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Isle Au Haut - Maine

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This remote island is located in Penobscot Bay several miles south of the Penobscot peninsular of Maine off the seacoast town of Stonington, Maine.  There are very few residents and much of the island is designated park area.  A truly beautiful island experience.

More than half of the island is part of the Acadia National Park.  The remainder of the island is home to 45 year-round residents and some 200 residents during the summer.  The Isle au Haut is not a tourist destination but more of a working community on an island.  There are very few amenities for the visitor.

Below are links that will provide more information on this remarkable natural treasure.

Places to Stay on the Isle au Haut

The Inn at Isle au Haut.  A charming inn located at water's edge.  Very good meals and pleasant atmosphere.

Keeper's House Inn.  Robinson Point Lighthouse Station.

Isle au Haut, Maine Vacation Rentals.

Isle au Haut Maine Cottage.

Duck Harbor Campground.  This campground, located in the section of Acadia National Park on the Isle au Haut has only five campsites.  These campsites are located adjacent to some of the best hiking trails available on the island.

Hall Cottage on Isle au Haut.

Places to stay in Stonington, Maine.  Stonington is the departure point for your boat ride to the Isle au Haut.

Places to stay on Deer Isle, Maine.  The fishing village of Stonington is located on Deer Isle.


How to Get to the Isle au Haut

From the South:  Take Interstate 95 to Augusta, then Route 1 and 3 East to Bucksport.  Travel through Bucksport on Route 1 and 3 to Orland.  Once in Orland take Route 15 to Stonington.  Once in Stonington go to the Ferry Landing.  For a more scenic ride you can take Route 1 all the way from Portland up to Orland.

From the North:  Take Interstate 95 to Bangor, Route 395 to Brewer, Route 15 to Stonington, then to Ferry Landing.

Once in the small fishing village of Stonington you will need to park your car (for a fee) and take the 45 minute mailboat ride to the Isle au Haut.  The costs for parking and the ferry are reasonable.  There are additional charges for extra luggage, bicycles, and other items.  See the link below for more information.  Bicycle rentals are available.

Isle au Haut Ferries & Island Information.  The Isle au Haut Company.

Maps of Isle au Haut

Mapquest.  Use the zip code of 04645 for the Isle au Haut.

Mapquest Link for Isle au Haut.

Isle Au Haut, Maine.  Yahoo! Maps.

Isle au Haut Map.  From Old Quarry Ocean Adventures website.

Acadia National Park Map Guide.  Isle au Haut.

Map of Isle au Haut.  Library of the University of Texas.

Map of Isle au Haut.

Weather on the Isle au Haut

Weather Conditions and Forecast for Isle au Haut.  Weather Underground.

Marine Forecast for Stonington, Maine.  Weather Underground.

Official Maine Weather Forecast for Coastal Hancock County.  This is the area (Zone 29) that Stonington and Isle au Haut are in.  From the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

Weather for Stonington, Maine.

Weather for Isle au Haut, Maine.

Weather Forecast for Isle au Haut.

Tide Charts.  Mount Desert Island & Down East Maine by

Matinicus Rock, Maine Weather Station.  MISM1, National Data Buoy Center from NOAA.

Weather for Isle au Haut.

Websites With Information About the Isle au Haut

Isle au Haut, Maine.  Photos, maps, visitor info and much more.

GORP Travel.  Isle au Haut, Acadia National Park.

Maine Island Trail Association.

Isle au Haut Lighthouse, Maine.  Robinson Point Light.  New England Lighthouses, A Virtual Guide.  The grounds are open to the public but the lighthouse is not.  This is an active lighthouse maintained by the Town of Isle au Haut and the Isle au Haut Lighthouse Committee.  The Keeper's House is operated as a bed and breakfast inn.

Photo of Isle au Haut Lighthouse.

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Inc.  Stonington, Maine.  Island trips arranged to visit lighthouses in Penobscot Bay to include the Robinson Point Lighthouse on Isle au Haut.

Hike & Bike Isle au Haut.  Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Inc.

Hike & Paddle Isle au Haut.  Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Inc.

Deer Isle - Stonington Chamber of Commerce.

Local Stonington Newspaper.  Penobscot Bay Press.

Scenic Flights.  Penobscot Island Air.

Linda Greenlaw.  Official website for Linda Greenlaw, author, fishing boat captain, and resident of Isle au Haut.  Author of The Hungry Ocean, All Fishermen Are Liars, Slipknot, Recipes From A Very Small Island, and The Lobster Chronicles.

A Photographic Essay.  Isle au Haut, Maine.

Isle au Haut, Maine.  Wikipedia encyclopdia.

Isle au Haut Community Profile.  Home Town Locator.

Isle au Haut Lighthouse.  Maritime Heritage Program of the National Park Service.

Local Government of Isle au Haut.

Isle au Haut School Department.

Robinson Point Lighthouse at Isle Au Haut, Maine.

Isle au Haut Accomodations.  Trip Advisor.

Hiking on the Isle au Haut.

Isle au Haut Geology.  Maine Geological Survey.

Isle au Haut Light.

News About the Isle au Haut

June 1, 2010.  "Memories of childhood summers on Isle au Haut".  The Working Waterfront.

May 2010. "How to Live on Isle au Haut".

January 2010. "New Town Landing completed on Isle au Haut".  The Working Waterfront.

February 15, 2010. "Mail boat helps sustain Isle au Haut".

August 2009. "Featured island car: 1985 Mitsubishi Montero".  The Working Waterfront.

July 29, 2009. "Isle au Haut, ME".  Sailor RN blog.

September 15, 2008. "Black Dinah Chocolatiers: Amazing chocolates that blew me away".

May 1, 2008. "Island Inn Offers Foodie Getaway".  The Ellsworth American.


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