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.


  • 16Tuesday, July 16
    9:00am - 10:30am

    Medicinal Plant Walk

    July 16, 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.

  • 16Tuesday, July 16
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Kids in Nature: Scavenger Hunt

    July 16, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Crockett Cove Woods Preserve, Stonington, ME 04681, USA  Map

    Nature treasures will be discovered as we search the forested paths of Crockett Cove Woods. We will look under uprooted trees, down holes in the ground and under rocks for things hidden from immediate view. Join the fun!

  • 17Wednesday, July 17
    11:00am - 4:00pm

    Swan's Island Boat Trip

    July 17, 2019  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, 130 Settlement Rd, Stonington, ME 04681, USA  Map

    Swan’s Island is a beautiful, remote island off Bass Harbor, MDI, only 50 minutes by boat from Stonington. Once we arrive on the island we will walk to Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse, built in the late1800s. A tour of the lighthouse and keeper’s house will be followed by a picnic at Hockamock Head, with its stunning views. There will be an opportunity to hike one of many trails. Dress in layers; it can be colder on return trip. An optional brown bag lunch created by one of the locals will be available at additional cost. Inquire at sign-up. Group limited to 19. Reservations required: 348-2455. Cost: $65 per person. Rain Date July 18

  • 18Thursday, July 18
    9:30am - 12:00pm

    Painting Workshop

    July 18, 2019  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Scott's Landing Preserve, 704 N Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Join Paul Trowbridge for an outdoor painting workshop at Scott’s Landing. Minimum of 4 students, max 12. Students need to bring their own materials. Any medium acceptable. Demo will be provided. Contact the artist for materials list: 359-8369. Rain Date July 19


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 ...