5 Things to do in Down East, Maine
1. Eat a Woopie Pie for the pleasure!
A whoopie pie is like a sandwich, but made with two soft cookies with a fluffy white filling. They are more like a cake than a pie or a cookie, as they are very generously sized (about hamburger size). Traditional whoopies pies are made with vegetable shortening, not butter. The original and most commonly made whoopie pie is chocolate, but cooks like to experiment, and today pumpkin whoopie pies are a favorite seasonal variation.
Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and they’re one of Maine’s best known and most loved comfort foods. A big glass of milk is almost mandatory when eating a whoopie pie!
2. Oli’s Trolley to see local attractions!
For more than 20 years, Oli’s Trolley has helped visitors from far and wide experience the best of Mount Desert Island. They go the extra mile to offer their guests a unique journey through Bar Harbor and Acadia Nation Park – areas rich in history and amazing landscape. To Order tickets click here
3. Down East Sunrise Trail for Nature lovers!
If you like to walk, bike or just love to get outside and see nature, the Downeast Trail is the place to explore by foot, by bike, by ATV and if you’re here in the winter, by snowmobile! For more information click here
4. Feast of Fresh Lobster because its a must!
Eating Lobster is a necessity when visiting Maine and you will find all that you can eat at the Trenton Lobster Pound in the town of Trenton. For more information click here.
5. Pick your own Blueberries!
f you’re looking for a farm that will let you pick your own blueberries, you’re in luck because there are several in Maine, two here on the Blue Hill Peninsula. One is called Blue Hill Farm (click here for their web site & details) The other is called Blue Sky Farm located at 508 Weir Cove Road Cape Rosier (207) 326-9099.
Both offering certified organic blueberries
Most places are opening mid to late July, but some not until the first of August so it’s a good idea to check ahead to make sure the farm is open for picking.