Thursday, April 30, 2015

17th Annual Acadia Birding Festival

The snows have vanished, trees are budding, flowers are popping up and the birds are every where!  Just in time for our spring birding festival!  It is time to make plans to enjoy this spring weekend, May 28th - 31, 2015.  There is so much to see!  One of our favorites is the Peagic Seabird Boat Trip.  Saturday morning(May 30th).  PUFFINS, GANNETS, RAZORBILLS, MURRES, TERNS, SHEARWATERS, FULMARS AND STORM-PETRELS, and more...


There is no other birding event in Maine that offers the variety of birdwatching experiences as the Acadia Birding Festival.  For some birds, Mount Desert Island is a summer destination while others pass through to breeding habitats still father north.  Mourning, blackburnian, Black-throated Blue, Canada and Magnolia Warblers are some of the Parulidea family highlights.
 www.acadiabirdingfestival.com
Remember, special spring pricing for May and June!!
Plan your birding weekend!  Book now!!  We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Maine's Restaurant Weeks March 1st - 14th 2015


March 1 - 14, 2015


What is Restaurant Week?

It's a celebration of the culinary talents of the area restaurants.  During restaurant weeks, restaurants offer specially priced three - course meals.  Although chefs work very hard year round to create fabulous dishes for you, during restaurant weeks they even go above and beyond to present you with incredible offerings!  

You will want to will want to visit their web site for a full list of participating restaurants!
www.mainerestaurantsweek.com

The following are a few of our favorites!!

David's 338         David's Opus Ten           David's KPT

Fish Bone's American Grill

Fuel Restaurant

Five Fifty Five

Royal River Grill

Walters

Hartstone Inn
Experience the cuisine of the Hartstone Inn's Internationally award-winning Chef/Owner Michael Salomon.  Presented in their elegantly appointed Camden, Maine, dining room, their acclaimed evening meals are a sumptuous gourmet treat.  Their world-class cuisine infuses New England fare with the international flair, featuring the freshest seafood and local ingredients.  Their five course dinner menus change to reflect the seasons and their wine cellar list offers a variety of fine wines to complement your dinner selection. For Restaurant Week the inn will be offering a wonderful 
three course menu.  The special menu may be viewed at www.mainerestaurantweek.com
Click on the restaurant tap, click on Hartstone Inn and you will find their offerings!
Bon Appetit!





Saturday, February 7, 2015

Disabled Veterans Ski with Aid from Maine Adaptive


For more than 30 years Maine Adaptive has been helping people with physical disabilities take part in the joy of skiing.  One of the many events offered each year is the Veterans No Boundries Program.  This helps physically disabled verterans enjoy a skiing experience at Sunday River Ski Resort.  More than 20 veterans took part in the progran this year.  Maine Adaptive is staffed with an expert core group and 100's of trained volunteers.  The program was started by Chip Crothers and Less Otten and has spread throughout New England.  Maine Adaptive has serveral events throughtout the year.  Nevi Fest at Sugarloaf Ski Resrot will be held February 8-12.  This is a special event for the blind and visually impared.  All events through Maine Adaptive are completely free of charges for the participants.  For more information reguarding the programs, please go to maineadaptive.org  WLBZ2 did a wonderful video in there 207 segment, wlbz2.com, on the Vererans weekend.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Have you seen the February issue of Downeast Magazine?!

What a fantastic issue!! Acadia's 25 Winter Thrills!  So many of our guests want to know what it is like in the winter!  It has amazing pictures and great commentary!  The article is titled, "Acadia in Winter"  "The East Coast's Only National Park Boasts Some Of The Country's Best Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing And Sightseeing - And Best of All, You'll {Almost} Have It All To Yourself."  The snow, the trees, the clouds, the water, the ice flows, they will take your breath away!  Sea and mountain views have made our island  famous  do not disappear with the tourists.  The amazing scenery attracting millions to the island every summer, is here year round.  The winter's ice, snow and white capped bays add to the beauty!  Downeast suggests winter camping at Blackwoods and ice climbing on Otter Cliffs!  The scenic flights must be breath taking! In the winter the carriage trails are perfect for snowshoeing!  I have almost worn my issue out!  Downeast has always been one of my favorite magazines for the inn.  I hope you will pick up an issue and enjoy it yourself!