Things to Do

As a Midwesterner, the sight of my first Maine lobster was intimidating: 2 pounds of cooked meat hidden inside the crustacean’s formidable red shell. I […]

Vultures play an important role in maintaining ecosystems, but the scavenging birds of prey more often are known for circling over dead animal carcasses or […]

Seven yurts nestle deep in the woods of Southwest Harbor. Shaded by towering spruce and white pine, the domed round dwellings don’t detract from the […]

For over a decade, Daniel Lunt has stood at the helm of different ferries, most recently the Miss Lizzie, which runs between Bar Harbor on […]

From Herb Hodgkins’ living room, you get a sweeping view of the Tidal Falls. As a visitor sits and talks with the retired lobster pound […]

Charles Galley remembers when his family got their very first telephone — a black Western Electric 500 rotary dial model — at their Winkumpaugh Road […]

At 7:45 a.m. on a weekday, Michael Wade tightened the laces on his bright green running shoes. Lush lawns, shrubbery and iridescent green tree leaves […]

The sculptures hanging above the washing machine at Kelly and Jane Littlefield’s house look like they belong in an art gallery. In fact, they’re already […]

Browsing the carrots, snap peas, strawberries and other freshly harvested produce at the Ellsworth Farmers Market, which convenes several days a week (see hours below) […]

“Have you ever shopped here?” Bonnie Copper asks as we walk into Blue Hill’s Turn-Style Thrift Shop. “Well, you’re going to after this.” At first […]

Pink gumballs are among the best sellers at Sugar Mags Retro Candy & Soda emporium in downtown Ellsworth.

A bell jingles when the door opens to Stubborn Cow Glass. Inside, the daylight illuminates a majestic peacock, spreading its iridescent train, created in stained […]

Somesville, the oldest village on Mount Desert Island and one of the most picturesque hamlets in Maine, has a history that reaches back centuries. You […]

Three kids bound up the trail toward the summit of John B. Mountain. The adults make their way behind as the day’s temperature climbs to 90 degrees.

Nearly a century ago, canoe builders on West Grand Lake were tinkering with their molds. The far-flung fishing and hunting spot in Washington County was […]