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Deer-Isle-Little-Deer-Isle is thought by some to be one of Maine's best-kept secrets. It is reached by a suspension bridge and causeway over the Eggemoggin Reach from Blue Hill Peninsula. The picturesque village of Deer Isle, on the island of Deer Isle, has no neon signs, no fast food restaurants and no crowds. The whole island is known for its art galleries and shops and is home to many artists, writers and craftspeople. The famous Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is also located on Deer Isle. The largest community on the island is Stonington where you can buy lobster "right off the boat!" And other towns with colorful names such as Sunshine and Sunset are places that are much like they were 50 years ago. Things to do on the island include canoeing and kayaking, fishing, walking, hiking, and beachcombing, or just exploring the island roads that meander around and about the bays and island inlets. Excursion boats are available to Isle au Haut, which is part of Acadia National Park, and the more upscale towns of Blue Hill and Bar Harbor are just a short drive away on the mainland.

Surrounding areas: Stonington, Maine (4.7 mi), Sargentville, Maine (5.4 mi), Brooklin, Maine (6.4 mi), Brooksville, Maine (8.5 mi), Isle au Haut, Maine (10.5 mi), North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands, Maine (11.8 mi), Castine, Maine (12.8 mi)

Deer Isle/Little Deer Isle Vacation Rentals




Deer Isle/Little Deer Isle Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME16.9 mi.(207) 236-3870
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME19.2 mi.(207) 236-6800
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME19.2 mi.(207) 236-8478
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME19.3 mi.(207) 236-0500
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME19.5 mi.(207) 236-6060
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME20.0 mi.(207) 548-2405
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME21.2 mi.(800) 341-1650
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME21.4 mi.(207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME21.4 mi.(207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME21.4 mi.(207) 338-4030
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME22.9 mi.(207) 594-2131
Best Western Jed Prouty Inn64 MainBucksport, ME24.4 mi.(207) 464-3113
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME25.2 mi.(207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME25.2 mi.(207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME25.2 mi.(207) 288-9723
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME25.2 mi.(207) 667-5548
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME25.3 mi.(207) 288-5801
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME25.3 mi.(207) 288-5403
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME25.3 mi.(207) 667-1345
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME25.3 mi.(207) 667-9341
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME25.5 mi.(207) 288-3358
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME26.0 mi.(207) 288-5823
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME26.2 mi.(207) 288-8004
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME26.9 mi.(207) 594-6644
 
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME22.8 mi.(207) 594-4209

Deer Isle/Little Deer Isle Weather & Climate

"Downeast Maine," along the Atlantic Seacoast, has a variable climate that can change quickly at any time. This area, which includes the Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, has four distinct seasons where summer temperatures can range from 45 degrees F to 85 degrees F. Fog is quite common during the summer months, as well, but there is also plenty of sunshine. Spring and fall temperatures vary from 30 degrees F to 70 degrees F. You may also encounter rain in any month, and ice storms are regular in the winter and early spring. The Maine coastal climate is ranked second to only the Pacific Northwest in annual precipitation. Average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches. Snow tends to melt quickly along the coast - more continuous snow can be found inland.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 4.06 in. 38°F
February 33°F 12°F 3.01 in. 36°F
March 42°F 22°F 4.38 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.45 in. 44°F
May 64°F 42°F 4.18 in. 50°F
June 73°F 51°F 3.88 in. 56°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.20 in. 60°F
August 77°F 55°F 3.01 in. 63°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.10 in. 58°F
October 58°F 38°F 4.33 in. 55°F
November 46°F 30°F 4.74 in. 52°F
December 35°F 17°F 4.31 in. 44°F

Deer Isle/Little Deer Isle Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 22 miles northeast of Deer Isle-Little Deer Isle in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located approximately 23 miles west of Deer Isle-Little Deer Isle in Rockland, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 41 miles north of Deer Isle-Little Deer Isle in Bangor, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 53 miles northwest of Deer Isle-Little Deer Isle in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 55 miles west of Deer Isle-Little Deer Isle in Augusta, Maine.

Deer Isle/Little Deer Isle Attractions

 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME21.3 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME101.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Island Country ClubSunsetME2.0 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME13.2 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME16.1 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME17.9 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME19.6 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME19.8 mi.
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME20.1 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME23.0 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME24.1 mi.
Bucksport Golf ClubBucksportME25.5 mi.
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME25.7 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME26.1 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME19.2 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME88.7 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME95.3 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME96.4 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME100.8 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME101.6 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME105.2 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME109.5 mi.
 
State Parks
Fort Point State ParkME17.6 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME17.9 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME19.3 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME20.2 mi. 
Lamoine State ParkME24.7 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME35.4 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME38.3 mi. 
 
Museums
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME22.9 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME56.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)


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