While exploring MDI can take a lifetime, it is also fun to find adventures that take you off our little island. We love to feature day trips on this blog, giving our readers ideas for other great places to explore while still being based on MDI. Our Belfast day trip is totally doable in… Read More


  One thing that is well known about Mount Desert Island is its great school system. But we all know learning doesn’t have to stop after formal schooling is over. Participating in continuing education opportunities is a fun way to learn new things, meet new people, and even improve your career prospects. You can learn… Read More


You may not know about The Maine Sculpture Trail but you might have seen a granite statue in an unlikely location somewhere in Downeast Maine. The reality is these sculptures were built over the course of years by world class artists for the towns they now live in. Local Mainer and Steuben native, Jesse Salisbury,… Read More


Whether you live on MDI or just visit us a lot, it can be sometimes nice to have an adventure in the form of a day trip. Day trips mean you can keep your home base and maybe see a little something you weren’t planning on. We are going to feature regular day trip destinations… 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 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


When I first moved here, I joked that everyone seemed to be making jewelry. People on this island are pretty artistic, and a great way to remember your trip (instead of buying a cheesy t-shirt) is to get yourself a nice piece of jewelry. Here are some places you can check out. (I’ve tried to… 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