Posted on January 22, 2019 and last updated on January 22, 2019

Shore Acres Preserve, Deer Isle


  • Preserve Size: 67 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 2.5 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Sights: forest, fields, Greenlaw Cove

There are nice views here, out over Greenlaw Cove. And as you walk through the forest, alongside the coastline, light filters through the forest (if it’s sunny, that is!), creating that sparkling yet diffuse light you only find by the sea. I recommend walking the perimeter trail to the Meadow Trail. The trails are flat and so easy in that sense, but they are very rooty. I like these self-guided tours the Island Heritage Trust creates for its preserves.

Directions: From Route 15 on Deer Isle, turn left onto Sunshine Road, across from the gas station. Go 1.2 miles down Sunshine Road before bearing left onto Greenlaw District Road. After a mile, the preserve trail head and parking lot on the right.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!