Little Free Libraries are typically small wooden structures that contain books that people are free to take and bring back or exchange for another book without a library card or other formal registration. Usually there is a person in charge of that specific Little Free Library who maintains it and restocks the books as they… Read More


Who doesn’t love driving along and stumbling across an amazing roadside food stand? While good old lemonade stands have mostly gone the way of cassette tapes and Napster, roadside food stands are having a revival and can still be found peppered all around our island and surrounding community. Many of these stands are seasonal, but… Read More


People go on vacation to relax (at least that’s the goal!)–make sure you get some good relaxation in on your MDI vacation. Or, perhaps you are a local working hard during the summer season–make sure to take off some stress by visiting a local spa. MDI has many of them–this is your compete guide. Bella… Read More


Trying to catch your favorite team on television but looking for some camaraderie? We have a few sports bars on MDI you can watch the action! Little Anthony’s Bar Harbor Affectionately known by locals as “Little A’s,” this sports bar is located right on Cottage Street as you enter Bar Harbor, about a ten-minute walk… Read More


Mount Desert Island is usually applauded for its natural beauty but anyone who has adventured around the island has probably noticed a variety of interesting architectural styles. Whether you want a fun excuse to drive around or just would like to understand how architecture has played into the history of MDI, this post is for… Read More


Who doesn’t love a leisurely breakfast? And whether you are actually on Mount Desert Island on vacation or live here and want to treat yourself, brunch is a fun splurge. Because I haven’t seen this information collected anywhere, I thought we’d put together a brunch blog post about options including some useful info (like booze… Read More


  One thing that is well known about Mount Desert Island is its great school system. But we all know learning doesn’t have to stop after formal schooling is over. Participating in continuing education opportunities is a fun way to learn new things, meet new people, and even improve your career prospects. You can learn… Read More


Congratulations, you’ve decided to start (or move) your business to MDI! Are you surprised there isn’t a counseling center, economic development director, or other resource to help you do this?  It’s not at all obvious what to do, which is why I thought I’d write this post with my 11 years experience of business on… Read More


5Ks are great events to participate in. They get you outside and doing something healthy, you meet people, and usually the small registration fee also happens to support a good cause. When we realized there was no central location to find out about all the 5Ks on MDI, we decided to do a post that… Read More