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.


  • 18Tuesday, June 18
    9:00am - 10:30am

    Medicinal Plant Walk

    June 18, 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.

  • 18Tuesday, June 18
    1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Puffin & Pelagic Boat Trip

    June 18, 2019  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, 130 Settlement Rd, Stonington, ME 04681, USA  Map

    Enjoy a trip through the archipelago to remote Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, a nesting site for thousands of pelagics: Atlantic Puffins, Arctic & Common Terns, Razorbills and Murres. We may also spot Gannets, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Shearwaters, seals, dolphins, and possibly whales en route. No landing, but ample opportunity for viewing and photographing. $75 mem/$85 non-mem. Reservations & prepayment required: 348-2455.

  • 20Thursday, June 20
    9:00am - 12:00pm

    If A Stone Could Talk: Poetry Writing Workshop with Ann Van Buren

    June 20, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Settlement Quarry Preserve, Oceanville Rd, Stonington, ME 04681, USA  Map

    *Please pre-register by phone or email at Island Heritage Trust* Learn where nature meets history at Settlement Quarry and its trails. Be inspired by poems about the grandeur of American cities, many of which were built from Deer Isle stone. Delve into poems about pristine nature and the human touch. Use a variety of writing prompts to create your own poetry. Share your work with fellow writers. Everyone welcome to this collaborative, supportive experience. Meet at trail-head kiosk at 9AM sharp. Bring water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a notebook and pen. Workshop limit: 10. Donations welcome in support of IHT. Rain Date June 21

  • 23Sunday, June 23
    12:00am - 11:59pm

    Island Clean-up Sea Kayaking Trip

    June 23, 2019

    Join us for a full-day, sea kayak trip to IHT’s Wreck and Round Islands. Walk the shore of both islands collecting litter. This free, guided trip will include boats and other paddling gear. No paddling experience necessary; we’re happy to instruct as time permits. Plan to paddle for 8-10 miles; walk up to 2 miles. Want to clean up, but not paddle? A small motor boat will ferry up to 6 people. Space limited; please sign-up early: 348-2455.


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 ...