HIGHWAY DOLLHOUSE TREASURES in Orland, Mary Soper stocks a wide
variety of dollhouses, miniatures, and tiny furnitures.
which is Italian for "Lobster," provides a Mediterranean flavor to all
lof its dishes. Chef Devin Finigan, who has cooked at Restaurante
Jardin with Spanish chef Macarena de Castro on the Mediterranean island
of Mallorca, brings authentic experience to her waterfront restaurant.
No where on earth will you find better butter-poached lobster ravioli.
Our online dictionary defines barren land as "unproductive, infertile,
unfruitful, sterile, and desert." This has suggested to us that BARREN VIEW GOLF COURSE
in Jonesboro might benefit from a different name. This unusually scenic
course takes its name from the nearby blueberry barrens, but how are
tourists supposed to know this? Whatever it's called, Barren View is a
true links course offering a championship standard course suitable for
players of all abilities.
The BAYVIEW TAKE-OUT & MARKET on
Bayview Road in Penobscot has Downeast Maine's best haddockburgers.
Other notable eats include many varieties of sandwiches, burgers, fried
fish, clams, scallops, etc. The best take-out place hereabouts.
in Belfast offers an interesting and varied assortment of gemstones,
minerals, and fossils. Open year round, Bennett’s is the place to find
affordable gemstone jewelry from Maine and the world..
not a biker
shop," Betsy is quick to point out, although her BLACKSHEEP TRADING CO.
on Rte 3 in Trenton stocks lots of stuff such a custom sheepskin
motorcycle seat covers that bikers
like. On hand also are thousands of articles to be enjoyed by the
whole family including sheepskin slippers and matchless American
in "The Guide to Maine Golf Courses," Park Morrison called BLINK BONNIE GOLF LINKS
"one of Maine’s Hidden Gems!" Established in 1916, this links-style
9-hole walking course has an open layout with bunkers guarding its
velvet bentgrass greens and beautiful views of Flanders Bay from every
Searsport is a Mecca for serious modelers of historic ships. It is the home of BLUEJACKET SHIPCRAFTERS,
manufacturers of the world's finest ship model kits. In terms of
accuracy, attention to detail, and quality of materials and
instructions, no other ship model kits are comparable. The company is
the oldest modeling company in the US, founded in 1905 as the official
ship modeler to the US Navy. BlueJacket's models are found in museums
worldwide, with over 70 in the Smithsonian alone.
The CALAIS MOTOR INN
has Washington County's only heated, indoor, Olympic-sized swimming
dozen years in the furniture refinishing business, David Conary has
opened a gallery at DOWNEAST
on the Bucksport Road in Ellsworth that can only be described as a
unique cross between a new furnture showroom and an antiques shop.
Herkotz says he loves making pots. The pots he makes show this love.
You can see them at DOWN TO
shops in Blue Hill and Franklin.
The DRY DOCK CAFE
in downtown Southwest Harbor serves
seriously wonderful food, including CrispyChilean Style Haddock,
Scallops Southwest Harbor, Scallops Mornay, Walkers Wellington, Filet
Mignon, and Lobster along with Great Salads, and Homemade Soups and
The lovely DRYDOCK INN
in Southwest Harbor is open
year round and during spring and summer guests enjoy room service. The
inn features two suites with kitchen/living room combo and also
excite you, check out the possibilities at EAST COAST PERFORMANCE on
truck something really special. Visit them on
STORE on Route 15 in
Sedgwick serves as
center of community life hereabouts.
On hand are pretty much all of life's necessities—fresh produce, meat,
and other staples; a wonderful little bakery; the latest videos, fuel,
magazines and newspapers, and 24 and more varieties of soft serve ice
The people at EL
EL FRIJOLES take pride in
serving high-quality Mexican food
that is tasty, healthy, and nutritious. They make pretty much
everything from scratch, every day, and strive to use as many local
and/or organic ingredients as possible. They don't add sugars to things
that shouldn't be sweet and don't add fat to food that doesn't need it.
ELLSWORTH GIANT SUB
offers more than 60 varieties of sandwiches, but for
you they'll make whatever you like. There's plenty of parking; buses
and campers are welcome. They're open Monday thru Saturday year round.
After lunch, drop by the Blueberry Hill Dairy Bar next door for
Variety Stores, but only a few Incredible Variety
Stores. Leading the parade here is ELMER'S
DISCOUNT on Route One in Columbia, a place of such
great variety it makes one a bit dizzy. Shop here for hardware,
housewares, crafts, plumbing, sporting goods, gifts, marine supplies,
paint, books, automotive, lawn & Garden, toys, and more.
in the historic Archibald-Adams House (circa 1793) on Main
Street in Cherryfield, the ENGLISHMAN'S
is situated on the banks of the beautiful Narraguagus River. Originally
built in 1793, this Federal-style home was renovated and restored
museum quality in the 1990s. It is listed on the National Register of
of residential glazing
GOOD DEALS ANTIQUES MALL & COLLECTIBLES
on Main Street in Bucksport offers an incredible assortment of
interesting items. A Dealer's Shop, new venders are always welcome.
