Blue Hill

Nestled between Blue Hill Mountain and the protective arm of Blue Hill Bay lies the town of Blue Hill. Blue Hill first made a name for itself as a shipbuilding and lumber center, its sawmills and craftspeople turning out brigs and schooners, masts, cordwood, and shingles. Local granite was prized for its high quality and made its way to such notable buildings as the US Stock Exchange and the Brooklyn Bridge. Blue Hill Harbor

By the mid-1800s, the town became a summer destination. Today, Blue Hill is vibrant with artists and craftspeople, excellent food, lodging, art galleries, and small shops. The town continues to welcome visitors to hike its forests and to canoe, kayak, and sail its waters.

Visitors can find locally made pottery and hand-loomed blankets, plus sculptures and paintings by area artists. Blue Hill also offers community events such as the traditional blueberry pancake breakfast at the Congregational Church, a summer concert series, and classical music at Kneisel Hall.

The annual Memorial Day Parade begins with cannon fire, and includes tolling of church bells, scouts, color guard, and playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner," The Blue Hill Fair—true "Down to Earth" Country Fair—is always scheduled around Labor Day weekend.

Visitor Resources: Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce | Town of Blue Hill | Blue Hill Farmer's Market | The Blue Hill Fair | Blue Hill Historical Society | Kneisel Hall

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