The town of Deer Isle is one of two communities on the island of Deer Isle. The other is Stonington, Maine. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 123.7 square miles (320.4 km²). 29.7 square miles (76.9 km²) of the town is land and 94.0 square miles (243.5 km²) of it is water.
Deer Isle is separated from the main land by Eggemoggin Reach and may be reached by car via a narrow 1939 suspension bridge bearing the island's name. This bridge is a sister bridge to the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which collapsed spectacularly in 1940, due to wind vibrations. The Eggemoggin Reach bridge still stands today. Presumably the dimensions of the bridge and the geography of the Reach do not create the same aerodynamic conditions that occurred in the Tacoma Narrows. The bridge does bounce up and down on windy days, however.
The orchard at Edgewood Functions in Deer Isle, makes an ideal ceremony site with its natural and landscaped areas, lush flower and vegetable gardens, and mature fruit trees providing both sunlit and shaded areas.READ MORE
At Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, we continually strive to evolve with the interests and ideas of those who visit, and it is here where student discover what happens when given unlimited time and space to drop an idea and follow wherever it leads.READ MORE
Do you want a wedding ceremony and reception that is different, romantic and enjoyable. Goose Weddings in Deer Isle can offer the perfect location for a beach wedding, a wedding on the deck overlooking the ocean, or if you prefer a wedding in one of the many churches nearby.READ MORE
Dry Cove Cottage is a quaint cottage on over 20 acres of wooded area in Deer Island. The cottage is fully furnished and has a large kitchen, a master bedroom and an upstairs room with three twin beds, and best of all, pets are welcome.READ MORE
Exploring the grounds around The Goose Cove Resort in Deer Isle is a different adventure every day, you can hike at low tide to Barred Island, take a guided walk on the trails, mess around in the cove (there are kayaks and canoes for guests), or borrow a bike and set out for a ride.READ MORE
Pilgrim's Inn in Deer Isle is the perfect base for taking scenic drives along the coast and exploring the beautiful towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula, and also offers you the very best of coastal Maine. Rocky coastline, quiet coves, and beautiful views greet visitors at every turn..READ MORE
Enjoy the rustic ambiance at Pilgrim's Dining in Deer Isle, a restaurant which has created a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests to relax in, and offering a range of food and prices to suit all tastes and palates.READ MORE
The Inn at Ferry Landing in Deer Isle, is a lovingly restored 1840's farmhouse, located at the end of a dead-end road and has superb views of the waters of Eggemoggin Reach as schooners sail by, many traveling to or from the nearby Wooden Boat School. READ MORE
Downeast Sky is located away from the hectic pace and bumper-to-bumper traffic of some vacation areas, and a vacation on Deer Isle will leave you refreshed, renewed and filled with good memories.
Rocky Shore Rentals is a full-service property management service offering a wide variety of vacation rentals on the Blue Hill Peninsula, particularly the areas of Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine.READ MORE
Indoor seating at Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant in Deer Isle allows diners to appreciate and enjoy the magnificient ocean views and beautiful sunsets, or should you prefer, sit on the open deck and enjoy the fresh air.READ MORE
Visitors to Nervous Nellies in Deer Isle are welcome to come inside the jelly kitchen and see where the jam is made. 300 jars are cooked and poured Monday through Thursday mornings, and there is a generous deck and wooden walkway linking the kitchen with a tiny sales and sampling room, and overlooking the apple orchard and meadow. READ MORE
Guests staying at Hardy's Hill House in Deer Isle are assured of a most wonderful stay. Accommodation is so comfortable and the house is set in a great location for those who want to see everything the area offers.READ MORE
Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle represents over 100 award-winning artists and craftsmen, and includes those of national and international reputation. With our move to bigger premises, have been able to add sculptures to our offerings, as well as larger and more varied shows.READ MORE
No visit to Deer Isle is complete without popping in to Dockside Quilt Gallery, a family run business, to check out their one-of-a-kind treasure made quilts which are meant to be used and enjoyed.READ MORE
When visiting Deer Isle, you would be well advised to visit Finest Kind Dining, whether you are wanting a bite to eat, a game of miniature golf or a kayak rental. Or if you are meeting with friends, enjoy a bucket of wings and a drink on the Quarterdeck.READ MORE
The Lester Gallery LLC in Deer Isle is a place where people feel welcome as soon as they walk in the door, and with books for children to read and color, Mom and Dad are able to have a quiet browse at their leisure.READ MORE
Pilgrim Weddings in Deer Isle is set in a picturesque location which will provide a relaxing and memorable venue for your wedding, and what could be more romantic than a sunrise or sunset ceremony.READ MORE