Caring For Open Spaces. Inspiring Open Minds.

Deer Isle is a vibrant island community

with 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.


  • 3Saturday, June 3
    9:00am - 12:00pm

    June 3, 2023  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Quaco Road, Quaco Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Join Island Heritage Trust, Downeast Trout Unlimited, and Blue Hill Community Rowing for a day of fishing, ice cream, live music, and family fun at Lily Pond Park during Maine’s free fishing weekend! Kids will fish, learn how to cast, tie flies, and row as a team out on the water. Coffee and Healthy Snacks Provided by 44 North and Healthy Island Project. Activities will wrap up with Free Ice Cream at the end, thanks to Stonington Ice Cream! One lucky participant (15 or under) will win the Grand Prize Raffle: A Lifetime Fishing License in the State of Maine!

    Rods are provided for kids who need one. Bait will be provided. Life vests for rowing will be provided.

    *Kids under 18 who want to row must have a parent present to sign a Waiver*

    Rain Date: Sunday, June 4, 9am-12pm

  • 6Tuesday, June 6
    9:30am - 11:00am

    June 6, 2023  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!

  • 7Wednesday, June 7
    9:00am - 10:00am

    June 7, 2023  9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • 9Friday, June 9
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    June 9, 2023  10:00 am - 12:00 pm


    Visit Island Heritage Trust and other incredible local vendors for a fun community market where you can buy from farms and artisans, eat delicious food, get information about local programs, and connect with us about land access and environmental education!

    10am-12pm through September