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Monhegan Island

Monhegan Island, ME
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Type: Islands
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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English first
New Harbor
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in the world. I won't wax poetic about its awe-inspring beauty, since many here have already done so. I'll concentrate on how to get there and maximize time and enjoyment. There are 3 different boats that go to Monhegan: The first one, Balmy Days from Boothbay Harbor, is more like a cruise, allowing... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Peace & Quiet - great scenery- every angle is a painting. Many very fine artists live on Monhegan Island in the summer months. You should go!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful island, very rustic, mediocre food and a great ferry ride on the Balmy Days II. We saw eagles, whales, propose and seals.

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a great way to spend a day. We enjoyed the ferry ride and the hiking trails all over the island. The village shops and people were all very welcoming. Don't miss the Fish Market for a lobster roll and the new brewery for a pint before you head home again!

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was on our college senior daughter's list of things to do before she graduates. We took the 10:30 mail boat out and the last 4:30 boat back and while you could easily spend several lazy days here relaxing, it was a good day for us. We had a delicious sea food lunch by the tiny beach, sampled the beer... More

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Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I took our two children ages 13 and 16 to Monhegan Island for a day. What a great surprise!! The island was so quaint and beautiful! Truly one of the nicest places I've been. The hikes are rugged and the cliffs are breath taking. We had a great lunch at the Inn and enjoyed beers (& root... More

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South Berwick, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a fantastic place! Visiting this island is an adventure that you will absolutely love! We stayed at the Island Inn which was clean, the staff friendly, and the food very gourmet! I would highly recommend this island as a mystery ride for the special person!

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