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Monhegan Island

Address: Monhegan Island, ME
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Arts and crafts, Viewing wildlife, Walking
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Owner description: A square-mile rock off the coast of Monhegan that is home to 70 residents.
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Waterville, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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
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3 reviews 3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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