May on a Small Maine Island and Beyond

Welcome to those of you have just found this blog, and welcome back to those who followed me on my previous blog, which has been incorporated into this one. I’m still figuring a few  things out, so bear with me while I relearn how to post photos on here.  Thanks for your patience and for stopping by! As you’ll see, we talk about life on a small island off the coast of Maine, things to do and see in Maine and elsewhere,  and musings about life in general. I hope you’ll feel free to join in.

Spring has finally sprung after we had almost given up hope. Maine winters are notoriously challenging, but the winter of 2017-18 was especially memorable here on the island. It’s all behind us now as we look forward to another beautiful Maine summer.

July and August are busy months here in Maine, so if you want to avoid the crowds, why not plan a trip soon, perhaps to Mt. Desert Island,  Acadia National Park, and bustling Bar Harbor. The park is gorgeous at this time of year and much less busy than it will be just a few short weeks from now.  And in Bar Harbor  you’ll want to take in some of my favorite places, such as the Abbe Museum where you can learn about the culture and history of the Wabanaki, “The People of the First Light.” You’ll also find quiet spots within the building where you can rest and even meditate for a bit. The museum store sells a variety of Native American crafts.

Almost directly across the street from the museum is lovely St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, an example of English Gothic Style built in 1877. Twelve of its many stained glass windows are by Tiffany. Don’t miss them seeing them!

Walkers will want to check out the Shore Path, an easy, level path that meanders past some of Bar Harbor’s famous summer “cottages” on one side and the open ocean on the other.  Be sure to bring your camera! The route starts directly in front of the Bar Harbor Inn.

This is just a quick sampling of all there is to do in  Mt. Desert and Bar Harbor, and just one of many areas I’ll be heading to at some point over the summer.

Meanwhile I’ll be watching as the little island where I live comes alive after a long winter with the return of our summer residents.

Happy Spring!