We are open everyday in 2019, 9-5, from May to the middle of October, and most of the time (call to be sure 800-777-6845) the rest of the year.
Nervous Nellie's is located on Deer Isle, Maine. It is about 3.5 hours from Portland, a little more than an hour from Bar Harbor, and about 30 min from Blue Hill.
From Route 1 north of Bucksport, take Route 15 through Blue Hill and Sedgwick, then across the suspension bridge to Deer Isle. You are crossing Eggemoggin Reach, a passage named by native Americans who paddled it in canoes years ago. Watch for schooners, yachts and fishing boats today. Follow Route 15 for 6 miles to a service station on the right. (If you have a dog with you, stop for gas -- Rover will get a milk bone.) Then, left onto the Sunshine Road. Nervous Nellie's is on the left about 3 miles down the road (bear right at the fork after a mile or so). Just follow the signs....it's a very scenic drive.
Roughly 300 jars are cooked and poured every Monday through Thursday morning. All by hand.
We use fruit grown in Maine as much as possible: wild blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and apple cider.
The Mountainville Cafe serves coffee, tea, and homemade scones (with jam, of course) everday from Mother's Day to Columbus Day. A generous deck and wooden walkway link the kitchen to a tiny shop and sampling room, overlooking the apple orchard and meadow. Small children gravitate to the sandbox under the grape arbor, while parents settle into nearby Adirondack chairs, with a steaming mug of coffee.
There are acres of grounds to explore, including a sculpture village with historic artifacts, characters and creatures all made of (mostly) found objects. We strive to offer a pleasant visiting experience for all our visitors. Please be respectful of those around you, both animate and inanimate and enjoy all that Nervous Nellie's has to offer!
If you're planning a trip to the area, we recommend the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce Web Site as a resource for places to stay and for things to see and do on our beautiful sland.
Tours of Nellieville, select Sundays at 2 PM from May to October. Join Peter Beerits for an insider tour of his sculptural, historical, ever-evolving village (approx 40 min). Donations welcome.
June 2 & 16 & 30
July 7 & 28
August 11 & 25
Sept 2 & 15 & 29