The sun is out and we’re hungry – Picnic time! Living on MDI, we are truly spoiled for beautiful scenery and there is nothing better than packing a lunch stealing away  from it all. Here are 5 lesser known favorite picnic spots of mine… but before we give it all away here’s some basic picnic etiquette!… Read More


  Though understandably famous as an outdoor and coastal resort location, Mount Desert Island also has a thriving year rounds arts and cultural community. The longer lazy days of summer offer plenty of cultural opportunities and performances. Here are 5 of our favorite annual music festivals. Mount Desert Festival Of Chamber Music Started in 1963, Mount… Read More


It’s no secret that MDI is a great place for being active (whether on land or on the water). Sometimes, it’s nice to have company for these activities, or at least a place to share knowledge and news (road conditions, upcoming events, that sort of thing). There are more than a few Facebook Groups dedicated… Read More


You may remember we just did a blog covering the Fine Art Fairs on MDI, and now it’s the turn of the more local craft fairs. These fairs feature the treasures created by your family, friends and neighbors. Some have a competitive portion, but many are fundraisers for our communities, a chance to meet local… Read More


Mount Desert Island is a place a lot of people visit to have a great time. And whether you’re into craft beers on a laid back afternoon or cocktails at a giant party (or something in between), here are the top five regular events where you can raise a glass (or two). First Friday Art… Read More


Mount Desert Island has been an inspiration and haven for artists since the mid 1800s when it was popularized by the Hudson School Painters such as Thomas Cole and Fredric Edwin Church. This brought both additional artists and the summer resort community to our island – a tradition that continues to this day and has… 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: Events On MDI Every business or non-profit that does anything pretty much posts it here (often several times). It’s… Read More


 Since we’ve talked sunrise previously, it only makes sense to offer you some non Cadillac Mountain sunset spots for the Night Owls.   Hadley Point Beach:  Owned by the Town of Bar Harbor, and managed as a multi-use area, Hadley Point is a popular picnic area and boat launch. Bring some firewood with you and have a… Read More


Let’s face it, a good old fashioned guidebook beats a phone app, especially when your phone charge is running low and your reception is a bit spotty. Here are a few guide books I think are great. Some are more maps, some are more like mini encyclopedias, and some are specialized. You could own all… Read More


Mount Desert Island is the home of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the United States to receive the morning sun for much of the year. This makes Sunrise on Cadillac a check on everyone’s to do list, but what if you want somewhere a little less busy or a slightly different experience? Anywhere that… Read More