• Blue Hill, Maine

    The Blue Hill Peninsula is known for its traditional, coastal fishing and boatbuilding history but more recently, it has become an oasis for writers, painters, sculptors, and musicians. The charming village of Blue Hill is situated at the mouth of Blue Hill Bay and is a collection of shops, art galleries, pottery studios, restaurants, a first-class public library, a music lending library, and lovely nineteenth-century houses. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to attend or participate in classical, jazz, steel drum, and choral concerts. George Stevens Academy is at the heart of this special place. From Blue Hill, there is easy access to northern Maine's largest shopping city (Bangor) and university (University of Maine).

    blueberry fieldWhen classes are over, you can:
    * get a snack at Merrill and Hinckley's.
    * take a walk along a rocky beach.
    * hike up Blue Hill Mountain
    * kick a soccer ball in the park.
    * go canoeing or kayaking.
    * jog on wooded trails.
    * order pizza from a local restaurant.
    * take a bike ride through blueberry fields.
    * browse local shops and book stores.

    To learn more about Blue Hill, check out: http://www.bluehillme.com/

    Map Link: http://maps.ask.com/maps?a1=++&a2=Blue+Hill%2c+ME+04614

    Blue Hill Chamber of Commerce, for links to businesses, including restaurants and Inns:

    http://www.bluehillpeninsula.org/

    Beyond Blue Hill

    Ellsworth: 20 minutes from Blue Hill Isle au Haut
    * cinema
    * shopping
    * bowling
    * restaurants
    * theater
    * YMCA swimming pool
    * L.L. Bean outlet store

    Bangor: 1 hour from Blue Hill
    * multiplex cinema
    * shopping mall and dozens of large stores
    * a variety of restaurants
    * museums

    Other:
    1 hour to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park
    3 hours to Portland and southern Maine
    4.5 hours to Manchester, New Hampshire
    5 hours to Boston