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!
Favorite spot on the porch! We spend so much time right there – reading, having breakfast, dinner, and cocktails at night.
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!
My other favorite place to eat in NEH is at home and on the porch!
None other than Mike Kelley’s Award Winning Ribs
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.
My parents Porch, having a delicious Roast Chicken with salsa verde and squash
Cucumber, Feta, Mint, Scallions and Tomatoes
Always lots of amazing wine, like this Harlan
We went to Sweet Pea’s Cafe for lunch one day and had really great pizza!
Maine Blueberries that grow in my parents garden