active island programming

A healthy island is an… active island

Healthy Island Project works to create an environment in which people of all ages tend to and enhance their physical health and well-being through safe and expert-led programming.

Our programs include the following:

Bike Safety

We regularly hold bike safety sessions for K-5 students at Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School and sponsor the annual Bike Rodeo for kids of any age on the last Saturday in May. The event encourages safety through a riding lesson, bike tune up, helmet giveaway, and a fun obstacle course. 

Deer Isle Trail Partnership

Open from dawn to dusk, this half-mile trail is great for all ages. The wooded trail is located behind the Deer Isle Little League field. The trail is still being developed in partnership with the Town of Deer Isle and AARP Maine.

Health Bound

This program promotes and supports healthier lifestyles through nutrition education and scheduled physical activity. Participants regularly meet up from January to May to exercise, learn about proper nutrition, and take measurements. The new and improved program is a spin off of Move It To Lose It. 

HIP encourages active islanders to explore Island Heritage Trust trails

Island Heritage Trust 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.

Community Testimonials

“I really learned so much about not only what to eat to be healthy, but how food can affect different functions in your body.”

Carol Walsh

Health Bound Participant

“The Bike Rodeo is my favorite day of the whole season!”

Gavin Bailey

Bike Rodeo Participant

Partner Organizations

Island Health & Wellness Foundation Logo
Deer Isle - Stonington Elementary School
Island Heritage Trust Logo
Bicycle Coalition of Maine Logo
Town of Deer Isle Logo
AARP of Maine Logo