Out and About in Blue Hill

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Wondering what to do and where to go while on your vacation in Blue Hill?

Blue Hill Mountain

Looking to get out doors during your stay? Blue Hill Mountain is a 934ft “monadnock” or isolated mountain. It features seven different hiking trails of varying experience levels and lengths that can be access by parking off the Mountain Road or down the Turkey Farm Road. A hike to the top of Blue Hill Mountain will showcase views of Blue Hill Bay, the town of Blue Hill and even points beyond. Blue Hill Heritage Trust who oversees the up keep of the mountain trails ask that visitors only hike on the marked trails, take out all trash you bring in with you and keep dogs on a leash at all times.

Jonathan Fisher House

Jonathan Fisher was the first settled Congregational minister in Blue Hill. He was also an artist, farmer, scientist, mathematician, surveyor, and writer. His homestead which was built in 1814 is open to the public and displays period specific artwork, furniture, surveying instruments homemade by Jonathan Fisher, an extensive library and a recreation of his 1820 orchard. Check their website for special events and tour information.

Jonathan Fisher House is located at 44 Mines Rd.

Blue Hill Public Library

The Blue Hill Public Library offers public WiFi if you are staying at a rental with no internet access. Here you can also enjoy ever changing art displays and exhibits. If you’ve got young kids to entertain, check out their events for children friendly activities!

The Blue Hill Public Library is located at 5 Parker Point Rd.

The Blue Hill Wine Shop

Looking for the perfect bottle of wine to pair with that lobster you just bought? The staff at the Blue Hill Wine Shop will happily point you in the right direction. While you’re there you can also pick up some fine cheeses, coffees, teas and tobacco items. Looking to avoid the crowd? You can pre-order cases of from their website and they will be ready for pick up the next day. You can choose from pre-selected crowd favorites or answer a few questions from the online wine concierge and have a special mix put together to suite your taste buds. For an additional fee you can also have wine delivered to your door!

Blue Hill Wine Shop is located at 138 Main St.

Blue Hill Books

Open seven days a week in the summer, Blue Hill Books offers a broad selection of genres and has something for everyone. If you’re looking to spend some time reading during your stay you are sure to find something that sparks your interest here. If you don’t find what you’re looking for they are happy order it for you. You can also enjoy special events they host like author readings, presentations and discussions.

Blue Hill Books is located at 26 Pleasant St.

Blue Hill Co-op

Having recently relocated and undergone a massive expansion, the Blue Hill Co-op features a wide selection of fresh produce, cheeses, locally sourced and crafted items, cafe, salad bar, ready to go sandwiches, and much more. At the new location you can enjoy a largely increased parking lot and much improved ease of access.

The Blue Hill Co-op is located at 70 South Street.

Rackliffe Pottery

At fourth generation, family owned and run Rackliffe Pottery, all the pieces are made with native clay sourced from East Blue Hill, and hand shaped on a potters wheel. If you’re looking for a special gift for a wedding, baby shower or for a special someone, you can have a piece customized and hand lettered with a name, date or event. If you’re just looking to pick up piece for your home, there are various sized plates and bowls, coffee mugs, chowder mugs, serving platters and much, much more to choose from.

Rackliffe Pottery is located at 132 Ellsworth Rd.

Blue Hill Farmers’ Market

On Saturdays from 9:00am-11:30am you can stop and check out the Blue Hill Farmers’ Market. Take a walk around the fair grounds and enjoy locally made crafts, fresh produce from local farms, baked goods, music, food and more. The farmers’ market also invites a new special guest artist weekly. In a recent change, dogs are no longer permitted on the fair grounds or at the farmers’ market.

The Blue Hill Farmers’ Market is located at the Blue Hill Fair Grounds at 233 Ellsworth Rd.

Pet Provisions

Did you bring your four-legged friend along on vacation and want to spoil them with a special treat? Stop into newly opened Pet Provisions. They will be happy to provide you with quality pet food, supplies and toys. Stop in on a hot day and get a doggy ice cream made by Pugnuts.

Pet provisions is located at 3 Main St.

Sleigh Bell Shoppe

Open seven days a week in the summer, the Sleigh Bell Shoppe is full of unique items. You will find children’s books, pillows, place mats, quilts, bags, sings, and other Maine related items. Here you can also get fresh of the boat lobster which they are happy to cook for you for an additional fee.

The Sleigh Bell Shoppe is located at 733 Fall’s Bridge Rd.

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