heading, let ABOUT
ACADIA TAXI & TOURS give
you the lift you
need. Their immaculate, smoke-free van provides
affordable and reliable service anywhere within a hundred miles of
NATIONAL PARK, Captain D's guide to Acadia National Park
AMERICAN PIE on Route One in Harrington, the girls use
hand-tossed, homemade dough baked to order in a brick oven. Best pizza
and subs around. Open year around.
ANDERSON FARM ESTATES
offers attractive rural living opportunities half an hour from Bangor.
PLACES, Captain D's guide to Appealing Public
Our online dictionary defines barren
land as "unproductive, infertile,
unfruitful, sterile, arid, desert." This has always made us
believe that BARREN VIEW GOLF COURSE
might benefit from a different name. This unusually scenic course takes
its name from the nearby blueberry barrens, but how are tourists
suposed to know this? Whatever it's
called, Barren View is one of Maine’s true link courses, offering
excellent facilities and a championship standard course suitable for
players of all abilities.
BEAL'S LOBSTER PIER provides
not a biker
shop," Betsy is quick to point out, although her BLACKSHEEP
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
C.A. CONSTRUCTION, Sullivan, handling projects of all
A bit of the Amish on coastal Maine. At the CHERRYFIELD MAINE
GENERAL STORE, shopkeeper Royal, an organic egg farmer of Amish
stock, believes in simplicity and delivering true value at small cost.
The store, he says, is about local and affordable arts and crafts,
antiques, and homegrown farm products. Come see for yourself.
BEADED NECKLACES features labors of love by Cheryl Baker
CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE is a book by J. Thomas Ford.
Rich Hanson of CLEONICE named this
charming bistro in downtown Ellsworth after his
Italian mother, Cleonice Renzetti, who inspired his cooking career.
This casually elegant restaurant sources fine local ingredients, blends
them with flavors from around the Mediterranean Rim to produce
spectacular Tapas and Meze as well as soul satisfying lunches and
into the Ray's Plumbing and Heating building off High Street in
Ellsworth, COASTAL PAWN
& AUCTION wheels and deals for all kinds of things. The
Angela Nevells is a licensed auctioneer (#
SHOP on Rte 182 in Franklin, one of Maine's
nicest little antique shops, specializes in primitives, country pieces,
and kitchen collectibles. Open seasonally, May thru October.
C SHELLS COFFEE
& SEASIDE CAFE on Water Street in Blue Hill bills itself
as a nautical
coffee and pastry shop on the harbor. Eat outside or go inside and log
on via their free WIFI.
REALTY, P.O. Box 124, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669, call
lets people shop online for articles made in Downeast Maine
DOWNEAST IN DEPTH,
far and away the most complete travelog to Downeast,
DOWNEAST REFINISHING, lovely
furniture beauttifully restored
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
EAST COAST PERFORMANCE, Route
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.
in the historic Archibald-Adams House (circa 1793) on Main Street in
Cherryfield, the ENGLISHMAN'S
B&B is situated on the banks of the beautiful Narraguagus
River. Originally built in 1793, this Federal-style home was
renovated and restored to museum quality in the 1990s. It is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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
cream. Here also is an Agency Liquor Store. You can buy gifts and
recycle cans and bottles. A large bulletin board
will keep you up to speed regarding community happenings.
ERNIE'S SCULPTURE STUDIO,
welcome, original metal art works, shipping, major
credit cards accepted, travelers' and personal checks accepted.
FISHERMAN'S INN in Winter Harbor takes pride in its "real food
At GALERIE DUFOUR,
stunning photos of both Nature and
Nudes. Tastefully presented, his photos are something not to be missed.
Located at 94 Main Street in Belfast.
products. Products and Services include Rubber Glazed Boat Windows,
Windshields, Custom Mirrors, Burglar Resistant Glass, Textured Glass,
Antique Glass, Laminated & Tempered Safety Glass, Acrylic,
Polycarbonate, Storm Windows, Vinyl Windows, Wood Windows, Insulated
Glass Units, and Energy Star Products.
GRINDSTONE NECK OF MAINE is a prime producer of
HOMETOWN FUEL in Eastbrook sells heating oil,
diesel, and kerosene both residentially and commercially. Its pricing
is very competitive. Visit the company's FACEBOOK
RIVERSIDE CAFE spotlights activities at Ellsworth's Riverside
J. THOMAS FORD
wrote "In Conversation With The Quantum God."
