Are you a competitive person? The good news is while there are plenty of 5Ks out there, not all local competitions involve running. Check out our top five totally random contests that happen on a yearly basis on MDI! Lobster Races, Bar Harbor On the fourth of July, the Bar Harbor YMCA holds this event… Read More


  The ocean is Maine is a little cold for some of us… this post is for those of you who, like me, enjoy a non-ocean swimming option! Since large bodies of freshwater water on MDI, like Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond, are public water supplies that you can’t swim in. Here are the best… Read More


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  Love beaches? So do we. Here are our top five here on Mount Desert Island. Note: We love Sand Beach as much as the next person (the one thing I’ll say, if you really want parking and are there in the middle of July or August, our tip is to just go in the… Read More


Trying to catch your favorite team on television but looking for some camaraderie? We have a few sports bars on MDI you can watch the action! Little Anthony‚Äôs Bar Harbor Affectionately known by locals as “Little A’s,” this sports bar is located right on Cottage Street as you enter Bar Harbor, about a ten-minute walk… Read More


5Ks are great events to participate in. They get you outside and doing something healthy, you meet people, and usually the small registration fee also happens to support a good cause. When we realized there was no central location to find out about all the 5Ks on MDI, we decided to do a post that… Read More


One thing Mount Desert Island is known for is its strong sense of community. While there is no soup kitchen, there are plenty of community meals open to everyone. You can see a nice slice of life, people of all ages from all kinds of backgrounds, at these events… and get some great food. Here… Read More


We know that those who are attracted to MDI are inherently an intelligent group–after all, they are smart enough to come to this beautiful island. Here we want to help stimulate that intellect by offering you the top five museums on this island. Yes MDI has wonderful views, great shopping, and terrific food–but is also… Read More


Netflix might be convenient but nothing can beat watching a movie on the real big screen, in particular in a historic theater. We’re lucky to have five very special theaters within a one hour drive of MDI. They have great architecture, varied programming (not just movies!), and give us a fun way to experience the… 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: Where To Buy On MDI Full disclosure: we started this one. We found in terms of what we needed… Read More


Everyone who thinks of Maine food thinks of lobsters and blueberries. But there are other things we think you’d enjoy that are equally Maine to the taste buds. Here are five Maine foods you may want to try (or if you’re a local, get your visiting friends to try) for the full Maine experience. Moxie… Read More