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Deer Isle Travel Guide

Deer Isle, Maine is a beautiful island reached by a lovely bridge. Life here is marked by its distinct rural flavor, and the local communities are proud of their safe, neighborly home. Author John Steinbeck loved it here and wrote about it in his book, Travels with Charley in Search of America.

Things to Do in Deer Isle

The island is a haven for wildlife and a photographer's dream. You’re pretty much guaranteed a good time here if you love nature, the outdoors, and anything to do with boating, kayaking, art, and wildlife. Lobsters are pretty important here too, being the mainstay of the economy. You can explore nature trails, see coves, and visit the 8 different lighthouses that can be found on the island.

There is a strong artist community here too, and many open studios, galleries and markets where you can discover the creative flair of the island on display.Food here is strong on local, fresh ingredients and the array of choices is wonderful.

Best Places to Stay in Deer Isle

People stay in Stonington, near the harbor or anywhere with a lovely view (which is honestly anywhere on the island).

Best Time to Visit Deer Isle

Visiting here in any season is delightful, and comes with its own unique set of activities and attractions. The locals will tell you September is best to see the island in that stunning golden light of fall plus the incredible foliage changing color is simply breathtaking.

Price and Availability in Deer Isle

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Deer Isle tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Thursday. Vacation homes in Deer Isle tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Deer Isle is in August, while the cheapest month is in October. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Deer Isle is in the high season in August. Deer Isle has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Deer Isle

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Deer Isle. The hottest month in Deer Isle is May, when temperatures peak at 88 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -1 ˚F. The wettest month in Deer Isle is April with 6.39 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 2.01 inches of rain.

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