Deer Isle is a spectacular island community

of 24,000 acres and 112 miles of shoreline, comprising the towns of Deer Isle and Stonington and outlying islands.

Island Heritage Trust is a community-based, non-profit land trust contributing to the well-being of the island community by conserving its distinctive landscape and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.


  • 20Friday, May 20
    12:00am - 11:59pm

    May 20, 2022 - May 22, 2022  


    The Wings, Waves, & Woods festival comprises a mix of birding, nature, historical walks, and activities. The popular boat trip to Seal Island offers sightings of Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Northern Gannets, and others. Up to two dozen species of warblers can be seen on the various guided walks on Island Heritage Trust’s preserves, as well as shorebirds nesting and breeding along our extensive shoreline. Experience just one activity or make it an entire weekend. Connected by a bridge to the mainland Deer Isle is off the beaten path but offers lodging options from camping to luxurious-cabin getaways. Get a taste of life “the way it should be” by taking in the spectacular scenery and working waterfront around the Island.

  • 24Tuesday, May 24
    9:30am - 11:00am

    May 24, 2022  9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Join IHT's Stewardship team for a morning of trail stewardship and management. Email our Stewardship Director Alex Drenga for more information and to get on the email chain!

  • 25Wednesday, May 25
    9:00am - 10:00am

    May 25, 2022  9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • 28Saturday, May 28
    9:15pm - 10:30pm

    May 28, 2022  9:15 pm - 10:30 pm
    Mariners Memorial Park Deer Isle Maine, Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Maine’s Astronomy Club Liaison and founding member of the Acadia Astronomical Society, Dwight Lanpher, will introduce us to the wonders of the Dark Sky utilizing ‘Stellina’ imaging - an Observation Station that sends photos to smart phones and tablets. Dwight will also offer a laser star tour and share his knowledge about astronomers and the importance of dark sky preservation.