Downeast Maine at its best can be found at Deer Isle, Maine. This small island can be reached by traveling over a high, narrow suspension bridge, which leads the traveler to a group of quaint little coastal communities, which rely primarily on fishing for a healthy economy. A vacation centered on Deer Isle delights the traveler with tree lined pink granite cliffs, quiet wooded lands, lush meadows and views of islands and sparkling ocean waters.
Deer Isle fantastic scenery has attracted artists for over a century. Artists and other craftspeople have gravitated to the area and many have chosen to live permanently in the area. The creative mix on the Isle includes writers, photographers and musicians. The traveler to Deer Isle will be treated to a vast variety of art and craft galleries, antique shops, and gift and bookshops.
This is a great place out of which to base your Maine vacation. There are many choices for lodging accommodations, including motels, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds.
The flavor of the area can be found in the variety of restaurants, which serve everything from pizza to all types of seafood.
Although the coastal waters are filled with fishing boats, you can also see yachts and sailboats in the bay. Several commercial companies offer excursions around the island and trips to North Haven and Isle au Haut.
A visit to Deer Isle provides a wonderful island getaway experience.