Like your courses hilly? You'll love the LUCERNE GOLF CLUB.
Besides hills, it boasts some of the finest greens found
anywhere. This challenging Donald Ross
course, established in 1926, is a truly fine 9-hole test of any
guide that lets you find exactly what you want Downeast.
MAINE'S OWN TREATS, Rte
3, Trenton, 68 Bar Harbor Road, call 207/667-8888, e-mail, open year round,
browsers welcome, large selection of Maine food products, including
homemade jams and fruit syrup, maple syrup, honey, etc.
PRESENTS, a comprehensive directory of wonderful items made
NATIONAL PARK, Captain
D's commentary exploring the debate over the Maine Woods National Park.
AUTO CARE is a primo place to bring your sick car.
Water Street in Ellsworth has been in business since 1897, having
survived fires and floods and depressions and God knows what else to
become one of Maine's oldest continually run businesses. You can get
pretty much all of life's essentials here. Visit them on FACEBOOK.
time? Besides food and drink, the NAUTICA
PUB on East Schoodic Drive in Birch Hqrbor provides pool
tables, darts, regulation horseshoes, and big-screen television. For
smokers, there is a screened-in deck. If you over-indulge, the owner
runs a special bus to get you home safely.
GENERAL STORE, 171 Otis Rd., 04605, (Route 180), Otis, open
year round, call 207/537-5000, fax 207/537-5300, E-MAIL, pizza, sandwiches,
breakfast, lunch, beer/wine, imported beer, capuccino, specialty coffees,
How does one combine top quality
with low prices? Amy Gilley, a very bright young Maine lady, seems to
have found a way. In her OUTFITS
BOUTIQUE, she invites people to choose between donating and
submitting merchandise on consignment. As a result, she has attracted
some excellent choices. Included are garments for babies, childen, and
women as well as many household items..
PORTS DOWNEAST, cruising
THE WHALES—The Oceanarium's campaign to rescue the world's
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
a guide to Captain D's unique perspective on Downeast
featuring the artistry of Katie Paquin.
BUILDERS has been building quality homes for over 20 years. All
Sinclair custom-built and modular homes are constructed to meet or
state, and local building codes. Sinclair Builders is also the local
dealer and builder for Kathadin cedar log homes.
can handle all your nautical needs.
on the Bangor Road in Ellsworth is a new, modern, and exceptionally
clean, quality-built, self-storage facility with over 230 self-storage
units, including 35 temperature-controlled units. Storage Plus is an
authorized Penske agent.
Everything at the SULLIVAN
HOUSE RESTAURANT on Route One in Sullivan is freshly
prepared in-house and guaranteed
to please the
most discriminating palates.
SUNSET HOUSE is
houses a Mustang Dynomometer.
you please the locals, summer people, and tourists all at the same
time? The folks at THE GOOD
KETTLE on Route One in Stockton Springs have found a way. They
combine simple, good, home-style
cooking with high-quality ingredients to provide nutritious, wholesome,
delicious food. Home-grown produce is combined with wines, Maine brews,
and cheeses from all over the world.
THE MEX RESTAURANT is
where we go for fried ice cream.
We like getting breakfast at the TIDEWAY MARKET.
pizza and fresh chicken tenders. Between bites you can check your
e-mail with their free WIFI. Visit them on FACEBOOK.
LOG HOMES, 41 Tucker Mountain Road, Sullivan, open year round,
call 207/422-3493, E-MAIL,
manufacturer of fine handcrafted log homes in Downeast
Maine; master logsmiths build custom log homes to your design.
UNIQUE DOWNEAST, a
THE UPS STORE at
216 High Street in Ellsworth is the place to go for all your mailing
and shipping needs. Besides shipping, you can receive faxes, and
packages. They have both black and white and color copy machines as
well as a notary service. Wondering how to get stuff back home? Bring
it here. They'll pack it and ship it and save you the hassle.
LLC, the Blue Hill
Peninsula's premier property
company, offers over 100 weekly waterfront
of Mid Coast & Down East Maine, including Bar Harbor and
Acadia National Park. Waterfront vacation properties are scattered from
Islesboro to Machias and all ocean and lake front towns in
between. Call 207/374-3500
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