Just like there are many interesting book stores all over the island, you can also find plenty of libraries with character. Below is a list of the libraries you can find, and what you can expect to find (besides books, of course): Southwest Harbor Public Library. Located on the Clark Point Road in Southwest Harbor… Read More


Have a hankering for something sweet? MDI has a lot to offer on the sweet tooth front, so you are in for a treat. Please note that in this post we’re just focusing on bakeries and cafes and not getting into the amazing desserts you can get from some of the local restaurants, but let… Read More


Almost everyone I went to middle school with had one of two summer jobs: lobster fishing or blueberry raking (these were jobs that, if you worked for family members, you could do before the age of 15). Since I wasn’t a huge success on the field, once I turned 16 I applied for work in… Read More


It’s no secret that MDI is a great place for being active (whether on land or on the water). Sometimes, it’s nice to have company for these activities, or at least a place to share knowledge and news (road conditions, upcoming events, that sort of thing). There are more than a few Facebook Groups dedicated… Read More


We know a lot of people love MDI… but what about falling in love on MDI? A Collection Of Contemporary Local Love Stories You Can Listen To The My Desert Island Podcast did a series of interviews with local couples a couple years ago. You can listen to the couples tell the stories in their… Read More


Winter’s a great time for all of us to catch up on our reading (what’s better than getting cozy with a good book?). Thankfully, we have a few bookstores to check out, right here on MDI: Sherman’s 6 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Known for: A bookstore with more, Sherman’s is also part gift… Read More


If you’ve been to MDI, you’re well aware that the scenery alone is enough to awaken your inner muse. If your goal is to create a work of art, MDI is a great place to be (whatever your skill level or preferred medium). For instance, Artwaves in Town Hill is a great place to check… 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 CentersĀ 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