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


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


Whether you live on MDI or just visit us a lot, it can be sometimes nice to have an adventure in the form of a day trip. Day trips mean you can keep your home base and maybe see a little something you weren’t planning on. We are going to feature regular day trip destinations… Read More


A few years ago, a post of “local” place names on MDI showed up on Facebook – the one that stumped most people was the “Algerine Coast”. Since then I’ve stumbled across mentions of it  around the web from time to time, but “facts” still remain shrouded in mystery, so PLEASE feel free to comment… 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


In Part 2 of our Exploring Seal Harbor trip (Part 1 is here in case you missed it), we’re taking a look at Eastern side of Seal Harbor and Cooksey Drive area. This more of a drive around day trip so bring your car and get ready for some pretty views. We’ll start at my… 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


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