Mount Desert Island gets pretty quiet this time of year, the cruise ship season has ended and the seasonal business are closing up shop but not everyone leaves town and there will still be tourists heading to the Island for hiking and snowshoeing, it’s a great time of year to do some weekend photography and not worry about groups of tourists walking through your shot.
Atlantic Brewing Company has announced that they will be open on Saturday’s starting November 15, 2014 running through December 20, 2014. These “Lazy Saturday” sessions as they are calling them start at 11am and end at 4pm. These are a great opportunity for locals and tourists alike to visit the tasting room on Knox Lane and hang out, sample beers and fill growlers or pick up bottles. The brewery is also pairing with other local vendors who will be on hand every week giving out free samples. These lazy Saturdays also offer guests the chance to chat about the beer and the brewery in a quiet setting and if interest is expressed a tour of the brewery is a possibility.
Don’t rule out MDI as a day trip during November and December, head out for a brisk hike around Acadia National Park then head to Atlantic Brewing Company for a sampler flight or a pint and some free food samples from a local vendor, fill a growler, take a tour and then head into Bar Harbor, maybe catch a movie or dinner before heading home.