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.


  • 20Tuesday, August 20
    9:00am - 10:30am

    Medicinal Plant Walk

    August 20, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Scott's Landing Preserve, 704 N Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Come for a walk with local herbalist Brighid Doherty at Scott’s Landing, and learn how plants are used to nourish health and heal common ailments. Brighid will explain how to identify, ethically harvest, and prepare medicinal plants. Different plants will be addressed every month, as they reach prime harvest time. Dandelion, plantain, yarrow, hawthorn, rose, valerian and hypericum are among the many plants that will be discovered through the season. All ages welcome. For more information: 348-2455. We will walk rain or shine.

  • 21Wednesday, August 21
    9:30am - 11:30am

    Settlement Quarry History Tour

    August 21, 2019  9:30 am - 11:30 am
    Settlement Quarry Preserve, Fire Ln 22, Stonington, ME 04681, USA  Map

    Ann Hooke was the “midwife” for this first preserve of IHT. She knows this place – its geologic, human, cultural, and natural history – perhaps better than anyone else. Join her for an informal walk and discussion at this uber-scenic location.

  • 24Saturday, August 24
    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Orienteering for Kids and Family

    August 24, 2019  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Mariners Memorial Park Deer Isle Maine, Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Join Bert Yankielun on a family fun adventure to learn map and compass navigation. Basic land navigation skills will be taught and then applied as you take a short route through the meadows of Mariners Memorial Park. No prior knowledge or skills required. If you have a compass, bring it along with your curiosity and enthusiasm. Some compasses available. Everyone welcome! Rain Date August 25

  • 30Friday, August 30
    9:00pm - 10:00pm

    Understanding the Night Sky

    August 30, 2019  9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Mariners Memorial Park Deer Isle Maine, Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Join navigator, historian and retired professor Davida Kellogg for an orientation to the night sky with special attention to stars and other bodies used in celestial navigation. All ages welcome. Bring a flashlight, warm clothes. Must have a clear sky, so rain/cloud date is August 31.


Julia Zell

Julia Zell, New Development Director

Island Heritage Trust is pleased to introduce and welcome our new Development Director, Julia Zell. A life-long lover of the outdoors and passionate about conservation, Julia is an exciting addition to ...