Named for its one-time owner, not its color, the 1828 Black House is now home to the Woodlawn Museum (Surry Rd/Rte. 172 & W. Main St., Ellsworth, 207/667-8671, www.woodlawnmuseum.com , 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–4 p.m. Sun. June–Sept.; 1–4 p.m. Tues.–Sun. May and Oct., $10 adults, $3 children 5–12, free children under 5), one of Maine’s  best historic house museums. The Georgian home is full of antique furniture, rare books, and unique artifacts. Behind the home are barns full of more treasures and two miles of walking trails.
Part authentic Maine  and part P. T. Barnum, The Great Maine Lumberjack Show (Rte. 3/Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton, 207/667-0067, www.mainelumberjack.com , 7 p.m. daily mid-June–late Aug., $8.75 adult, $6.75 children) showcases the obscure sports of axe-throwing, log-rolling, speed climbing, and more.