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Stonington is a scenic fishing village situated on the southern end of Deer Isle. It's reached by a suspension bridge and causeway over the Eggemoggin Reach from Blue Hill Peninsula. Deer Isle has no neon signs or fast food restaurants - and usually no crowds. The village of Stonington is a real working harbor town and boasts that this is where you can buy lobster "right off the boat." It's the largest community on Deer Isle, but even so, it offers the perfect escape for those looking for lots of peace and quiet and unbeatable ocean scenery. The bounty of the sea has been a way of life in Stonington for generations, and as with other working harbors, pleasure boaters are also welcomed guests in Stonington Harbor. There are quite a few very good restaurants in Stonington that feature a variety of cuisine, including, of course, world famous Deer Isle lobster. The whole island is known for its antique shops and art galleries, gift and bookstores. Boats trips leave daily from Stonington to Isle au Haut, which is part of Acadia National Park and other activities include lobster boat races, canoeing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, hiking and biking - or just enjoying the incredible scenery. Deer Isle has a wide variety of lodging, including cozy bed and breakfasts, motels, historic inns and campgrounds. The famous Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is also located on Deer Isle.

Surrounding areas: Deer Isle/Little Deer Isle, Maine (4.7 mi), Isle au Haut, Maine (5.8 mi), Brooklin, Maine (8.7 mi), Sargentville, Maine (10.0 mi), North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands, Maine (10.5 mi), Vinalhaven, Maine (11.1 mi), Swans Island, Maine (11.8 mi)

Stonington Vacation Rentals




Stonington Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME19.0 mi.(207) 236-3870
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME20.1 mi.(207) 236-6800
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME20.1 mi.(207) 236-0500
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME20.1 mi.(207) 236-8478
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME20.3 mi.(207) 236-6060
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME20.8 mi.(800) 341-1650
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME22.2 mi.(207) 594-2131
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME24.3 mi.(207) 548-2405
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME25.1 mi.(207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME25.1 mi.(207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME25.1 mi.(207) 338-4030
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME26.1 mi.(207) 594-6644
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME27.2 mi.(207) 288-5403
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME27.4 mi.(207) 288-5801
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME27.4 mi.(207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME27.4 mi.(207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME27.4 mi.(207) 288-9723
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME27.5 mi.(207) 288-3358
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME27.9 mi.(207) 288-5823
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME28.1 mi.(207) 288-8004
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME29.0 mi.(207) 667-5548
Best Western Jed Prouty Inn64 MainBucksport, ME29.1 mi.(207) 464-3113
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME29.1 mi.(207) 667-9341
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME29.2 mi.(207) 667-1345
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME29.9 mi.(207) 372-6366
 
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME22.5 mi.(207) 594-4209

Stonington 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

Stonington Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 22 miles west of Stonington in Rockland, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located approximately 25 miles northeast of Stonington in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 45 miles north of Stonington in Bangor, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 56 miles northwest of Stonington in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 57 miles west of Stonington in Augusta, Maine.

Stonington Attractions

 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME24.4 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME99.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Island Country ClubSunsetME3.4 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME17.7 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME19.0 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME19.3 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME20.0 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME21.0 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME22.4 mi.
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME24.3 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME27.5 mi.
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME27.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME20.1 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME91.9 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME97.1 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME100.8 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME101.8 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME102.1 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME106.5 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME112.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Owls Head State ParkME19.1 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME19.9 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME22.1 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME23.2 mi. 
Lamoine State ParkME27.6 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME37.8 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME38.9 mi. 
 
Museums
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME22.2 mi.(Art)


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