We all drive through Seal Harbor at some point, but have you ever stopped to really look around? As with most places on MDI, Seal Harbor was first a native American domain and then settled as a fishing village which developed into a resort area with the requisite Summer Cottages and hotel facilities of the… Read More


In Part 2 of our Exploring Seal Harbor trip (Part 1 is here in case you missed it), we’re taking a look at Eastern side of Seal Harbor and Cooksey Drive area. This more of a drive around day trip so bring your car and get ready for some pretty views. We’ll start at my… Read More


The village of Otter Creek toady is unique in that it’s the only settlement on Mount Desert Island completely surrounded by Acadia National Park (ANP), but its current quiet residential feel belies a varied history. Long a seasonal Wabanaki hunting , fishing, and clamming cove, Samuel de Champlain sailed the shoreline of Otter Cove on… Read More


Whether you live on MDI or just visit us a lot, it can be sometimes nice to have an adventure in the form of a day trip. Day trips mean you can keep your home base and maybe see a little something you weren’t planning on. We are going to feature regular day trip destinations… Read More


So you made it Mount Desert Island. Congratulations! (And if we are getting ahead of ourselves, check out our previous post about getting to MDI without a car.) The joy of our Island is that all the villages are pretty much walkable and most have the basics available, so if you’re looking for transportation to… Read More


“Do I need to have a car on MDI?” While this question comes to us mostly from visitors, we know people who don’t drive that live here year round, so here are some thoughts for all who are wondering if they can spend time on MDI without their own car. In this first part, we… Read More


The sun is out and we’re hungry – Picnic time! Living on MDI, we are truly spoiled for beautiful scenery and there is nothing better than packing a lunch stealing away  from it all. Here are 5 lesser known favorite picnic spots of mine… but before we give it all away here’s some basic picnic etiquette!… Read More


  Though understandably famous as an outdoor and coastal resort location, Mount Desert Island also has a thriving year rounds arts and cultural community. The longer lazy days of summer offer plenty of cultural opportunities and performances. Here are 5 of our favorite annual music festivals. Mount Desert Festival Of Chamber Music Started in 1963, Mount… Read More


Farmers markets have sprung up everywhere over the last few years, there is even a National Farmer’s Market Week in August. If you aren’t taking advantage of MDI’s offerings, here are a few reasons why you should! Fresh and ripe – Your foods don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to reach the shelves, be picked unripe… Read More


  Did you grow up watching Bob Newhart or the Gilmore Girls? Are you at work, pondering packing it all in, selling everything and buying that B&B in Maine? I did just that! We’d been coming to Mount Desert Island for years and knew we wanted to move here. It was with great joy that… Read More