There’s places to hike besides Acadia National Park? You bet and we covered them in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Today our final post about hikes you can do near Acadia National Park without being in it. The Kinglet Trail at the Alycon Center Location: Seal Cove The Alycon Center is a… Read More


In our first post in this series, we told you about the five best local hiking trails that are not part of Acadia National Park. In writing it, we realized there are way more than five we wanted to talk about. Really–there are just so many good trails that it is very hard to say… Read More


Acadia National Park is awesome. But the awesomeness of Acadia has been well-documented and overshadowing some of the other cool local hiking spots that are not Acadia. As the tourists flock to Acadia, sometimes these lesser-known spots can be wide open for your enjoyment and not far from Mount Desert Island! Birdsacre Location: Ellsworth, Maine… Read More


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