Remote and peaceful, this Maine village has an active mind of its own.
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Dramatic high tides transform Blue Hill's quiet inlets twice daily.
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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.
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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.
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Dotted with rocky outcroppings and glassy green coves, waterfront property is prized.
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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."
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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.
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Residents can purchase organic produce at Blue Hill Food Co-op or
the weekly farmers' market.
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