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Address: Monhegan Island, ME
Activities: Hiking, Arts and crafts, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: A square-mile rock off the coast of Monhegan that is home to 70 residents.

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Beautifully Isolated

Nice trails but somewhat overgrown on this island. Hike to lighthouse was very nice despite the foggy weather. People were interesting. Hotel made us feel like we were in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Lisbon Falls, Maine
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Lisbon Falls, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nice trails but somewhat overgrown on this island. Hike to lighthouse was very nice despite the foggy weather. People were interesting. Hotel made us feel like we were in a Stephen King novel.

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've spent many summers during my childhood on this island. As an adult, I have brought my children here to visit and they too have fallen in love with the natural, unspoiled beauty of this island off the coast of Maine. It was not until recently that Monhegan brought electricity to the island residence. Some of the hotels still do... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We took the mail ferry from Port Clyde to Mongehan Island. The ferry ride itself is a destination as we glided through lobster pots and past the island home of Mrs. Andrew Wyeth, who waved from her front door. The island is great for walking and hiking. The only down side is the relative lack of restaurants/food vendors. There are... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a beautiful place! We spent a week in Boothbay Harbor with several couples. One of the couples wanted to take the trip out to Monhegan Island. To be honest, I wasn't particularly interested in a day-long journey in which we would have to leave around 9a.m. and not return until 4p.m. I am so glad the day-trip meant a... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What is it about islands that make them intrinsically appealing? Perhaps it's the challenge of just getting there, or the surrounding sea, or the small community of hardy year-round residents. All three apply to Monhegan Island. We chose to go in September near the end of the busy tourist season and took the ferry from Port Clyde. Although we are... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My sister and I took a day trip to Monhegan Island from Port Clyde. We enjoyed a bright sunny Fall day which added to the appeal of the island. We spent the day exploring and hiking. The island was one of the highlights of our trip, and I hope to make it back someday.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

For about 15 years my husband and I have been visiting Monhegan Island. It is where we got engaged and where we LOVE to go on vacation! It is a quiet, quaint little island with some great visitors and great islanders. The hiking is amazing and be sure to bring a good book and a sweater along no matter what... More 

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New Harbor
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Love everything about this place. Views are breathtaking. Hiking or just sitting are both spirit lifting.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I loved everything about the island except for truck drivers who are perfectly willing and happy to push people physically off the road and into bushes...this by a Trailing Yew employee. Trucks have the right of way on the island, but I think the island needs to make it clear that this does not mean riding on the edge of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The island is very interesting and very rugged. Be sure to wear good, sturdy shoes. I thought mine were sturdy enough, but I was mistaken. Depending on the time of year, you will need to layer your clothing. Our adult son absolutely loved it. He did more hiking than I. It is very peaceful and very quiet. We were looking... More 

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