Island Activities

Our favorite local businesses and activities are featured below for your convenience.

Hiking
There are many hiking trails on Deer Isle managed by the Island Heritage Trust. Highlights include:

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
130 Settlement Road, Stonington, ME

  • Offers tours and lessons for kayaking and paddle boarding
  • Rentals for kayak, sailboat, canoe, and paddleboard
  • Eco-cruises and natural history tours

Isle au Haut
A beautiful island off the coast of Stonington. Home to portions of Acadia National Park, Isle au Haut is accessible by ferry from Stonington, Maine.

Isle au Haut Ferry Service

Stonington Opera House
1 Opera House Lane, Stonington, ME
Professional and community theatre, film, music and dance in an historic building.

44 North Coffee
7 Main Street, Deer Isle &
70 Main Street, Stonington
Coffee shop featuring small batch, custom roasted, organic coffee. Serving cold brewed and slow drip coffee, plus locally baked goodies.

Yellow Birch Farm
73 Reach Road, Deer Isle, ME
Fresh MOFGA Certified Organic produce as well as homemade dairy products, soaps, and face creams, made with organic ingredients.

Farmer’s Market
43 School St, Stonington, ME
Every Friday 10:00AM-12:00PMMay-October
Featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh meat and fish, prepared foods, and handmade crafts.

Nervous Nellie’s
598 Sunshine Road, Deer Isle, ME
A small café with local baked goods and store that features homemade jams, preserves, and chutneys as well as local artwork.  Surrounded by an art sculpture garden with characters and creatures created mostly with found objects.

Dry Dock
24 Main Street, Stonington, ME
Gift shop features jewelry, clothing, housewares, toys, cards and gifts.

The Periwinkle
8 Main Street, Deer Isle, ME
Gift shop offers hand-made specialty foods and soaps, board games, toys, puzzles, t-shirts, books by local authors, and more.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
89 Haystack School Drive, Deer Isle, ME
Craft school that offers summer workshops and summer evening lecture series by faculty and visiting artists. Open to the public.

The Turtle Gallery
61N Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, ME

Deer Isle Artists Association
15 Main Street, Deer Isle, ME
Exhibiting the works of local artists. Exhibitions rotated every two weeks.

Dow Studio
Dow Road, Deer Isle, ME

Carolyn Walton Gallery
131N Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, ME

gWatson Gallery
68 Main Street, Stonington, ME