Isle au Haut, Stonington year-round lodging, businesses

The free listing below – of off-season dining, lodging, shopping and other businesses on Isle au Haut or in Stonington – is initially based on information from the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce and Isle au Haut Community Development Corporation.

Eben's Head is a spectacular rocky promontory on Isle au Haut

Eben’s Head, a rocky promontory, can easily be climbed and is great for watching a sunset on Isle au Haut.

An outgrowth of a blog post we did about springtime in Acadia National Park, this page is part of an evolving series on services available to visitors of Acadia National Park, as well as to area residents.

Isle au Haut is the most remote part of Acadia National Park, reached via mail boat from Stonington, which is about a 1-1/2 hour drive from Bar Harbor. With limited facilities, Isle au Haut takes advance planning to get to, especially during the off-season, when the mail boat only goes to Town Landing. Most of the hiking trails are reachable at Duck Harbor Landing, nearly a 4-mile hike from Town Landing, but the mail boat doesn’t add that stop until the peak season.

About 45 people live on Isle au Haut year-round, while the summer population swells to about 300, according to the Isle au Haut Community Development Corporation. French explorer Samuel Champlain named it Isle au Haut (High Island) in 1604, and nearly half of its hilly terrain is now part of Acadia National Park.

Goat Trail on Isle au Haut in Acadia National Park

The contrasts are dramatic along the Goat Trail on Isle au Haut.

If you know of other businesses or organizations on Isle au Haut or in Stonington that are open some or all of the off-season but are not included, feel free to let us know in a comment below, and we’ll add them to the free listing.

Where Web sites or Facebook pages for the business or organization are available, links are provided; otherwise a phone number is provided. The listings are not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness, and are provided for general informational purposes, as a convenience. Inclusion does not constitute a recommendation. Do your usual due diligence before doing business or working with an organization. Remember, confirm a business’s hours by checking the links, or by calling.

This is one of a series of pages we’re rolling out, listing year-round and seasonal businesses and organizations in communities around and near Acadia National Park. Be sure to check back for updates, as well as for expanded business listing and advertising opportunities we’re developing. You can also contact us via the About us page.

We have added links to TripAdvisor(R) reviews where available. We’re an affiliated partner of TripAdvisor(R); see the sidebar about links to affiliated partners on this blog.

Think of this complimentary listing as a public service. And feel free to let the business or organization know you saw the listing on Acadia on My Mind!

Isle au Haut and Stonington lodging, food shops open year-round

Black Dinah Chocolatiers – Online shop open year-round (TripAdvisor review)
Boyce’s Motel (TripAdvisor review)
Carter’s Seafood – (207) 367-0900
Greenhead Lobster LLC
Inn on the Harbor (TripAdvisor review)
Maine Lobster Lady – T-shirts online year-round, food truck in AZ for winter, IAH for summer
Red Barn Farm – (207) 367-5100
Stonington Lobster Co-op (TripAdvisor review)
Water’s Edge Wines (TripAdvisor review)

Isle au Haut and Stonington gift and retail stores open year-round

Geoffrey Warner Studio / Owl Furniture
Island Store – Call (207) 335-5211 for off-season hours
Isle au Haut Hoops
Marlinespike Chandlery (TripAdvisor review)
Shore Shop Gifts – Online store open year-round (TripAdvisor review)

Isle au Haut and Stonington businesses, services open year-round

Western Ear, an island off the southern coast of Isle au Haut

Western Ear, a rocky knob off the southern coast of Isle au Haut framed by branches in this photo, can be reached via a hike at low tide.

Al Gordon Carpentry – (207) 335-2171
Billings Diesel and Marine
Camden National Bank
Dean’s Automotive and Small Engine, Inc.
Healthy Island Project
Island Agency Real Estate
Island Community Center
Island Fishermen’s Wives
Island Fishing Gear & NAPA Auto Parts
Island Medical Center – (207) 367-2631
Isle au Haut Boat Services (TripAdvisor review)
Isle au Haut Community Development Corporation
Opera House Arts (TripAdvisor review)
Penobscot Bay Press
Penobscot East Resource Center
Seaside Pharmacy
Town of Stonington

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