Nestled at the base of a blueberry-covered mountain in the
protective arm of the bay lies the village of Blue Hill, the largest town on
the peninsula. Native Americans living here called the hill Awanadjo, meaning small misty mountain. Granted as a township in 1762 to the veterans of the last war against the French, Blue Hill has a history of shipbuilding, copper mining, and granite quarrying. Modern day Blue Hill known for its thriving arts community, its bustling village center and the annual Blue Hill Fair each fall is also home to the Jonathan Fisher House a historic home open to the public. The town is rich with artists and craftsmen and offers great food, gracious lodging, a historic district, galleries and shops to explore.