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.

Fuel Up!

Fuel Up! is a our new in-person healthy lifestyle program open to all Islanders 18 and older at no cost. We work together weekly as a community to build healthier habits and support one another to make lasting changes.

Raegan Heanssler, Registered Dietitian and Island native, leads discussions with participants each week that cover a variety of health topics ranging from goal setting to fueling with fiber. No pressure to weigh in!

Attendees are also treated to delicious and healthy recipes. Prizes are given throughout the program to help make it fun and rewarding for all! 

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

IH&WF logo
Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School
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Bicycle Coalition Maine Logo
Deer Isle Town Office
AARP of Maine Logo