Isle au Haut
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*"High Island" is the English translation for Isle au Haut, the name given by the great French navigator, Samuel Champlain, during his explorations of the Maine coast in 1604. Although shell heaps along the island's shores tell of an Indian presence long before Champlain's arrival, it wasn't until the end of the American Revolution that farmers, fishermen and boat builders came to the island in large numbers.
Although about one-half of Isle au Haut is federal park land, the other half is privately owned, supporting summer residents and a year-round fishing community.
There is a small store, one gift shop, a chocolate shop and post office near the town landing and park rangers to answer any of your questions. Accidents must be reported to park rangers if property damage or personal injury are involved. There is no trash disposal on the island and pets must be leashed in the park and are prohibited in the campground.
Isle au Haut Map
*Isle au Haut information on this page is taken from the Isle au Haut Acadia National Park Service printed brochure.
Bikers should use mountain bikes as they are most suitable for the miles of dirt roads. Bikes are prohibited on the hiking trails.