Spending the Weekend in Deer Isle, ME

There is nothing more rejuvenating than a little get-away. Even a weekend is enough to help recharge your batteries and renew your zeal. This weekend, why not slip away to Deer Isle, Maine? Come and see the beauty, walk through the galleries, and sample the foods of this little town.

Start your weekend with a visit to the internationally renowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Students come from all over the world to learn from master craftsmen. Clay, glass, paper and many more mediums are taught in intensive workshops. Classes can last two weeks. The school accepts any skill level from beginner to professional. Students live and work at the school.

Exploring the many galleries in Deer Isle is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours or a whole day. Turtle Gallery displays mostly works from Maine artists. Wood, paintings, sculptures and more are for sale to visitors. Shari Ciomei Art Gallery is located in a cove overlooking the waters. Her art portrays the coastal island towns on mugs, paintings and pillows.

Tour through Stonington Village to see a living lobster village complete with boats and lobstermen. Stuck in time, this village is a true Maine lobster village. There is a quarry museum, old buildings and even processing factories. When you have finished, head over to the Stonington Lobster Co-Op for fresh-from-the-boat lobsters. The docks have helpers who can tell you how to prepare these fresh lobsters. They can also help you pick the perfect lobster. It certainly doesn’t get any fresher than this.

Deer Isle Village is the sister to Stonington Village. Come to get away from the hectic pace of life. Bring your camera as there are many ocean views and historic buildings. Bed and Breakfasts and quaint restaurants also await you here.

Have breakfast at the Harbor Cafe for home fries and scrambled eggs. Lunch could be fish and chips or succulent mussels with butter. Of course, lobster is for dinner. Top it off with some homemade coconut cream pie. Delish!

If you want a posh meal in an intimate setting, Aragosta is what you want. Beautiful ambiance, fresh farm to table foods, and an architectural beauty of a building, all roll up to make Aragosta’s the place for an elegant meal. Be sure to end the meal with a delicious apple croustade. It is a tasty piece of art for your mouth.

The little town of Deer Isle holds romance, charm and history for those looking for a peaceful weekend to rejuvenate.

About the Author: Molly is a guest contributor from Pilgrim’s Inn, a bed and breakfast in Deer Isle, ME.

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