Right now I have 2 llamas. Everyone is welcome to visit them and learn something about how wonderful llamas are (and of course give them some horse candy).
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Martina Dittmar, Registered Maine Guide, leads forest bathing and nature connection events on quiet trails in Surry and Blue Hill Peninsula. Forest bathing or Shinrin Yoku is a practice of taking in nature through invitations that involve the senses and awareness. Leave behind your busy life and connect with the beauty and simplicity of nature.
Maine’s largest toy store! We have toys, games, and more for all ages and abilities including STEM, science, puzzles, pretend play and developmental toys. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always there to help you find that perfect gift. Open year round and gift wrapping is always free.
Maine’s largest toy store has a third location in downtown Bangor. We have toys, games, and more for all ages and abilities including STEM, science, puzzles, pretend play and developmental toys. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always there to help you find that perfect gift. Open year round and gift wrapping is always free.
Osprey’s Echo Sea Kayaking (est. 2021) is a small family-owned business dedicated to taking visitors and locals out on guided kayak tours of the amazing Stonington archipelago – touted by many as the best sea kayaking on the east coast. The Steinharter family have been devoted to Deer Isle for over 50 years and Founder/Lead Guide Will Steinharter focuses earnestly on his customers’ experience, telling tales about the history of the area, the amazing wildlife (ospreys, eagles, seals, porpoises, etc.) and the over 60 islands to explore.
Osprey’s Echo provide 1/2 day tours, full day tours, overnight camping experiences on an island, and serene 2-hour sunset tours, as well as custom experiences,
Contemporary art gallery in Castine, Maine.
Showing over 30 internationally recognized artists.
Tempest in a Teapot has fifteen unique custom blended teas using high grade wholeleaf teas from around the globe in combination with herbs, flowers and fruits found locally – ENJOY!
Jackman Maple is a 25,000 tap maple farm, certified organic by MOFGA.
We use state of the art equipment to produce high quality, organic maple syrup and other maple products.
Over 750,000 gallons of sap pass through the sugarhouse and is boiled down to pure maple syrup each season.
In the off season, we reside in Brooksville where we manage our 40 hive apiary on Walkers Pond. We offer V’s Bees raw honey, along with Jackman Maple Syrup at our roadside stand, local Farmer’s Markets, Farmdrop and stores.
To learn more, visit www.jackmanmaple.com
Awesome Thai restaurant in downtown Blue Hill, Dine-in or take out also online orders.
Makers of Maine Made Relief Products including Browntail Moth Rash Relief, Deck Boss Pain Balm and Nutty Birdie’s Calming Butter for dogs.
Pies, baked goods, savory items, local coffee! Pie stand in Brooklin and on farmdrop
Local food truck with fresh & flavorful sandwiches, wraps, and munchies!
We are a restaurant located in downtown Blue Hill. We have our own brewed beers, signature cocktails, full bar, and pub style menu
Our market sits above our farm, overlooking our pastures. At the market, we sell our organically raised Meishan pork, grass fed beef, produce and eggs – as well as many items from other local farms and producers (produce, dairy, bread, flowers, grains, beer, wine etc.) For food we offer breakfast sandwiches on house english muffins with constantly changing toppings from our farm, as well as summer burger nights with our grass fed beef.
We are an Event Center, with 6 guest rooms, offering on site & off site full service catering from 25-600.
5 Main Street is a limited-run adventure in Blue Hill, Maine. Located at 5 Main Street, the shop features a curation of goods from Leaf & Anna, Hanna B. Designs, la maison rehash, and ArtBox. Open 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.
A gift shop for men and women and women’s apparel
Private individual art instruction and coaching or ages 12 and older.
Art studio space to rent.
Gallery space exhibiting recent work by Eric Hoover and Pandora MacLean-Hoover, and related gifts such as note cards, sun catchers, and mugs for sale.
Gallery space for rent.