Consignment on furniture and household items. Inventory changes daily;
you'll always find a good deal. Call 207/469-2000.
From Water Street, ISLAND COW ICE CREAM
doesn't look all that imposing, but, trust us, here is something
special. The ice cream here is Farm Fresh, which isn't
quite the same as homemade. Farm fresh ice cream is made from milk and
cream straight from the cow. It's also made from pure cane sugar. The
menu is quite extensive, including offerings from chick pea salad to
spicy black bean soup. To the greatest extent possible, organic
ingredients are used. The farm-made soft serve is 10 percent butterfat.
If you don't want a cone, you can get ice cream served in biodegradable
bagasse cups, which are made from recycled straw. At the Common Ground
Fair, Island Cow fare was honored as both Best Food and Best Dessert.
Like Island Cow on FACEBOOK.
The KITCHEN GARDEN RESTAURANT
on the Village Road in Steuben is committed to serving fresh organic
and local ingredients whenever possible. The menus here change monthly
according to the season and available ingredients, providing a wide
variety of cuisines and tastes. Bring cash or check; no credit cards.
BYOB. Call 207/546-4269 a day ahead for reservations.
We guess that the opposite of fast food is the low-and-slow Texas barbecue found at Trenton's LOBSTER POUND AND REAL PIT BBQ.
The pulled pork in our sandwich had been smoked for a full 24
hours—this guarantees it'll stay moist. There aren't better bbq ribs
anywhere, and the sweet corn tastes fresh from the vine. Trip Advisor
gave this place its Number One, Five Star Rating.
courses hilly? You'll love the LUCERNE
CLUB. Besides hills, it boasts some of the finest greens
anywhere. This challenging Donald Ross
course, established in 1926, is a truly fine 9-hole test of any
IMPORTED CAR SERVICE
in Town Hill, David White runs perhaps the world's greenest auto repair
business. Among other things, he heats his place with recycled motor
oil and wastes next to nothing.
people at MAINE'S OWN
TREATS on the Bar Harbor Rod in Ellsworth offer free samples
of the most popular of the 26 varieties of jams and jellies they make.
A major attraction is the OCEANARIUM
on Route 3 in Bar Harbor. Featured
are a lobster hatchery, a lobster museum, and a marsh walk. Most often
there's a lobsterman on hand to explain the mysteries of his venerable
If you stay on Rte 1 east of Ellsworth, you'll come to RUTH AND WIMPY'S KITCHEN
where quite often you can get the area's best deal on a lobster dinner.
Here also is Hancock’s foremost celebrity Wilbur the Lobster, the
world's biggest lobster sculpture. Ruth and Wimpy were featured
nationally on The Cooking Channel in a show called "Hook, Line, and
Dinner." Peruse their MENU.
Your Sign is often completely
responsible for the first impression your company makes. You need to
make a good one. With complete professionalism, SIERRA SIGNS AND DESIGNS
in Hacock will put your best foot forward.
in Southwest Harbor serves the individual needs of anybody with a boat.
From metal fabrications and welding to underwater hull inspections,
Southwest Boat is the company to turn to.
at the Pine Ridge Golf Center in Sedgwick offers cuisine that is really
quite excellent. You can get such things as mozarella sticks with hot
marinara sauce, pepper poppers, chili cheese fries, brocoli poppers,
and sweet potato fries.
general auto repair, Tim Bybee of TDP AUTOMOTIVE on
Rte 1 in Steuben has the area's only Mustang Dynomometer, the
instrumentation high performance dragsters employ to coax the most from
their machines .
you please the locals, summer people, and tourists all at the same
time? The folks at THE GOOD
have found a way. They combine simple, good, home-style cooking with
high-quality ingredients to provide nutritious, wholesome, delicious
We like getting breakfast at TIDEWAY MARKET.on Route One East of Ellsworth.
Our favorite is their biscuits and sausage gravey, but there are
several additional tempting offerings. There's also made-from-scratch
pizza and fresh chicken tenders.
LLC, the Blue Hill Peninsula's premier property
company, offers over 100 weekly waterfront rentals,
not limited to cottages, cabins, houses, mansions and estates along the
coast of Mid Coast & Down East Maine, including Bar Harbor and
Acadia National Park.
Phil Alley’s ACADIA
WEATHERVANES AND WOODSHOP CUPOLAS on the Bar Harbor Road in
Trenton is the area's original Cupola and Weathervane
factory store. These family-crafted cupolas are built with only
the finest materials using methods usually reserved for high-quality