Stonington Harbor sits on the southern tip of Deer Isle, just about halfway between Rockland to the west and Northeast Harbor to the east. Just north of Isle au Haut and Merchant Row, it is right in the middle of some of the coast’s most beautiful cruising areas. Stonington is Maine’s largest and most productive lobster port and its several harbors support a very large fleet of fishing boats. A visit to Stonington allows for a close-up view of fishing activities, a walk through a classic small Maine waterfront town, access to several good restaurants and shops, and beautiful views across the harbor to Merchant Row and Isle au Haut.
The Stonington area also features several granite quarries, some dating back over 100 years, a few of which visitors can explore. They are hauntingly beautiful with their vast areas of exposed rock and incredible vistas of Merchant Row.