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


Author Kassie Strout is a native of coastal Maine, currently living on the island with her family where she enjoys running, hiking, and exploring Acadia National Park (and all kinds of places, really). In the cooler months, she’s avid reader and binge-watcher of various t.v. shows. She also appreciates strong coffee and sweet food.  … Read More


Vandalism is generally frowned upon on MDI… but when an inscription is found on Seawall with mysterious initials and the dates 1895-1900, it turned into a multi year quest that led to someone no one expected. The story also appears in this year’s issue of Chebacco Magazine (which looks way more like a book than… Read More


Mount Desert Island is usually applauded for its natural beauty but anyone who has adventured around the island has probably noticed a variety of interesting architectural styles. Whether you want a fun excuse to drive around or just would like to understand how architecture has played into the history of MDI, this post is for… Read More


A few years ago, a post of “local” place names on MDI showed up on Facebook – the one that stumped most people was the “Algerine Coast”. Since then I’ve stumbled across mentions of it  around the web from time to time, but “facts” still remain shrouded in mystery, so PLEASE feel free to comment… Read More


In Part 2 of our Exploring Seal Harbor trip (Part 1 is here in case you missed it), we’re taking a look at Eastern side of Seal Harbor and Cooksey Drive area. This more of a drive around day trip so bring your car and get ready for some pretty views. We’ll start at my… Read More


The village of Otter Creek toady is unique in that it’s the only settlement on Mount Desert Island completely surrounded by Acadia National Park (ANP), but its current quiet residential feel belies a varied history. Long a seasonal Wabanaki hunting , fishing, and clamming cove, Samuel de Champlain sailed the shoreline of Otter Cove on… 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