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


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 Lubec day trip is a little farther afield… 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


One of the best ways to get to know a place is shopping at its local grocery store. They usually have interesting things you don’t have at home, plus you can get supplies for meals or snacks to save a bit of cash while traveling. And whether you’re vacationing or living on Mount Desert Island,… 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


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


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


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


  Summer festivals are a fun part of living on and visiting Mount Desert Island. Check out our previous post about festivals happening regularly in Bar Harbor.  This post is about festivals that happen in Southwest Harbor, which some people nickname the ‘backside’ or ‘quiet side’. (Next week’s blog post, and the final in this… Read More


If you’ve ever traveled around MDI, you know that gas stations/convenience stores are a nice part of the local landscape. They are typically locally owned and you can count on certain things being there: gas, ready made food like chips and soda, as well as more homemade or warmer options like freshly brewed coffee or… Read More