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Mount Desert Island (MDI) Christmas in July

Yes, it's the middle of summer, it's sunny and warm  and you're probably heading to the beach but we thought you might want to see how you would be welcomed to our island community if you were to visit during…

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Blueberry Streusel Topped Muffins

Absolutely, positively our guests favorite muffins - this is truly one of the best I've ever had and our guests agree! A nice soft muffin with a crunchy streusel topping. Of course, the addition of Wild Maine Blueberries only make…

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Maine Chocolate Espresso Mousse (not Moose!)

One of my all time, forever and ever, favorite-for-as-long-as-I-live indulgences is Chocolate Mousse - (the light and airy kind not the heavy dense kind!) Heaven! 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 2 Tbsp, Dutch process cocoa 5 Tbsp water 1…

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White Chocolate Chewy Chocolate Cookies

This has to be one of our absolute most requested cookie - great chocolate flavor and, most importantly, just the right degree of chewiness! 1 cup butter softened (we use Kerrygold) 2 cups granulated white sugar 2 large eggs (we…

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Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins - are they muffins or doughnuts?

  (photo courtesy of Back in the Day Bakery) DOUGHNUT. DONUT. Whichever way you choose to spell it, these muffins will definitely satisfy any craving or nostalgia you may be experiencing for an old fashioned sugared doughnut. This recipe actually…

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Music, Music & more Music!

I think we can all agree that music is one of the two universally loved aspects of life. The other would be food.  When we travel, we love to sample as much food and drink as we can in an…

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Our New Sunroom!

From the day we bought our little coastal Maine inn, we have had a list of things we planned to do. Over the course of 5 years, we have gradually worked our way through a large list of projects. This past…

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Treasures from Seal Harbor Beach, Maine

Today we paid a visit to Seal Harbor Beach which is located about 20 minutes from Southwest Harbor. It is a smaller beach and,in the summer, a bit quieter than Sand Beach in Acadia National Park. Whenever I visit Seal…

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Happy New Year!Cheers to 2012!

Happy New Year! Is it just me or was it only yesterday that there was all the hub-bub concerning Y2k? Here we are all ready to celebrate 2012 - WoW... just ...WoW! Whatever you are participating in tonight be safe &…

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Made in Maine- the way Christmas should be

Maine is a state that is chock full of uber talented folks dreaming up and bringing to life a wealth of  high quality, unique, handcrafted creations. Simply meandering along Route 1 will expose you to numerous galleries, wineries, breweries, artisan workshops, craft co-ops, photographers - you name…

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White Chocolate Lavender Biscotti

Here's a batch of  our homemade White Chocolate Lavender Biscotti! A couple months back, I picked up a container of culinary lavender at the Glendarragh Lavender Farm shop in Camden, Maine. Let me tell you, it is a very relaxing store…

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Acadia Webcams

Ever wonder what's going on in Bar Harbor, Maine when you're not there? Are you wishing you were still on your Acadia National Park vacation and would like to see some views of Acadia? Well, you can get a bit of…

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Attention: Beer Geeks!

Are you planning a visit to Maine? In the mood for a fun and scenic adventure? Most importantly, do you love beer!? Boy, do we have the road trip for you! The 'Maine Beer Trail" is comprised of more than…

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Let's Get Crafty!

It doesn't seem like it is that time again already but the 2011  Acadia Fibre Fair is fast approaching! The 2nd annual fibre arts festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st and will take place right here in beautiful Southwest Harbor,…

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"Eat What You Want" Day - May 11,2011

It seems as though nowadays, there is a "day" for just about everything! Some silly: National Bubblegum Blowing Day...World Belly Dance Day...Cow Appreciation Day... Some Serious: Mother's Day...Father's Day... Christmas Day... Well, it seems as though today is one of the…

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow....I mean, Think Spring!

Today we are getting a little bit of snow. You know, that one last "storm" that Old Man Winter needs to get out of his system. We don't consider it a storm, as it is just a couple of inches.…

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Maine Maple Sunday 2011

For those of you that don't already know, the last Sunday in March is recognized as Maine Maple Sunday. What a sweet (pun intended!) way to spend a Sunday afternoon. We headed waaaaay up north to visit Bradbury Maple Farms in Bridgewater,…

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Reasons to Love the month of March

Looking at the calendar for the coming month of March, it seems as though there are quite a few special days to recognize. Here are a few that we are looking forward to: [caption id="attachment_341" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="March 12 -…

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Wild Maine Blueberry White Chocolate Streusel Muffins

All we can say about these muffins is, "They sure are good!"  Our guests think so too! These muffins are the most raved about muffins that we serve which, of course, leads right into a recipe request. So often requested, that…

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Free Things to enjoy on Mount Desert Island, Maine

[caption id="attachment_323" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Mount Desert Island"][/caption] It may seem like everything today costs money, but that's not necessarily true. When you visit us, here on Mount Desert Island, Maine, you'll be amazed at all of these fun things to…

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Scones....Yummmm......

