If you’ve been on MDI year round, you may have gotten clever about figuring out ‘what’s open’ but to those of you who haven’t, here is a way you can figure out what’s open (until I become a millionaire and my extra money funds the development of the What’s Open On MDI app): Bar Harbor… Read More


Do you ever feel that our MDI Small Businesses only care about the tourists? Well we’re happy to say you’re wrong. I hear this grumble from time to time and today, whilst sipping my coffee, was no exception. Of course the fact that I’d forgotten my Choco-Latte card was my fault (and yes I could… Read More


In our last post, we shared information about the different transfer and recycling stations available on the island… But you may be wondering about the whole system: Here is great visual from Acadia  Disposal District.  For Non Member Towns they sort, process, and sell on their own (we’re sure Southwest has some form of processing… Read More


Ah the local dump, there’s nothing like it whether you are looking to gather treasures or drop your refuse.   We have three transfer stations here on MDI and Tremont has a recycling area. Bar Harbor is about to start the renovation of their transfer station, so we are including the details for the temporary… Read More


If you’ve been to MDI, you’re well aware that the scenery alone is enough to awaken your inner muse. If your goal is to create a work of art, MDI is a great place to be (whatever your skill level or preferred medium). For instance, Artwaves in Town Hill is a great place to check… Read More


When I moved to Bar Harbor almost ten years ago, I knew two people. Because of this, I had to grow my network. On this island, we have a mixture of civic organizations (which sort of recognize peoples’ occupations as part of membership) and networking/professional groups that will help you get connected faster and better… Read More


Congratulations, you want to move to Mount Desert Island. Whether it’s a new job in the area, the idea of being near Acadia National Park, or any number of other reasons, we’re happy you’re considering living here year round. If you’ve begun to look for housing, chances are you’ve seen it’s not as straight forward… 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


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


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