Blue Hill: 136 miles NE of Portland; 23 miles N of Stonington; 14 miles SW of Ellsworth
Forming the eastern boundary of Penobscot Bay -- though you have to drive north and also then southern to gain tbelow, diverging from Route 1 by a great 15 miles or more -- the Blue Hill Peninsula is a tiny back-roadways paradise. If you choose to get lost on nation lanes that finish at the sea, or loop earlier on themselves with nothing however green trees and salt air for firm, this is the area for you.
In comparison to the western shores of Penobscot Bay, this area has much even more of a lost-in-time character. The roadways are hilly, winding, and narrow, passing with forests and alengthy old saltwater ranches, touching on the edges of inlets here and also there.
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Better still, this peninsula is largely overlooked (or even unknown) by the majority of Maine"s tourists, specifically those hell-bent for Bar Harbor. And that has made all the difference; it"s beautiful, pastoral country yet hard living for locals, somepoint the essayist E.B. White known when he bought a farm here and also memorialized the experience in such good bit publications as One Man"s Meat and also the famous Charlotte"s Net. (White"s ashes are buried in a town cemetery on the peninsula.)
They take added time to reach, however villeras favor Castine and also Blue Hill are well worth building into any Maine-coastline itinerary. They"ll host you captive through their easy water views, boatyards, tiny artists" communities, local fresh eats, and also grassroots radio.
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