Blue Hill Maine is a small town that calls Hancock County home. Also found within the confines of this county are the city of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Cadillac Mountain, which tops out at 1,528 feet and is the highest point that can be found in Maine’s coastal region. Blue Hill itself is very much known for its old architecture. This has something to do with the fact that the town was founded way back in 1789. In keeping with history, Blue Hill Maine used to count shipbuilding and copper mining among its predominant industries. It also had quite a reputation for its granite. Granite from Blue Hill was actually used to build Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House in Norfolk VA, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the New York Stock Exchange Building.
Jonathan Fisher House
Among the most famous past residents of Blue Hill Maine was Jonathan Fisher, or the "Versatile Yankee" as he is often referred to as. Quite a Renaissance man, Fisher lived from 1768 to 1837 and was the first Congregational minister in Blue Hill. He also played the roles of a farmer, a mathematician, a scientist, a surveyor, and a writer. The notable accomplishments of Jonathan Fisher don’t end there, however. This was a man who wore many hats and who prided himself on his own abilities. He was a reporter for the local newspaper, for example, and among other things, bound his own books and built his own home. Fisher’s Blue Hill home, which is aptly known as the Jonathan Fisher House, was designed by its owner in 1814 and still contains many relics from the Fisher family. The address for the Jonathan Fisher House is 44 Mines Road, and no trip to Blue Hill would arguably be complete without paying it a visit.
Maine is definitely a good travel destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Numerous recreational pursuits can be enjoyed in this New England state, and there are plenty of beautiful natural sights to take in all the while. During a visit to Blue Hill Maine, fishing along the shores of Penobscot Bay and the other area bodies of water is just one outdoor recreation option. Others include kayaking along the shorelines or on inland bodies of water, hiking on and around Blue Hill Mountain, and teeing it up at one of the area golf courses. Arguably the best public course in the more immediate area is the Bar Harbor Golf Course (Bar Harbor Course). It calls nearby Trenton home and offers a full 18 holes.
Blue Hill Lodging
Blue Hill Lodging
Travelers who choose the charming town of Blue Hill as their Maine vacation base are encouraged to keep the Blue Hill Inn (pictured) on the radar when searching for accommodations. This bed and breakfast at 40 Union Street offers plenty of historical appeal to go with its high levels of comfort. The main house has eleven guest units. There is also a separate two-unit house that is known as the Cape House. The Cape House units are more modern and offer added space, not to mention kitchens. If the Blue Hill Inn is fully booked, there are other B&B’s in and around Blue Hill. Examples include the Auberge Tenney Hill and the Barncastle Hotel and Restaurant. Should you wish to expand your Blue Hill lodging search, you can also interest yourself in the area vacation rentals, which include inviting cottages and homes. Area campgrounds such as the Narrows Too Camping Resort in Trenton and the Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA can also be considered.
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