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20 Best and Fun Things To Do In Deer Isle, Maine

TouristWire Editors

Are you planning a road trip to the DownEast, Maine region? If so, consider adding Deer Isle to your itinerary!

This tranquil, nature-filled destination makes for the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the daily grind and experience a slower pace of life.

That’s during the fall and winter months – once the weather warms up you’ll find a hive of activity happening on the island, though it’s still much quieter here than on some of the other islands in the vicinity.

In terms of things to do, Deer Isle is a prime location for outdoor adventure, especially hiking.

Of course, a trip to Maine would not be complete without sampling one of its famous lobster dishes, which is considered a staple on the island.

If you would like to know more about what Deer Isle has to offer, keep reading for a comprehensive list of recommendations

The 20 Most Popular Things To Do In Deer Isle, Maine

20. Pumpkin Island Lighthouse

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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Location: Eggemoggin Road Little Deer Isle ME

19. Oak Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

18. Bakeman Beach

5.0 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)


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17. Butter Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

16. Pond Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

15. Lily Pond

4.8 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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14. Eagle Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

13. Walker Pond

4.8 ★★★★★ (13 reviews)

12. Reach Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (21 reviews)

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11. Barred Island Preserve parking

4.9 ★★★★★ (26 reviews)

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Location: Goose Cove Road Deer Isle ME

Tel:  207 348 2455

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10. Deer Isle Bridge

4.6 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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Location: Little Deer Isle ME

Our Top picks

9. White Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

8. Pumpkin Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

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7. Great Spruce Head Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

6. Barred Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

5. Island Heritage Trust

5.0 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

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Location: 420 Sunset Road Deer Isle ME

Tel:  207 348 2455

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4. Deer Isle Stonington Historical Society

5.0 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

Location: 416 Sunset Road Deer Isle ME

Tel:  207 348 6400

Web Address:

3. Little Deer Isle, Maine

4.8 ★★★★★ (45 reviews)

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2. Edgar M. Tennis Preserve

4.7 ★★★★★ (62 reviews)

Location: Tennis Road Deer Isle ME

Tel:  207 348 2455

Web Address:

1. Holbrook Island Sanctuary

4.7 ★★★★★ (84 reviews)


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Location: 172 n Bar Road Harborside ME

Tel:  207 326 4012

Web Address:

Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Deer Isle, Maine! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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