Stonington is a town located in Hancock County, Maine. The area was settled in 1762, and was known as Green's Landing before it incorporated as a town on Febuary 18, 1897. Green's Landing was originally a part of Deer Isle, Maine, and today the two towns create a dynamic island community.
Stonington offers visitors a look into the unique culture of downeast Maine. Stunning, unspoiled physical beauty abounds on the island and supports commercial and recreational activities. Stonington waters are home to a working fleet of more than 300 lobster boats, and, in the summer, recreational boats and kayaks. In the late 1800's, granite quarries from the island supplied stone to historic structures including John F. Kennedy's memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Granite is quarried to this day on the island.
The foundation of the economy remains the lobster and fishing industry, with a unique sense of place attracting artists and sightseers. In addition to being the state leader in pounds and dollar value of lobster landings, the island hosts an array of hiking trail opportunities, including Crockett Cove Woods, which consists of 100 acres of self-guiding nature trails and bird watching opportunities. A vibrant working waterfront is present on the island and supplies local restaurants with fresh lobster. The Isle au Haut mail boat travels from Stonington Harbor and provides access to the Isle au Haut station of Acadia National Park.
Wondering where to park? Looking for a place for lunch? Searching for shops or galleries? Check out our 2016 Stonington Maps (Front and Back), compliments of Stonington Economic Development Committee.