This post is sponsored by Red Cloak Tours. This tour company operates seasonally and they offer kid friendly, dog friendly, accessible, and really unique tours of Bar Harbor’s haunted places. Besides ghostly tours, they have lighthouse and other tours… so you can have a unique experience with them even if you are on Mount Desert… Read More


  If you love Maine, you probably love reading stories that take place in Maine. Unlike other Maine book lists, we’ve tried to include the specific Maine locations in each book, in addition to dividing it by genre. If you have other books we are missing, please comment below and we will add them for… Read More


  While exploring MDI can take a lifetime, it is also fun to find adventures that take you off our little island. We love to feature day trips on this blog, giving our readers ideas for other great places to explore while still being based on MDI. Our Belfast day trip is totally doable in… Read More


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