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.


  • 21Saturday, September 21
    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Orienteering for Kids and Family

    September 21, 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

  • 21Saturday, September 21
    11:00am - 1:00pm

    Mushroom Walk

    September 21, 2019  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Shore Acres Preserve  Map

    David Porter, retired plant biologist with a specialty in mycology, will
    lead participants through Shore Acres Preserve to discover the rich variety
    of both edible and toxic mushrooms. A retired professor of plant
    biology at the University of Georgia, Porter has offered programs through
    such organizations as Colloquy DownEast, Acadia National Park, and
    Maine Mycological Assoc.

  • 26Thursday, September 26
    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Exploring the Peruvian Amazon

    September 26, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    420 Sunset Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    An Illustrated Talk by Ann Hooke - Given recent news about the devastation of Hurricane Dorian and the fires in the Amazon, this presentation will help to answer your questions about how humans and animals in Peru live today in this vast rainforest. The talk is based on a recent week-long trip to the Peruvian Amazon. This trip also stimulated other questions. Why are there so many prehistoric species? Why is the area so vast? How old is the Amazon? And more!

  • 12Saturday, October 12
    7:30am - 9:00am

    Bird Walk with Paul

    October 12, 2019  7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Scott's Landing Preserve, 704 N Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Join Paul Miller, IHT's Executive Director, for this regular monthly bird walk at Scott's Landing Preserve. All levels and ages of birders welcome. If you need a pair of binoculars, the Trust has some to lend, just let us know ahead of time.


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 ...
Crystal Cove Preserve North Shore

Crystal Cove Preserve

Island Heritage Trust is excited to introduce our newest piece of land, Crystal Cove Preserve. This Oceanville property was generously donated by the Homann family, and will be open for visitors come ...