Summer | Northeast Harbor Maine

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Northeast Harbor, Maine is one of my favorite places on earth! I have spent every summer of my life there and it is so incredibly special to me. Northeast Harbor is located on Mount Dessert Island and I try to get up as many times as possible in the summer. I bet my parents would say the three months they spend there in the Summer isn’t long enough! MDI has so much to offer with Acadia National Park, lots of incredible hikes, whale watching, boating and did I mention Lobster rolls! A Walk in the Park by Tom St. Germain is a great guide to hikes in the area. My ideal day in Maine begins at the Colonel’s for breakfast, followed by a hike (so many great ones), lunch either at the club or out on the boat (did I mention Maine also has incredible boating) and dinner either at home on my parents porch or at Isleford Dock! Here are a collection of photos from this August in Northeast Harbor!

Northeast Harbor Maine | whatsarahknows

Northeast Harbor Maine | whatsarahknows

Northeast Harbor Maine | whatsarahknows


Favorite spot on the porch! We spend so much time right there – reading, having breakfast, dinner, and cocktails at night.

Cedar Hedges | NEHThe Isleford Dock Restaurant

My favorite restaurant in Maine (maybe anywhere) is the Isleford Dock Restaurant. It is located on Little Cranberry Island and only accessible by boat. The food is delicious, Cynthia and Dan the owners are the best, the people who work there are incredible and the location can’t be beat! I mean Martha Stewart is a frequent visitor of the Dock, saw her there in August! I did a post on this amazing spot last year. There is a Lobster Pound next door so the Lobster could not be an fresher. I think you have to start with a Margo-rita and then get a pitcher of Island Ginger. The must orders for me are the oysters, the clam chowder (I swear it isthe best in the world), the ribs (incredible) and last but not least the burger (either the Dock or the Boykin) is unbeatable!

Margo-rita | whatsarahknowsThe Isleford Dock

The Isleford Dock

The Isleford Dock


Ribs at Isleford DockLobster at the Isleford Dock Isleford Dock | whatsarahknowsIsleford Dock | whatsarahknowsView from the DockSunset from the Dock

My other favorite place to eat in NEH is at home and on the porch!

Northeast Harbor Maine | Party

Island Ginger and Mini Lobster Roll



The Best Ribs

                                       None other than Mike Kelley’s Award Winning RibsTomato, Mozzarella and Fresh Basil

Fresh Green Beans

Green Beans


The most amazing green beans ever! They have incredible name (which I forgot) and when you cook them they all turn different shades of green. They are grown in the garden of a friend of my parents.

Roast Chicken

My parents Porch, having a delicious Roast Chicken with salsa verde and squash

Cucumber, feta and tomatoes

Cucumber, feta and tomatoes


 Cucumber, Feta, Mint, Scallions and Tomatoes

Bella and a Martiniharlan estate wineryharlan estate winery

Always lots of amazing wine, like this Harlan

Seal in Northeast HarborSeal SpottingNortheast HarborPizza from Sweet Pea's Cafe

We went to Sweet Pea’s Cafe for lunch one day and had really great pizza!

Northeast HarborBella on the porch in Mainewhatsarahknows in maine

Sailor Striped Sweater (on sale)  |  Frame White Jeans  |  Shoes

Maine, MDIMaine Blueberries

 Maine Blueberries that grow in my parents garden

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