Member Businesses: Environment & Outdoors

Bartlett Tree Experts

Arborists in our Mount Desert office are committed to helping local residents and businesses maintain beautiful, healthy trees and shrubs. Our arborists are experts in diagnosing and treating tree and shrub problems specific to the Mount Desert and surrounding area. Some of our services are: storm response, tree removal, pruning, tree inspections, cabling & bracing. Tree & Shrub care plans, including root invigoration, shoreline zoning and inventory, soil sampling and diagnostics. Insect & Disease management, Browntail Moth, Dutch Elm, Beech Leaf, Tick & Mosquitoes.

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1265 Main Street
Mount Desert, ME 04660 


(207) 244-7223

Blue Hill Fairy Trail

This is an interactive outdoor trail. You get a paper of clues and a mystery to solve. Hints can be seen throughout the trail and a prize at the end for those who solve the mystery!

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442 Pleasant Street
Blue Hill, ME  04614 


(315) 767-2914

Radiant Life Within

Martina Dittmar, Registered Maine Guide, leads forest bathing and nature connection events on quiet trails in Surry and Blue Hill Peninsula. Forest bathing or Shinrin Yoku is a practice of taking in nature through invitations that involve the senses and awareness. Leave behind your busy life and connect with the beauty and simplicity of nature.

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589 Surry Road
Surry, ME 04684 


(207) 610-3223

Osprey’s Echo Sea Kayaking, LLC

Osprey’s Echo Sea Kayaking (est. 2021) is a small family-owned business dedicated to taking visitors and locals out on guided kayak tours of the amazing Stonington archipelago – touted by many as the best sea kayaking on the east coast. The Steinharter family have been devoted to Deer Isle for over 50 years and Founder/Lead Guide Will Steinharter focuses earnestly on his customers’ experience, telling tales about the history of the area, the amazing wildlife (ospreys, eagles, seals, porpoises, etc.) and the over 60 islands to explore.

Osprey’s Echo provide 1/2 day tours, full day tours, overnight camping experiences on an island, and serene 2-hour sunset tours, as well as custom experiences,

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35 Big Pond Road
Stonington, ME 04681 


(203) 919-6023

Island Heritage Trust

The Island Heritage Trust is a non-profit private land trust dedicated to conservation that protects significant open space, scenic areas, wildlife habitats, natural resources, and historic and cultural features that offer public benefit and are essential to the character of the Deer Isle area.

Our membership is open to all. We are funded by the tax-deductible charitable contributions of our members. A board of 11 volunteer members governs the Trust through its Chair and Executive Director and staff.

Mission Statement

IHT contributes to the well-being of the island community by conserving its distinctive landscapes and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.

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42 Sunset Rd
Deer Isle, ME 04627 



Native Gardens of Blue Hill

The mission of Native Gardens of Blue Hill is to create public gardens of Maine native plants to demonstrate their beauty and value and to encourage sustainable gardening practices. Since 2015, we have been building a demonstration garden at the campus of Bagaduce Music on South St with the help of volunteers. Recently, we have begun to deepen our mission to include training and support for existing and new businesses in the field of sustainable landscaping, including the nursery trade. We envision serving as a training ground for entrepreneurship and innovation, a hub for ecological best practices in the community, and the supportive home to a regional guild of sustainable landscape stewards.

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On the site of Bagaduce Music at 49 South Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 


Chickadee Compost

We are a community composting business that collects compostable waste from around the peninsula and turns it into a high quality soil amendment.

641 Reach Road
Sargentville, ME 04673 


(207) 213-0699 (Main)

Woodlawn: Barn, Museum, Trails

19 Black House Drive
Ellsworth, ME 04605 



Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Discovery Wharf offers a live touch marine tank, a map-based touch wall of the Coast of Maine, a virtual reality exhibit with a library of 360 degree experiences, a large projection wall with a video library theater, a workshop corner with trap building tools, a knot tying station, a makeshift lobster boat wheelhouse with working electronics and interactive pulleys, as well as other static fishing gear displays providing historical context. And if you are lucky enough, you may even get to hear first ­hand stories about life on the sea by our always entertaining Captain Leroy Weed.

Join the more than 5,000 visitors each year seeking insights into the workings of the fishing community and information about what is happening in our ocean ecosystem. We strive to ensure that every visitor learns something new about Maine’s coastal fisheries, the natural environment supporting the fisheries and MCCF’s work to sustain these important resources and support our coastal communities. 

Discovery Wharf provides a positive and memorable experience for all visitors, so please plan to make us part of your travel plans May through October 2024.  Discovery Wharf is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. We strongly recommend that you make your reservation today at to guarantee you premiere limited access around our touch tank, you won’t regret it!  

Admission Fees:
Adults (13 and older) $10
Children (2 – 12 years old) and seniors 65+ are $5
Children under 2 and Military are FREE
Families (up to 5 people) $25

Reservation Times:
10am –10:45am
11am – 11:45am

            noon – 12:45pm
1pm – 1:45pm
2pm – 2:45pm
3pm – 3:45pm

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13 Atlantic Ave
Stonington, ME 04681 


(207) 367-2708

Blue Hill Heritage Trust

The mission of the Blue Hill Heritage Trust is: To lead in conserving land, water, and wildlife habitat on the greater Blue Hill Peninsula. To teach and practice a stewardship ethic. To promote ecological, economic, and community health for this and future generations.

BHHT maintains a vast network of trails and road systems across the Blue Hill Peninsula and offers free programming year round. Visit their website for a list of events, trail maps, and more!

Who We Are:

We are a nationally accredited nonprofit, donor-based land conservation organization founded in 1985 by residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine. We are working to conserve the farmland, forest, wetlands, and wildlife habitat needed to sustain ecological and community health in a changing climate. Our goal is to protect the resources and sense of place upon which traditional livelihood depends, and to work with our communities to embrace a stewardship ethic. We recognize the value of conserving land and water for its own sake, as well as valuing the recreational, economic, and quality-of-life benefits of conservation. By advancing this vital connection between healthy land and healthy communities, the Trust strives to be fully involved in peninsula communities through strong collaborations with our partners, including municipalities. To date, Blue Hill Heritage Trust has protected over 10,000 acres of land that will be forever stewarded for wildlife, recreation, scenic beauty, sustainable use and historical importance.

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157 Hinckley Ridge Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04614