Our steamed seafood comes straight from working fishermen, caught fresh, that very same day. Take in the view from our picnic tables, lining the commercial waterfront. Burnt Cove Boil is located on the grounds of Fifield Lobster Co., family-owned since 1940. You may catch a glimpse of boats unloading their haul, seals chasing fish through the cove or a great blue heron perched on rocks. Our point is also home to some of Stonington’s most magnificent sunsets.
Butera The Florist is a floral design studio focused solely on weddings and larger parties. We specialize in exquisite floral design with a modern Euro edge. Our service area includes the Greater Blue Hill Peninsula, Bar Harbor, and the Acadia region of Downeast Maine. For more than four decades our wedding and party clients have appreciated our ability to match BUTERA artistry to their own original style.
1980 was the beginning of Butera The Florist, with a vision of bringing floral artistry to our hometown of York, PA. Now some four decades later, that God given talent and passion still exudes.
Vince is a nationally known floral designer and speaker who has been awarded membership in American Academy of Floriculture, American Institute of Floral Designers and Professional Floral Communicators International. He and Carolyn, his wife of 42 years, fulfilled their dream of living in Downeast Maine and moved their home and business to Sedgwick in 2021, after being 4th generation summer residents of Swan’s Island, ME.
Carving, woodworking, and creating fine art on Little Deer Isle, ME.
We offer a year-round schedule of professional theater, music, film, dance, educational programs, community events, and more.
A Slow Fashion Workshop offering clothing alterations, repairs, upcycling, custom sewing, small group classes and one-on-one sewing lessons. We also sell our own line of clothing, which we describe as Slow Fashion with Warrior Vibe, made from linen, hemp and cotton, for women who strive to cultivate strength, joy and sustainability. Stop in and say hello, we’d love to meet you and talk about slow fashion or visit us online at TangleSyx.com
Island Meadow Art is an art studio for kids located in Brooklin Maine. Our classes aim to encourage students’ exploration, enliven imaginations, and bring art history to life through a variety of mediums. Painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking are among some of the mediums students have the opportunity to work with. Students get individual attention in a focused environment.
Locally owned convenience store in the heart of Penobscot village. Pizza & Sandwiches, Groceries & Liquor Store, Gas Station, Gifts AND More!
A curated collection of locally-produced craft, fine art, textiles, gifts and all manner of curious, unique treasures.
Star 97.7 is the hometown radio for Downeast Maine. We love to be on the air, talking about events and the people of Hancock and Washington counties.
The Grand is an iconic Art Deco theater in Downeast, Maine
that fosters social interaction and growth in artists and audiences
through the arts, entertainment, and education.
My summer subject is the landscape of the Blue Hill Peninsula, where I often work as a painter-for-hire, interpreting people’s special places in oils and watercolors. In winter, working in my Portland studio, I paint still life and people and places glimpsed during days of summer painting. Whether out-of-doors or in my studio, my artistic concerns are the same: light against dark, pattern and repetition, and sumptuous, harmonious color.
Sedgwick studio is open seasonally, please check my website for hours and updates.
FARMERS MARKETS (July through Labor Day)
Summer at the Dan’s Flower Farm stand with a fresh supply of notecards, calendars, and small paintings.
Fridays: Stonington Community Center 10 am-noon
Saturdays: Blue Hill Fairgrounds 9:00 am-11:30 am
Provender Kitchen + Bar offers guests a welcoming combination of modern American fare along with a wide variety of local beer and craft cocktails.
The mission of Native Gardens of Blue Hill is to create public gardens of Maine native plants to demonstrate their beauty and value and to encourage sustainable gardening practices. Since 2015, we have been building a demonstration garden at the campus of Bagaduce Music on South St with the help of volunteers. Recently, we have begun to deepen our mission to include training and support for existing and new businesses in the field of sustainable landscaping, including the nursery trade. We envision serving as a training ground for entrepreneurship and innovation, a hub for ecological best practices in the community, and the supportive home to a regional guild of sustainable landscape stewards.
Quick service sandwich shop and deli. Proudly offering Boar’s Head® products.
162 Ellsworth Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04614
We are a community composting business that collects compostable waste from around the peninsula and turns it into a high quality soil amendment.
