Healing traditions are alive and well on and around Mount Desert Island. Whether you also lovingly refer to them as “woo-woo,” or prefer terms like alternative therapies, healing arts, or mystical practices, here is where to find practitioners on MDI. Healing Arts Practitioners Sage Moon Apothecary is an herbal medicine shop owned and operated by Jennifer… 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


Mount Desert Island is a wonderful place to explore the wonders and bounty of nature. With our special mix of mountains, marshes, lakes, ocean, tidal areas, fields, and forests, our island is home to a wide variety of plant species. Just take a walk anywhere on the island and you will encounter a variety of… 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


People go on vacation to relax (at least that’s the goal!)–make sure you get some good relaxation in on your MDI vacation. Or, perhaps you are a local working hard during the summer season–make sure to take off some stress by visiting a local spa. MDI has many of them–this is your compete guide. Bella… Read More


Congratulations, you’ve decided to start (or move) your business to MDI! Are you surprised there isn’t a counseling center, economic development director, or other resource to help you do this?  It’s not at all obvious what to do, which is why I thought I’d write this post with my 11 years experience of business on… Read More


There is definitely no shortage of quality places to stay on MDI in terms of hotels, bed and breakfasts, weekly rentals, and campgraounds. Here are some of the more unique places to rest your head on MDI and let the lights go out. Yurt Yurts are from central Asia, but you can sleep in one… Read More


While cruise ships come into Bar Harbor throughout the summer, the height of cruise ship season comes in September and October when cruises come nearly every day. Sometimes more than one are scheduled for a single day! If you want to know what’s going on related to cruise ships in Bar Harbor, this post has… Read More