Affectionately known by locals as “Little A’s,” this sports bar is located right on Cottage Street as you enter Bar Harbor, about a ten-minute walk… Read More


Mount Desert Island is usually applauded for its natural beauty but anyone who has adventured around the island has probably noticed a variety of interesting architectural styles. Whether you want a fun excuse to drive around or just would like to understand how architecture has played into the history of MDI, this post is for… Read More


Winter on Mount Desert Island does not have to mean less exercise or less time outdoors. In fact, for many it can be just the opposite! One of the best outdoor winter activities MDI has to offer is cross-country skiing. If you’ve been wondering ‘Where can I go?’ this post is for you! The Best… Read More


Who doesn’t love a leisurely breakfast? And whether you are actually on Mount Desert Island on vacation or live here and want to treat yourself, brunch is a fun splurge. Because I haven’t seen this information collected anywhere, I thought we’d put together a brunch blog post about options including some useful info (like booze… Read More