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Isle-au-Haut is a small, picturesque island located on the eastern fringe of Penobscot Bay, about seven miles off the coast of Maine. Isle au Haut is not a typical vacation resort island - it is rather a working island and doesn't offer a lot of amenities. About 60% of the island is part of Acadia National Park and the remainder is privately owned. No auto ferry is available to Isle au Haut. You will need to take the mailboat to reach the island, which departs from Stonington on Deer Isle. Note: the number of passengers the mailboat can carry regulates the number of visitors per day to Isle au Haut. Visitors are encouraged to use the mailboat as their only means of coming to the island. This helps prevent congestion and preserve the privacy and uncrowded nature of the island. To stay on Isle au Haut, you can either reserve a room at The Keeper's House or The Inn at Isle au Haut - or reserve a campsite at Duck Harbor Campground in Acadia National Park. The five campsites at Duck Harbor include a lean-to shelter that holds up to six people, a fire ring, picnic table, pit toilet and access to a water pump. Reservations are required and these sites are usually booked far in advance. There are also some homes available for rent on Isle au Haut. Other things to do include hiking in the National Park. The trailheads are marked and maps are available at Duck Harbor and at the Ranger Station. You can hike to either the top of one of the mountains or to the southern coast of the island. The history and way of life on Isle au Haut is chronicled in a wonderful book by Charles Pratt called "Here on the Island."

Surrounding areas: Stonington, Maine (5.8 mi), Vinalhaven, Maine (10.0 mi), Deer Isle/Little Deer Isle, Maine (10.5 mi), Swans Island, Maine (11.6 mi), North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands, Maine (12.5 mi), Brooklin, Maine (12.9 mi), Frenchboro, Maine (13.8 mi)

Isle au Haut Vacation Rentals




Isle au Haut Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME22.7 mi.(800) 341-1650
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME23.3 mi.(207) 236-6800
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME23.3 mi.(207) 236-8478
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME23.4 mi.(207) 236-6060
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME23.4 mi.(207) 236-0500
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME23.4 mi.(207) 236-3870
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME23.7 mi.(207) 594-2131
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME27.2 mi.(207) 594-6644
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME29.5 mi.(207) 288-5403
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME29.5 mi.(207) 372-6366
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME30.0 mi.(207) 288-3358
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME30.0 mi.(207) 288-5801
 
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME24.4 mi.(207) 594-4209

Isle au Haut 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 5.94 in. 38°F
February 34°F 13°F 4.52 in. 36°F
March 41°F 22°F 5.46 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.93 in. 44°F
May 65°F 42°F 4.53 in. 50°F
June 74°F 51°F 4.10 in. 56°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.38 in. 60°F
August 78°F 56°F 2.93 in. 63°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.42 in. 58°F
October 57°F 38°F 4.86 in. 55°F
November 47°F 28°F 6.42 in. 52°F
December 36°F 16°F 5.81 in. 44°F

Isle au Haut Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 23 miles west of Isle au Haut in Rockland, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located approximately 29 miles northeast of Isle au Haut in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 51 miles north of Isle au Haut in Bangor, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 60 miles northwest of Isle au Haut in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 60 miles north of Isle au Haut in Augusta, Maine.

Isle au Haut Attractions

 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME28.3 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME98.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Island Country ClubSunsetME9.2 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME20.9 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME22.8 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME22.8 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME23.5 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME24.0 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME24.4 mi.
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME30.0 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME23.3 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME96.7 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME100.4 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME103.3 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME104.8 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME106.6 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME109.2 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME116.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Owls Head State ParkME20.2 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME24.2 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME28.0 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME28.8 mi. 
Lamoine State ParkME31.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME23.7 mi.(Art)


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