Blue Hill is southeast of Ellsworth, at the juncture of routes 15 and 172. From Bar Harbor, follow Route 3 through Ellsworth, cross the bridge, then follow Route 172 about 14 miles to Blue Hill. Coming from the south (Rockland or Belfast) on Route 1/Route 3, turn south onto Route 15 about 5 miles east of Bucksport, and drive about 12 miles.
Blue Hill does not maintain a true staffed visitor information booth. Look for the "Blue Hill, Maine" brochure and map at state information centers, or write to the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (tel. 207/374-3242; www.bluehillpeninsula.org), 28 Water St., Blue Hill, ME 04614. Locals are usually able to answer any questions you may have.
The Blue Hill Fair (www.bluehillfair.com; [tel] 207/374-3701) is a traditional country fair with livestock competitions, vegetable displays, and carnival rides. The fair takes place at the fairgrounds northwest of the village on Route 172 on Labor Day weekend. Admission costs $8 to $10 per person (it varies by day); rides are individually priced. Parking is free on the fairgrounds.
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