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    If you go to Deer Isle. . .

    Deer Isle refers both to the Maine island that is home to several hamlets, including the town of Stonington, and to the village of Deer Isle, located at the causeway between North and South Deer Isle. It is about five hours from Boston by car.

    Where to stay

    Deer Isle Hostel

    65 Tennis Road

    207-348-2308

    www.deerislehostel.com

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    $25-$60 per night, includes a potluck supper.

    Where to eat

    El El Frijoles

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    41 Caterpillar Hill Road (Route 15)

    Sargentville

    207-359-2486

    www.elelfrijoles.com

    Serves terrific from-scratch, locally sourced Mexicali food out of an

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    immaculate barn.

    What to do

    Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies

    598 Sunshine Road, Deer Isle

    800-777-6845

    www.nervousnellies.com

    Deer Isle Artist Association

    15 Main St., Deer Isle Village

    207-348-2330

    www.deerislandartists.com

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    Stop in for an orientation to the art studios and galleries in the area.

    The Good Life Center

    372 Harborside Road, Harborside

    207-326-8211.

    www.goodlife.org

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    The Island Heritage Trust

    420 Sunset Road, Sunset

    207-348-2455

    www.islandheritagetrust.org

    Maintains the area’s many public preserves and trails and publishes a detailed map.