A good way to explore this region is to ascend the open summit of Blue Hill, from which you’ll gain superb views of the bay and the bald mountaintops on nearby Mount Desert Island. To reach the trail head from the center of the village, drive north on Route 172 about 1 1/2 miles, then turn west (left) on Mountain Road at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds. Drive another 3/4 mile and look for the well-marked trail; park on the shoulder of the road. The fairly easy ascent is about a mile, and takes about 45 minutes. Bring a picnic lunch.

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