Blue Hill

Remote and peaceful, this Maine village has an active mind of its own.

Cool Blue

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Cool Blue

Dramatic high tides transform Blue Hill's quiet inlets twice daily.

Current Charm

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Current Charm

On Maine's central coast, 35 miles south of Bangor and 130 miles northeast of Portland, the town curves around Blue Hill Harbor on the western edge of Blue Hill Bay.

Brisk Blue Bayou

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Brisk Blue Bayou

Some generations-old waterfront homes front the chilly waters of Blue Hill Bay. "Only children and Newfoundlands seem to really enjoy swimming here," says longtime resident Jane Nesbitt.

Waterlogged

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Waterlogged

Dotted with rocky outcroppings and glassy green coves, waterfront property is prized.

Take Me Home

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Take Me Home

A sprinkling of luxury homes, farmhouses, clapboard cottages, and mobile homes can be found throughout the area, often interspersed. "It's a strange mix," says real estate agent Melone Madix-Jackson, "but it works."

Tourists Welcome

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Tourists Welcome

The town's economy increasingly relies on seasonal tourism. Visitors can find locally made pottery, hand-loomed blankets, plus sculptures and paintings by area artists.

Go Green

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Go Green

Residents can purchase organic produce at Blue Hill Food Co-op or the weekly farmers' market.

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