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Kill Kare Kamp welcomes you!

"If this isn't heaven on earth, it has to be close!" (A recent guest)

“If this isn’t heaven on earth, it has to be very close!” (A recent guest)

We hope that the following pages will serve as a useful guide for your visit to Kill Kare and the surrounding area.

Included are driving directions, a history – with pictures – of our cottage and Camp Four Winds – (the girls’ summer camp that my mother started in 1946 and ran for over 50 years on property adjacent to Kill Kare), some house guidelines, contact information as well as area attractions – restaurants, shops, museums, recreational opportunities and more.  We strive to support our local businesses which are the backbone of the area’s economy.  So, while there are certainly McDonald’s, Subways, Dunkin’ Donuts, Walmarts and other chains to be found nearby, you won’t find them listed here.

There will be a hard copy with this information in Kill Kare when you arrive. It will also have restaurant menus, town guides and current information on what is happening in the area.

This guide is always a work in progress (so check back frequently for updated information).  We work really hard to keep it current, but businesses come and go with great frequency so if you discover an inaccuracy, please let us know.  Likewise, if you uncover a wonderful restaurant, shop, activity, etc. that isn’t mentioned herein, we’d be happy to include it.  Several of the suggestions that appear here have been contributed by Kill Kare guests.

Use the live links at the top and bottom of each page to navigate the guide.  There are also links to most of the shops, restaurants and sights on the individual pages.  And, in many cases, the picture will enlarge if you click on it.

Please have a look and, as always, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Enjoy your stay!

With warm regards,

Cathy and Dan

flipkey awards for renter's guide

We are delighted to be included in Sarah Leah Chase's newest contribution to the world of excellent cuisine - her New England Open House Cookbook. Check out page 175 for the recipe for "Kill Kare Kamp Poule au Pot"!

We are delighted to be included in Sarah Leah Chase’s newest contribution to excellent eating – her New England Open House Cookbook.  Check out page 175 for the recipe for “Kill Kare Kamp’s Poule au Pot”!


Renting Canoes and Kayaks:  The Activity Shop – Blue Hill – They deliver and pick up.  Reserve early as summer is a busy time. They also rent bicycles, cribs and other baby gear.  Tell new owners – Chris and Amy – that Kill Kare sent you.

Fishing License:  You can get this online at: Maine Fishing License

Groceries and Gas:  Refer to the “Beyond Windward Lane” page

Golf and Tennis: The Island Country Club – Deer Isle   Castine Golf Club – Castine  – Both facilities welcome guests.

Internet Connection:  Yes!  Refer to “The Cottage” page.

Where to buy lobster:  See the “Deer Isle/Stonington” page under “Down East Maine

Where to buy fresh oysters:  See “Little Island Oyster Co.” on the “Brooksville” page under “Down East Maine”

Where to buy fresh fish and seafood:  Half-a-Chance Seafood – “All seafood fresh caught locally” – Seafood truck on Rte. 15 on the left in the heart of Blue Hill.  Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM  Call 207-251-6305.  

Things to do and see, what to hike and climb, where to eat and shop:  Refer to the “Down East Maine” page where information is listed by town.

Tides, Weather and Local Knowledge

Walker Pond - our boot-shaped lake is only 1/4 mile inland from the Penobscot Bay. Photo Credit: Ron Pressman

Walker Pond – our boot-shaped lake is only 1/4 mile inland from the salt waters of the Eggemoggin Reach and the Penobscot Bay. Seen here, too is the Deer Isle Bridge at bottom.
Photo Credit: Ron Pressman

Photo credit:  Gavan Sharp – our Vegemite-loving Aussie friend from Down Under.  He takes awesome pictures of the loons, eagles and other waterfowl on the lake.

Painting of Kill Kare done by friend and artist, Brian Banks, who is also a summer neighbor on Walker Pond.