Vandalism is generally frowned upon on MDI… but when an inscription is found on Seawall with mysterious initials and the dates 1895-1900, it turned into a multi year quest that led to someone no one expected. The story also appears in this year’s issue of Chebacco Magazine (which looks way more like a book than… Read More


Are you a competitive person? The good news is while there are plenty of 5Ks out there, not all local competitions involve running. Check out our top five totally random contests that happen on a yearly basis on MDI! Lobster Races, Bar Harbor On the fourth of July, the Bar Harbor YMCA holds this event… Read More


Note: I tried to get a real picture of outdoor movie night! Wednesday, Bar Harbor’s movie night was cancelled and Thursday, I got to Ellsworth too late to take a great photo. I will try to get one so you can see how cool the setup is when this next happens! Have you ever watched… Read More


One of the best ways to get to know a place is shopping at its local grocery store. They usually have interesting things you don’t have at home, plus you can get supplies for meals or snacks to save a bit of cash while traveling. And whether you’re vacationing or living on Mount Desert Island,… Read More


  The ocean is Maine is a little cold for some of us… this post is for those of you who, like me, enjoy a non-ocean swimming option! Since large bodies of freshwater water on MDI, like Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond, are public water supplies that you can’t swim in. Here are the best… Read More


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