The Blue Hill Fair is a true “Down to Earth” Country Fair. Always scheduled around Labor Day weekend, the fair boasts of some of the finest entertainment, attractions, and exhibits. Situated in the small coastal town of Blue Hill, Maine, at 233 Ellsworth Road, the Fair draws thousands from all over the state to enjoy a fun-filled weekend.
Maine’s largest toy store has a second location in beautiful, downtown Blue Hill. We have toys, games, and more for all ages and abilities including STEM, science, puzzles, pretend play and developmental toys. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always there to help you find that perfect gift. Open year round and gift wrapping is always free.
Non-Profit Organization that brings Chamber Ensemble concerts to Blue Hill in the winter months.
When you step through the front door of the Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, you enter one of the most dynamic and engaging art spaces in Maine. The humble façade (the building was once a barn) belies its compelling contents, from choice Maine landscapes and thought-provoking narrative and figurative work to abstract and conceptual art of the first order. Two floors of aesthetic surprises and delights await the art aficionado. And a new sculpture garden welcomes you to walk around outdoors and find contemporary sculpture artfully placed in the landscape.
Annex Arts is a non-profit artist residency program located on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Castine, Maine. We provide creative workspaces for artists and writers so that they can benefit from unfettered time and the opportunity to draw inspiration from our stunning village and coastal region. Annex Arts’ programming promotes the arts as a means to address the economic, cultural, and spiritual well-being of our community.
We are a local Subaru dealer providing excellence in new and used Subaru vehicle sales, service, parts and accessories. stanleysubaru.com
Independent community radio station serving Midcoast, Downeast & Central Maine. Listener supported, volunteer powered.
Offering two-week residency, one- and two-week workshops, conference; May-September. blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, graphics, metals, textiles, wood, writing, and more. Scholarships available. Residency and Scholarship applicant deadline: March 1. General applicant deadline: April 1. All levels welcome.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
89 Haystack School Drive, Deer Isle
On campus tours are offered on Wed., 1 p.m.,
for a nominal charge, from June 3 to August 26;
evening presentations, open to the public, 7:00 p.m.
348-2306 HYPERLINK http://www.haystack-mtn.org
– archival preservation & storage
– educational outreach & programming
– historical house tours
– summer speaker series and events
3 Water Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
While the Blue Hill Peninsula has a rich and vibrant artistic and literary tradition, most literary events occur piecemeal and during the busy summer months while the shoulder season of summer/fall offers few events. In addition, there is no unifying community structure that brings word-lovers together to celebrate. Establishing a festival to occur each October will encourage year- round residents and visitors to connect with one another, enjoying author readings, workshops, performances, and panels without the distractions of the peninsula’s hectic summer schedule. Word will share and promote the many voices of Maine, including local voices not always given the opportunity to be heard, and will seek out diverse voices to ensure a full and rich cultural experience.
In addition to events scheduled throughout the weekend, a literary marketplace will serve as a central meeting ground for the festival, providing vendors and nonprofits an opportunity to share information about their roles in the literary life of the peninsula, as well as encourage festival-goers to interact and engage in crafts and collaborative activities.
In addition to the festival, Word promotes literary events year-round.
The Wilkeses, who have always been passionate about art, represent a select stable of contemporary Maine artists, including established artists, whose work can be found in major collections nationally, emerging artists, and estates. They view the gallery as a place where the conversation about Maine’s role in American art continues through a rotating schedule of solo and group exhibitions highlighting contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by artists living or working in Maine. They also host artists’ talks, special exhibitions, events, and guest speakers. In 2012, the Wilkeses began publishing a line of fine art books under the imprint Marshall Wilkes to celebrate and document Maine-inspired artists and art history. For more information on titles published by Marshall Wilkes visit marshallwilkes.com
Since 1997 ~ Exploring the world by water with customized Sea Kayak Ecotour Adventures. Trips Daily: 9-12, 1-4, 10-4, Overnight Trips and Stargazing & Bioluminescent Tours ~ Kayak Shop ~ Bike and SUP Rentals.
