This post is sponsored by Red Cloak Tours. This tour company operates seasonally and they offer kid friendly, dog friendly, accessible, and really unique tours of Bar Harbor’s haunted places. Besides ghostly tours, they have lighthouse and other tours… so you can have a unique experience with them even if you are on Mount Desert… Read More


  If you love Maine, you probably love reading stories that take place in Maine. Unlike other Maine book lists, we’ve tried to include the specific Maine locations in each book, in addition to dividing it by genre. If you have other books we are missing, please comment below and we will add them for… Read More


Making Music = Making Community Once upon a time, making music with the people in your community was a common occurrence. Ordinary people were members of the town band, church choir, legion hall chorus, or holiday caroling group. Before we could carry the world’s collection of professionally recorded music in our pockets, we were all… Read More


Healing traditions are alive and well on and around Mount Desert Island. Whether you also lovingly refer to them as “woo-woo,” or prefer terms like alternative therapies, healing arts, or mystical practices, here is where to find practitioners on MDI. Healing Arts Practitioners Sage Moon Apothecary is an herbal medicine shop owned and operated by Jennifer… Read More


Maine is quickly becoming known as a world-class craft beer destination. In fact, we recently tied for 2nd place in the number of breweries per capita in our state (with 9.6). While Portland may be the first city that comes to mind when dreaming of great beer, we are holding our own here in the… Read More


Vandalism is generally frowned upon on MDI… but when an inscription is found on Seawall with mysterious initials and the dates 1895-1900, it turned into a multi year quest that led to someone no one expected. The story also appears in this year’s issue of Chebacco Magazine (which looks way more like a book than… Read More


Note: I tried to get a real picture of outdoor movie night! Wednesday, Bar Harbor’s movie night was cancelled and Thursday, I got to Ellsworth too late to take a great photo. I will try to get one so you can see how cool the setup is when this next happens! Have you ever watched… Read More


Have you eaten all the lobster and blueberry pie? Want something a little different on Mount Desert Island? MDI has some great eating, year round and if you want a flavor that is from another land, you are in luck.  Believe it or not Mount Desert Island does have its share of ethnic food. Here’s… Read More


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