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Monhegan Island

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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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Lovely nature walks; nice ferry ride; nothing else!

Here are some tips and insights for a day trip to Monhegan Island by ferry. My husband and I purchased tickets ahead of time to make sure we got on board; they can sell out. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Here are some tips and insights for a day trip to Monhegan Island by ferry. My husband and I purchased tickets ahead of time to make sure we got on board; they can sell out. I highly recommend not doing this. Our day was chilly and rainy; all there is to do on Monhegan Island is walk, which is great... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Came out to Monhegan in 2013 for the first time - don't know why I waited so long! Brought the family last year and everyone loved it. The hiking, the natural setting, the quaint "downtown" and of course, the brewery after a long hike. Simply a marvelous place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Loved the hiking although it was difficult to locate trail markers easily at first. Trails were beautiful and varied in difficulty. The brewery at the end of the island was a special surprise - thoroughly enjoyed a getaway to this quaint, beautiful island

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Massachusetts
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214 reviews 214 reviews
41 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

But who doesn't have time and leisure if one is vacationing in Maine! We took the ferry from Port Clyde and spent a couple nights at the Island Inn. Hiked various easy trails, covered the shops, sat and watched life go by. There are no cars on the island and it is easy to navigate on foot. The residents are... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Traveling by ferry to Monhegan island was an adventure in itself. Exploring the island trails, seeing the shipwreck, sharing the dirt roads with local chickens and cats, listening to the waves lap the shore from our room at the Monhegan Inn all contributed to an enchanting visit. My husband and I visited Maine for an anniversary trip, and Monhegan Island... More 

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Lisbon Falls, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
81 helpful votes 81 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Address: Address: Monhegan Island, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Monhegan Island

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