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


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 Lubec day trip is a little farther afield… Read More


Making Music = Making Community Once upon a time, making music with the people in your community was a common occurrence. Ordinary people were members of the town band, church choir, legion hall chorus, or holiday caroling group. Before we could carry the world’s collection of professionally recorded music in our pockets, we were all… Read More


Author Kassie Strout is a native of coastal Maine, currently living on the island with her family where she enjoys running, hiking, and exploring Acadia National Park (and all kinds of places, really). In the cooler months, she’s avid reader and binge-watcher of various t.v. shows. She also appreciates strong coffee and sweet food.  … Read More


Healing traditions are alive and well on and around Mount Desert Island. Whether you also lovingly refer to them as “woo-woo,” or prefer terms like alternative therapies, healing arts, or mystical practices, here is where to find practitioners on MDI. Healing Arts Practitioners Sage Moon Apothecary¬†is an herbal medicine shop owned and operated by Jennifer… Read More


Maine is quickly becoming known as a world-class craft beer destination. In fact, we recently tied for 2nd place in the number of breweries per capita in our state (with 9.6). While Portland may be the first city that comes to mind when dreaming of great beer, we are holding our own here in the… 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


Mount Desert Island is a wonderful place to explore the wonders and bounty of nature. With our special mix of mountains, marshes, lakes, ocean, tidal areas, fields, and forests, our island is home to a wide variety of plant species. Just take a walk anywhere on the island and you will encounter a variety of… Read More