Sea Kayak in Castine, Maine’s beautiful, serene, island-speckled Penobscot Bay, connecting Mid Coast Maine and Downeast Maine and Acadia where time stands still but the water is alway moving. Castine Kayak offers customized sea kayaking tours and instructional clinics for beginners to experienced paddlers with top of the line equipment provided. We’re located right on the water at Eaton’s Wharf launching directly from our docks. Our Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides lead small, intimate groups on exciting naturalist ecotours, exploring marine sea life, geology and Castine’s rich historical past.
Join us after dark for a Bioluminescent tour with our unique “Floating Planetarium” and experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Bay under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Enjoy Maine the way life should be! Everyone Deserves a good paddle! Book yours today!
At THE ACTIVITY SHOP we rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on a daily or weekly basis. We have both single and tandem kayaks and WE DELIVER (in most cases) . . . AT NO CHARGE!!!
All rentals include paddles and life jackets. Our fleet of over 100 kayaks, canoes and SUP’s are manufactured by Old Town Canoe Co., Current Designs and BIC. They are maintained to the highest standards for a fun, memorable, and safe vacation adventure.
Our Residents LOVE Living Here. . . We’re confident YOU will too.
Seasonal restaurant and catering for all occasions
137 Pleasant Street / 36 Main St
Blue Hill, ME 04614 207 374 2811 tickets: 207 374 2203
Check the website for dates and venues for: Faculty Concerts,Young Artist Concerts and Master Classes and Outreach concerts all summer.
Virginia Sarsfield, a production hand paper maker since 1994 produces a wide variety of artist-grade papers drawing inspiration from the world around her. Bits of fibers from walks in the woods or along the sea often find their way into some of the papers. The result is a rich palette of handmade papers in many different shades and textures. The lampshades produced from her papers are one-of-a-kind and add unique luminosity to any lamp. Working closely with each client, we help match the size, shape, and paper of the lampshade with the designated lamp base to maximize the beauty and functionality of each finished piece.
Stop by the gallery to view our wide variety of lampshades and artist-grade papers, or to have a custom lampshade made for that special lamp.
Don’t forget to check the other artists featured at the Gallery:
James Dodds, Maritime Linocuts
Hillary Hutton, Weaver
Lou Charlett, Woodworker
Visit the Castine Historical Society to see professionally curated permanent and changing exhibits on the town’s history including an exhibit on the famed Revolutionary battle, The Penobscot Expedition, and the Castine Community Bicentennial Quilt.
In addition, the Historical Society offers guided walking tours, a self-guided walking tour map,and information on the town’s historic virtual tour.
The Historical Society is open early June – Indigineous Peoples’ Day. To see the full schedule of days and hours, visit castinehistoricalsociety.org or call 207-326-4118.
Open hours for Abbott School Exhibition Gallery. June 6 – September 5: Monday-Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm. September 9 – October 10: Friday, Saturday, Monday, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm.
BHHT maintains a vast network of trails and road systems across the Blue Hill Peninsula and offers free programming year round. Visit their website for a list of events, trail maps, and more!
Who We Are:
We are a nationally accredited nonprofit, donor-based land conservation organization founded in 1985 by residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine. We are working to conserve the farmland, forest, wetlands, and wildlife habitat needed to sustain ecological and community health in a changing climate. Our goal is to protect the resources and sense of place upon which traditional livelihood depends, and to work with our communities to embrace a stewardship ethic. We recognize the value of conserving land and water for its own sake, as well as valuing the recreational, economic, and quality-of-life benefits of conservation. By advancing this vital connection between healthy land and healthy communities, the Trust strives to be fully involved in peninsula communities through strong collaborations with our partners, including municipalities. To date, Blue Hill Heritage Trust has protected over 10,000 acres of land that will be forever stewarded for wildlife, recreation, scenic beauty, sustainable use and historical importance.
Open June 1st through October 1st.
creative culinary palate of chef and owner, Devin Finigan.
Thursday – Monday 5pm-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm