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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

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

Where to eat

El El Frijoles

41 Caterpillar Hill Road (Route 15)



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

immaculate barn.

What to do

Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies

598 Sunshine Road, Deer Isle


Deer Isle Artist Association

15 Main St., Deer Isle Village


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

The Good Life Center

372 Harborside Road, Harborside



The Island Heritage Trust

420 Sunset Road, Sunset


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

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