With an array of local dining options, a vibrant arts scene, and ocean vistas, these tight-knit communities on the Blue Hill Peninsula deliver a unique weekend getaway and solace from the busier Mount Desert Island towns just up the coast.
September 16, 2017 | Private home in Blue Hill
The Blue Hill peninsula is home to a warm and welcoming community that offers visitors a taste of small-town hospitality on the coast of Maine.
The Blue Hill Peninsula, just west of Mount Desert Island, has a long heritage of boatbuilding, fishing, and farming, and although the towns are popular summer destinations, they also offer year-round community and culture.
As my husband Mark and I drive north with our five- and three-year-old sons, Luke and Noah, and Be a our Lab mix, I snap a family selfie and dash off an Instagram post: “Blue Hill, are you ready for … Continue reading
Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff Each time I visit the Blue Hill Peninsula I am struck by the stunning scenery, close-knit community, and passionate food scene. I’m excited to dive back in for the weekend with my wife Jocelyn … Continue reading
Secondhand stores give relics of the past new life and reward customers with the satisfaction of spontaneously wandering in and finding a one-of-a-kind item. Visit any of these stores, and youll find it to be true: they just dont make … Continue reading
It’s a farm-to-table world and people in Blue Hill the town and the peninsula naturally make connections to whats local and fresh. Food traditions here go way back to the land (and sea). For the weekend, we follow winding roads … Continue reading
August 9, 2014 | John Peters Estate in Blue Hill Photographs by Kate Crabtree Photography Maxime and Meg had their first college class together at Colby College. They started as friends and grew into more as they created many memories … Continue reading
SEE-August 2013 Hitoshi Tanaka’s The Window of the Sea Wind, 2011, stone and granite sculpture, 7’ x 7’ x 16” “Visitors to Blue Hill can see the blue sky and ocean through this window. Those who visit from the sea … Continue reading