Blue Hill Inn
Blue Hill

Nestled between Blue Hill Mountain and the protective arm of Blue Hill Bay lies the town of Blue Hill. In 1762, the town’s founders sailed up the bay, disembarked at Mill Island near the reversing falls and built their homes there. Incorporated in 1789, 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. Granite from Blue Hill was prized for its high quality and made its way to such notable buildings as the US Stock Exchange and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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

As a service center, the community offers excellent public and private schools, a library that has been the cornerstone of intellectual and social activity in town since its founding in 1796, and a full-service hospital.

Blue Hill offers community events such as the traditional blueberry pancake breakfast at the Congregational Church, a summer concert series featuring the steel drum band Flash! in The Pans, classical music at Kneisel Hall and Blue Hill Bach, and choral music by the Bagaduce Chorale. The Memorial Day Parade, the well-known Blue Hill Fair, and both a winter and summer farmers market are just some of the social, recreational and musical events Blue Hill has to offer. (source)

Related Stories
202
You Might Like
Loading...
Events
3/24/19

Maine Maple Sunday

The Maine Maple Producers Association welcomes you to join Maine’s Maple Syrup Producers, statewide,...

4/13/19

Annual Smelt Fry and 2019 Year of the Salmon Celebration

Join us Saturday, April 19 from 11am until 4pm for the annual community smelt fry to celebrate...

4/13/19

Citizen Science Day – Saturday, April 13th at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor from 9am – 3:30pm

Schoodic Institute is celebrating Citizen Science Day with three separate training opportunities for...

View All >
Deals
5/1/19 10/13/19

Sea Kayaking Inn to Inn Four-Day Trip in Maine

Four-Day Inn to Inn Sea Kayaking Inn to Inn Kayaking Trips with Maine Kayak Maine Kayak’s Four Day Boothbay Inn to Inn kayaking trip will enjoy a scenic and leisurely paddle form Pemaquid Harbor and Johns Bay to Linekin Bay and Boothbay Harbor, exploring...

5/28/19 10/14/19

Castine Kayak B and B and Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayak Excursion

Experience the "Magical Mystery Tour" as written in Downeast Magazine Sept. 04 and Liz Peavey's book, MAINE & ME. Sea Kayak through the waters of the night and observe the bioluminescent dinoflagellates (tiny firefly-like creatures of the water) that...

View All >