Know what we had for breakfast this  mornin'? Espresso Banana Chocolate Scones! and let me tell you, they were some kinda yummy! Quick & easy, just like most scone recipes, but they just has a bit of espresso powder & mashed…

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Light & Tangy Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

These wonderful little pudding cakes have been a big hit with our guests at breakfast! Very easy to make & might I suggest making them the day before, that extra time makes for a more pronounced layer of pudding! Indulge!…

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2010 Summer Giveaway!

Hey everybody!  We want to give a big shout out to all of our guests, fans, friends& family...Thank you for your support! Clark Point Inn has enjoyed 3 great years & we couldn’t have done it without you! In celebration…

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Welcome Lovell Jewelry

For awhile now we have wanted to offer a stylish, sophisticated line of jewelry in our "Delightful" gift collection, here at the inn. We are very excited to be able to offer www.LovellDesigns.com to our guests! Lovell Designs is a…

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Garden Blooms

I have never considered myself a photographer. In fact, I don't really have all that much interest in photography. Ironically, I usually take my camera with me  just about every place I go, because you  just NEVER know what you will see.…

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B. Witching Bath

Yippee! We are so excited to be able to offer this wonderful line of quality bath soaps & lotions. There are some very yummy scents that we plan to carry. The "Strawberry Jam" smells just like...yup... you guessed it! Strawberry…

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Bald Eagles in Acadia National Park

Did you know that Acadia National park is considered the best place in the USA to see Bald Eagles?

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Seaglass Jewelry - handcrafted in Maine!

  We are excited to offer a line of great handcrafted jewelry in our "Delightful" gift collection. So far we are carrying sterling silver necklaces with seaglass pendants & coordinating earrings.

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Sugars By Sharon

Some say, it's the little things in life that tend to bring us the greatest of pleasures. Butterflies or Rose Blossoms. Stars or Ruffled Hearts. Maybe, quite simply, a relaxing cup of tea. When you visit us here, at Clark Point Inn,…

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"Delightful" ~ a unique gift collection at Clark Point Inn

These are a few of our favorite things…and we are excited to share them with you because they are, well, Delightful! Our boutique style gift collection here at the inn offers a wonderful assortment of unique home & garden decor…

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"We were an Island" by Peter P. Blanchard III

In this day and age of amazing technology and over commercialization, it can be very easy to forget that some people live extremely simplistic lives. We would be inclined to wonder why one would purposely choose to live, not only by extremely…

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We’ll be seein’ you soon!

Hi everyone! It's a beautiful, sunny day here is Southwest Harbor. We are finishing up last minute (very last minute!) projects and getting ready for the busy summer months.  Right now Mark is outside giving the front porch a fresh…

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Romantic Summer Rendezvous Package 2010

  It has been said that "Two hearts grow closest in the sharing of good times". Our summer 2010 package is designed to encompass all things summertime...Food, Fun, Fresh Air and of course, Romance. We've put together an all inclusive…

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Life is Short, Eat Cookies

If there is one thing our guests enjoy here at the inn, it is healthy doses of chocolate. If you consider yourself a true blue chocoholic, then these cookies are for you. Of course, if you don't feel like whipping up…

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It’s Officially Summer in Maine

Hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful memorial Day this past weekend! Memorial Day weekend signifies that the summer season is officially underway. I love seeing the lobster steamers fired up at Trenton bridge Lobster Pound! The lilac tree next door is…

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Happy Spring! Welcome to our new website!

Happy Spring!  We are enjoying a wonderful springtime here in Southwest Harbor. Flowers are being planted, mulch is being spread,herbs & tomato plants are taking their places in our backyard garden and the coastal Maine air is so fresh! We…

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Birdwatching in Acadia National Park

Did you know that Acadia National Park is home to at least 338 bird species!? Acadia's unique environment has allowed it to be deemed as one of the premier birdwatching areas in the United States. For the avid birdwatcher, Acadia…

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Are you a chocoholic? Then ya gotta try these!

If there is one thing our guests enjoy here at the inn, it is healthy doses of chocolate. If you consider yourself a true blue chocoholic, then these cookies are for you. Of course, if you don't feel like whipping up…

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Our Inn to Inn package was a great success!

Well, it's official, our inn to Inn package with the White Cedar Inn in Freeport, Maine has been a big success. The package is sold out for the season! To all of you who booked the getaway package, we are excited…

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We'll be seein' you soon! 🙂

Hi everyone! It's a beautiful, sunny day here is Southwest Harbor. We are finishing up last minute (very last minute!) projects and getting ready for the busy summer months.  Right now Mark is outside giving the front porch a fresh…

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It's Officially Summer in Maine!

Hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful memorial Day this past weekend! Memorial Day weekend signifies that the summer season is officially underway. I love seeing the lobster steamers fired up at Trenton bridge Lobster Pound! The lilac tree next door is…

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Welcome to our new website!

Happy Spring!  We are enjoying a wonderful springtime here in Southwest Harbor. Flowers are being planted, mulch is being spread,herbs & tomato plants are taking their places in our backyard garden and the coastal Maine air is so fresh! We…

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