Maine Advice is a semi regular column where we find Mainers to answer your Maine questions (and we weight in ourselves). This week’s guest is Carrie Jones. Carrie Jones is a New York Times and Internationally bestselling novelist, writing coach, and podcaster.  An award-winning newspaper editor and journalist, she’s also a content writer and photographer… Read More


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


Netflix might be convenient but nothing can beat watching a movie on the real big screen, in particular in a historic theater. We’re lucky to have five very special theaters within a one hour drive of MDI. They have great architecture, varied programming (not just movies!), and give us a fun way to experience the… Read More


Santa is coming–and so are the accompanying local Christmas traditions! Some say MDI can be dreary this time of year but not if you are out enjoying these fun holiday celebrations! Witham Hotels Annual Charitable Christmas Celebration Every year in early December Witham Hotels holds a fundraiser for the Witham Family Hotels Charitable Fund. It… Read More


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