Blue Hill

Nestled between Blue Hill Mountain and the protective arm of Blue Hill Bay lies the town of Blue Hill. In 1762, the town’s founders sailed up the bay, disembarked at Mill Island near the reversing falls and built their homes there. Incorporated in 1789, Blue Hill first made a name for itself as a shipbuilding and lumber center, it’s sawmills and craftspeople turning out brigs and schooners, masts, cordwood and shingles. Granite from Blue Hill was prized for its high quality and made its way to such notable buildings as the US Stock Exchange and the Brooklyn Bridge.

By the mid-1800s, the town became a summer destination. Today, Blue Hill is rich with artists and craftspeople, excellent food, gracious lodging, art galleries and small shops. Blue Hill welcomes visitors and residents alike to hike its forests and to canoe, kayak and sail its waters.

As a service center, the community offers excellent public and private schools, a library that has been the cornerstone of intellectual and social activity in town since its founding in 1796, and a full-service hospital.

Blue Hill offers community events such as the traditional blueberry festival at the Congo Church, a summer concert series featuring the steel drum band Flash! in The Pans, classical music at Kneisel Hall and Blue Hill Bach, choral music by the Bagaduce Chorale and theatrical productions by New Surry Theatre. The Memorial Day Parade, the well-known Blue Hill Fair, and both a winter and summer farmers market are just some of the social, recreational and musical events Blue Hill has to offer.

  • Arborvine 33 Main St.
  • Bagaduce Music Lending Library 49 South St.
  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust 21 Main St.
  • Barncastle Hotel + Restaurant 125 South St.
  • Black Dinah Chocolatiers 5 Main St.
  • Blue Hill Co-op Community Market & Cafe 4 Ellsworth Road
  • Blue Hill Farmers’ Market Fairgrounds/Congo Church
  • Blue Hill Harbor School 57 South St.
  • Blue Hill Heritage Trust 157 Hinckley Ridge Rd.
  • Blue Hill Library 5 Parker Point Rd.
  • Blue Hill Memorial Hospital 57 Water St.
  • Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 16B South St.
  • Blue Hill YMCA 15 South St.
  • Boyce’s Boutiques  54 Main St
  • Castleberry Dental 120 South St
  • Cheryl Boulet, CPA 1 West Lane
  • Community Pharmacy of Blue Hill 15 South St.
  • Compass Point Real Estate 75 Main St.
  • Cynthia Winings Gallery 24 Parker Point Rd.
  • Deepwater Brewing 33 Tenney Hill
  • Downeast Landscape & Design 11 Turkey Farm Rd.
  • Downeast Maine Vacation Rentals Union St.
  • Downeast Properties 105 Main St.
  • Elliott & Elliott Architecture 86 Main St.
  • Fairwinds Florist 5 Main St.
  • George Stevens Academy 23 Union St.
  • Hairplanes 513 South St.
  • Halcyon Grange 1157 Pleasant St.
  • Hale & Hamlin 105 Main St.
  • Handworks Gallery 48 Main St.
  • Hewes & Company 419 Ellsworth Rd
  • Home Instead Senior Care 442 Pleasant St.
  • Jud Hartmann Gallery 79 Main St.
  • Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival 37 Pleasant St./54 Main St.
  • Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club 44 KYC Lane
  • Lambert Coffin 1 West Lane
  • Liros Gallery 14 Parker Point Rd.
  • MAE, Inc. 49 Main St.
  • Mainescape Garden Shop 48 South St.
  • Marine Environmental Research Instit. 55 Main St.
  • Merle B. Grindle Agency 6 East Blue Hill Rd.
  • Michael W. Snow Electrician, Inc. 18 Field House Lane
  • New Surry Theater 18 Union St.
  • Parker Ridge Retirement Comm. 63 Parker Ridge Lane
  • Peninsula Metaphoric Arts & Learning 139 Mines Rd.
  • Peninsula Property Rentals 54 Main St.
  • Rioux Painting & Drywall 578 Pleasant St.
  • Sage Collins Surveying, Inc. 341 Ellsworth Rd.
  • Saltmeadow Properties 48 Main St.
  • Sandy’s Blue Hill Cafe 40 Main St.
  • The Activity Shop 139 Mines Rd.
  • The Bay School 17 Bay School Drive
  • The Blue Hill Inn 40 Union St.
  • The Farmhouse Inn 578 Pleasant St.
  • The First 1 South St.
  • The Harbor House 27 Water St.
  • The Thurston Co 66 Main St.
  • Town of Blue Hill 2 Union St.
  • Tradewinds Marketplace 15 South St.
  • Tree of Life, Inc. 23 South St.