Social media is a great way to join a community. Like most small towns, MDI has some active Facebook pages related to different aspects of the community. Here are a few you might want to join: Where To Buy On MDI Full disclosure: we started this one. We found in terms of what we needed… Read More


For some, winter might sound sad and depressing. But for many year-round MDI residents, this is exciting, in part because it means ice skating. MDI just recently got its first traditional ice rink. Tremont built an ice rink in early 2018 and it is maintained by the Tremont Recreation Board. Updates on the rink can… 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


Back when Bar Harbor was the town of Eden (1796-1918), it established 13 districts. One of them was Hulls Cove. But Hulls Cove has history that pre-dates Bar Harbor or Eden. Native Americans from the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Micmac, and Maliseet tribes came to Hulls Cove and other parts of MDI (then known as Pemetic) for… Read More


Everyone who thinks of Maine food thinks of lobsters and blueberries. But there are other things we think you’d enjoy that are equally Maine to the taste buds. Here are five Maine foods you may want to try (or if you’re a local, get your visiting friends to try) for the full Maine experience. Moxie… Read More


Two previous blog posts have taken you through 266 miles of the Maine Sculpture Trail – Oh Canada Route. If you missed them, go back and check out Part 1 and Part 2. This final post describes our last day of this unique adventure. Day Three- Back At It After another good night’s rest and… Read More


The Maine Sculpture Trail is an outdoor exhibit of 34 stone sculptures positioned over a 200-mile stretch of coastal Maine. If you haven’t already, check out our Part One post, and then come back here to continue your adventure. Day 2: Back At It After a well-deserved night of rest, we’re rejuvenated and eating breakfast… Read More


You may not know about The Maine Sculpture Trail but you might have seen a granite statue in an unlikely location somewhere in Downeast Maine. The reality is these sculptures were built over the course of years by world class artists for the towns they now live in. Local Mainer and Steuben native, Jesse Salisbury,… Read More


This is a counterpart to our previous blog of a guide to those wanting to know more about the cruise ships docking in Bar Harbor. If you don’t want to interact with the cruise ship and passengers, this post is your guide for how to avoid the cruise ship scene. Understand the schedule and amount… Read More