MDI is a place of natural wonder, a place where mountain and sea live together in peace.  While a hike up Cadillac or Beehive is highly recommended, the water is a great option if you’re interested in seeing the island through a fresh set of eyes. For your convenience, we have researched the best boat… Read More


When exploring a national park that is 49,052 acres wide, it can be difficult to see all you want to see during a short, fun-filled vacation.  Luckily for us, the Indus Valley gave us wheels!  Acadia National Park and the town of Bar Harbor offer quite a few options if you’re looking to learn more… Read More


In a state obsessed with whoopie and blueberry pies, you’ve probably noticed a high concentration of popovers offered on Mount Desert Island.  This dates back to 1895 when the Jordan Pond House was established. Thomas and Nellie McIntire purchased the old Jordan Homestead and began adding on rooms to accommodate diners.  Popovers were among the original… Read More


There seems to be a concept on MDI of ‘August People’ or ‘100 days of August’. Sometimes people just say ‘August’ in an exasperated tone. There may be different ways of putting it but the basic idea is for locals, August is the time when a less pleasant crowd comes to town, and where work… 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


Ah love on MDI. It’s a beautiful thing. If you want to do the dinner/drinks thing for your next date, we’re not here to stop you. If you want to get some creativity points, try out these five ideas (some under $25 even) and make yourself unforgettable. Great Head Hike and Kite Flying on Sand… 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 Centers 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