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.


  • 25Sunday, September 25
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    September 25, 2022  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Mariners Memorial Park Deer Isle Maine, Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Arrive at Mariners Park, Sunday, September 25, by 7pm; the guided tour will begin at 7:15pm.
    Night Sky Tours are star parties without telescopes. John Meader, Northern Stars Planetarium, will lead the group through a tour of the constellations and stars visible that evening. We will also find and discuss any visible planets, the Milky Way, as well as meteors (shooting stars) and satellites. The presentation will include a bit of sky-lore storytelling and ample time for questions and discussion.
    After the primary presentation is done John offers to lead the group on a star-hopping binocular exploration for all those who bring their own binoculars along. Participants will learn how to “star hop” as a way of finding those hidden gems among the stars. Participants may see planets, binary stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies, as well as the Milky Way up close and personal! Bring your flashlights (we will cover white lights with red cellophane) and binoculars!

    Co-hosted by Stonington Library and Evergreen Garden Club. 

    Mariners Park, Sunshine Road (first right), Deer Isle

  • 27Tuesday, September 27
    9:30am - 11:00am

    September 27, 2022  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!

  • 28Wednesday, September 28
    9:00am - 10:00am

    September 28, 2022  9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • 1Saturday, October 1
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    October 1, 2022  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Island Heritage Trust, 420 Sunset Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    In Collaboration with Stonington Public Library, join Susan Hand Shetterly for a talk about her new book, "Notes on the Landscape of Home"!

    In her new book of essays, Notes on the Landscape of Home, Susan explores what it is to live in a Down East coastal town and to pay attention, over time, to what it offers of land, water, wildlife, and neighbors. She takes her cue from Henry David Thoreau and Wendell Berry, who advocate for the virtues of staying in one place, believing that as we delve deeper into the landscape of home, we learn to read the world.

    Open-air author reading followed by book signing. (Event will move into IHT barn in case of rain.) Blue Hill Books will have a selection of Susan's titles available for purchase.