Visiting Blue Hill, Maine
Where we stayed: Down East Treasure to Enjoy – perfect for us, tastefully decorated and comfortable, with meaningful personal touches. We loved staying here.
Things we did: Canoeing, built fires on the beach, beach-combed, picked wild blueberries, danced, hiked, swam, picked wildflowers, made art with natural found objects.
Where we ate: We went to the Blue Hill Food Co-Op every day. We LOVED it. They have organic groceries and local produce as well as a great fresh organic cafe section so you can buy healthy prepared meals/snacks to dine in or take out. We had a kitchen in the house we rented, so I was able to buy groceries and pack picnics or cook every day. We ate dinner out only one night when we went to the Tinder Hearth pizza night (Friday) which is NOT TO BE MISSED. It was a highlight for our girls, eating pizza under an apple tree, swinging, climbing and running around a gorgeous garden with fellow wild and free children there to dine. Who would not love eating pizza and climbing trees all in one?
Places we visited: Acadia National Park, Curtis Cove Beach, Blue Hill (the actual hill), Peter’s Cove Waterfall, Flye Point, Castine, Brooklin, Bar Harbor.
Community events: Flash in the Pans – On Monday evenings in Summer, a big multi-generational dance party set to the joyful sounds of the local steel drum group. From 7:30-9:30, held outdoors in the local park. Donations benefit the local animal shelter. It so much fun, I danced for hours!
Thank you to Meg Chittenden for this guidance, it made our vacation very specially.