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Maine Guidebook

Graham + Alissa
Graham + Alissa
Joined in 2013
Graham + Alissa

Maine Guidebook

Food scene
Amazing brick oven pizza place (we are New Yorkers so you know its good) on a farm in a wildflower field. They sell their excellent bread here too. Must have a reservation and seats fill up very quickly.
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Tinder Hearth
1452 Coastal Road
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Amazing brick oven pizza place (we are New Yorkers so you know its good) on a farm in a wildflower field. They sell their excellent bread here too. Must have a reservation and seats fill up very quickly.
Classic Maine experience since 1946. Amazing lobster rolls and local seafood on the Bagaduce River. They also sell very cheap used kids books at the window!
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Bagaduce Lunch
145 Frank's Flat Rd
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Classic Maine experience since 1946. Amazing lobster rolls and local seafood on the Bagaduce River. They also sell very cheap used kids books at the window!
A beautiful, historic waterfront hotel. Enjoy afternoon tea with popovers and a gorgeous view then take a walk around their manicured gardens. Avoid the crowds at Jordan Pond House and have your popovers here.
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Asticou Inn
15 Peabody Dr
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A beautiful, historic waterfront hotel. Enjoy afternoon tea with popovers and a gorgeous view then take a walk around their manicured gardens. Avoid the crowds at Jordan Pond House and have your popovers here.
A hip waterfront town with good restaurants, ice creams shops and local boutiques. Check out the town's website for summer events listings.
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Belfast
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A hip waterfront town with good restaurants, ice creams shops and local boutiques. Check out the town's website for summer events listings.
Visit Jordan Pond House for tea and popovers. This restaurant is nestled inside beautiful Acadia National Park. Much more touristy than the Asticou but fun nonetheless.
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Jordan Pond
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Visit Jordan Pond House for tea and popovers. This restaurant is nestled inside beautiful Acadia National Park. Much more touristy than the Asticou but fun nonetheless.
Closest local amenities here. Get organic local produce and goods at the Blue Hill Coop. Visit Bucklyn Coffee shop for excellent locally roasted coffee. Tradewinds supermarket is a great grocery store for your big shops. Cute downtown with great little shops.
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Blue Hill
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Closest local amenities here. Get organic local produce and goods at the Blue Hill Coop. Visit Bucklyn Coffee shop for excellent locally roasted coffee. Tradewinds supermarket is a great grocery store for your big shops. Cute downtown with great little shops.
Excellent locally roasted coffee. Sells a large selection of their beans here and they will grind them for you as well.
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Bucklyn Coffee
103 ME-172
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Excellent locally roasted coffee. Sells a large selection of their beans here and they will grind them for you as well.
A classic seafood restaurant with fantastic chowder, local lobster, fish and chips, a kids menu, steak for seafood-phobes. A huge menu. Located on the Union River in Ellsworth with a lawn on the water for lounging while you wait for your table- last time we were there we saw and eagle grab a fish right out of the water.
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Union River Lobster Pot
8 South Street
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A classic seafood restaurant with fantastic chowder, local lobster, fish and chips, a kids menu, steak for seafood-phobes. A huge menu. Located on the Union River in Ellsworth with a lawn on the water for lounging while you wait for your table- last time we were there we saw and eagle grab a fish right out of the water.
A solid local bar and grill for nights when you don't feel like cooking but want to stay close to home.
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Marlintini's Grill
83 Mines Road
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A solid local bar and grill for nights when you don't feel like cooking but want to stay close to home.
San Francisco style Mexican food using locally sourced ingredients and fish. Dining area with outdoor tables and a cute playground for the little ones. A variety of different home made agua frescas and daily specials.
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EL EL FRIJOLES, Mexican Food
41 Caterpillar Hill Road
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San Francisco style Mexican food using locally sourced ingredients and fish. Dining area with outdoor tables and a cute playground for the little ones. A variety of different home made agua frescas and daily specials.
Sightseeing
Cape Rosier
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Acadia National Park Pond
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Gorgeous coastal town with little shops, bakeries and scenery. Quieter and less touristy than its neighbor Bar Harbor but with just as much to offer. A personal favorite.
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Southwest Harbor
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Gorgeous coastal town with little shops, bakeries and scenery. Quieter and less touristy than its neighbor Bar Harbor but with just as much to offer. A personal favorite.
More touristy than Southwest Harbor but good summer fun with souvenir shops, ice cream parlors, restaurants, whale watching tours and a lovely Native American museum.
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Bar Harbor
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More touristy than Southwest Harbor but good summer fun with souvenir shops, ice cream parlors, restaurants, whale watching tours and a lovely Native American museum.
Native American Museum dedicated to exploring the history and culture of Maine's Native people, the Wabanaki.
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Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street
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Native American Museum dedicated to exploring the history and culture of Maine's Native people, the Wabanaki.
Established company providing whale watching, lighthouse & nature boat tours throughout the summer.
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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co
1 West Street
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Established company providing whale watching, lighthouse & nature boat tours throughout the summer.
Take a tour of the gorgeous waters surrounding Cranberry and Islesford islands on a small boat that delivers the mail to the folks who live there. This is one of my favorites summer activities. Less touristy and more personal than the big tours but just as fun.
Beal & Bunker Inc
33 Main Street
Take a tour of the gorgeous waters surrounding Cranberry and Islesford islands on a small boat that delivers the mail to the folks who live there. This is one of my favorites summer activities. Less touristy and more personal than the big tours but just as fun.
Amenities
Great market for organic produce and locally made goods.
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Blue Hill Co-op
4 Ellsworth Rd
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Great market for organic produce and locally made goods.
Closest large grocery store for your big shops.
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Tradewinds Marketplace
15 South Street
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Closest large grocery store for your big shops.
Antiques and Flea Markets
Antiques, antiques, flea markets, antiques. Take a drive down route 1 and spend the day exploring all of the antique malls, shops and flea markets on both sides of the road.
Searsport
Antiques, antiques, flea markets, antiques. Take a drive down route 1 and spend the day exploring all of the antique malls, shops and flea markets on both sides of the road.
Great antique mall with tons of books in addition to furniture and vintage clothing.
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Big Chicken Barn Books
1768 Bucksport Rd
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Great antique mall with tons of books in addition to furniture and vintage clothing.
Hospitals/Urgent Care
Closest local hospital in case of any urgent medical needs.
Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital
Closest local hospital in case of any urgent medical needs.

City advice

What to pack
Waterproof shoes, a warm sweater and jacket, and bug spray.
Even summer in Maine can be cool - especially if you'll be going out on the water. Make sure to bring a warm sweater and jacket and waterproof shoes. If you're going into wooded areas, check yourselves for ticks afterwards. Especially behind your ears and in your hairline.