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Welcome to Deer Isle and Stonington

Deer Isle is an enchanting place. Although reachable by bridge, the Island still retains the flavor of New England life in the 1950s: rural, neighborly, safe. Our welcome sign could read “Welcome to Deer Isle, the way Life used to be.” A cluster of small communities with 3,000 residents comprise the year- round population. Lobstering is the mainstay of the economy although the diversity of the Island’s businesses surprises every- one. Granite is still quarried here. Internationally reknowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has brought artists and arti- sans to the Island, many of whom have chosen to live here. Their galleries, studios and workshops dot the island. The Stonington Opera House has achieved national recognition as a year- round performing arts center. The schools, churches and community organizations on the Island play central roles in bringing the com- munity together throughout the year. Public suppers, festivals, craft fairs, boat races, basketball games and other sports events all contribute to a strong sense of community and island pride.

A wide variety of accommodations is available: inns, B&B’s, rental cottages and campgrounds. Restaurants, espresso bars, antique shops, gift shops, book stores and the galleries/studios of island artists offer a rich selection of places to visit. Island Heritage Trust and the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society

provide glimpses into the history of the ancient people who first inhabited the Island and of the first white settlers.

The Island is a paradise for photographers, birders, kayakers, sailors, painters, naturalists—anyone who loves the outdoors. We are fortunate to have 13 very diverse nature conservancies, many donated by generous residents. Several other conservancies are located on neighboring islands, including Isle au Haut where Acadia National Park has its wilderness park. Each season of the year has something special to offer, as many off-season visitors have discovered. The mixture of spruce-covered islands, quiet coves, granite outcroppings, fields of wildflowers, lobster boats, windjammers, glistening waters and pristine winter snow makes a visit to Deer Isle, at any time of year, an enchanting experience. The Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber invites you to visit in any season.

The Lupine Festival booklet is a collaborative project between the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce and Penobscot Bay Press Community Information Services. A supplement to Castine Patriot, Island Ad-Vantages and The Week y Packet, June 12, 2014.

The BRIDGE exhibit, June 13 - June 26 Reception Friday, June 20, 5-7 PM

Celebrate Summer!

Photo by: Jim Kosinski

Deer Isle Artists Association 15 Main Street, Deer Isle Village

25 Church Street, Deer Isle BHBT.com • 1-888-853-7100

Open mid-May to late December

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Equal Housing Lender



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