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Monhegan Island

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Address: Monhegan Island, ME
Phone Number: 3500500
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A square-mile rock off the coast of Monhegan that is home to 70 residents.

A square-mile rock off the coast of Monhegan that is home to 70 residents.

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My favorite place on earth

My favorite thing to do at Monhegan is hike over to the headlands and watch the waves crashing on the rocks. Over 17 miles of hiking trails on this island that's barely over 1... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
OnALark_1
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favorite thing to do at Monhegan is hike over to the headlands and watch the waves crashing on the rocks. Over 17 miles of hiking trails on this island that's barely over 1 square mile, some along the rocky coast, some through serene, cathedral-like woods. Some trails are easy and some challenging (steep rocks). My other favorite thing to... More 

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Florida
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rode out on the Laura B, sitting at a picnic table while the captain described points of interest. When we landed we were advised at The Barnacle that if we were looking for a full breakfast we could continue up the hill to The Island Inn. There we enjoyed a delicious breakfast buffet that included, among other delectables, scrambled... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Monhegan will always be my home away from home. If you want to go off-grid for a while, come to Monhegan.

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Thank Aleksandra L
Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the cafe right off the ferry with many windows and views of the water. They even sell wine.It's called Barnacles. We also loved the Brewery and the hiking was the best. Found a great gift shop with the most interesting cards.

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Thank Barbara1369
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few hours with unique views from below and above of the breadth of the islands vistas....incomparable for photo enthusiasts and artists...

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Harpswell, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For good reason, artists have been coming here for over 100 years. There are plenty of trails through the woods (look for fairy houses) and along the shore. The galleries are a dangerous attraction. Wonderful weekend trip.

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1 Thank Peter B
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnet for artists such as myself, this magical island is also a terrific place for exploring nature and hiking. Worth the trip!

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1 Thank MaineRambler
South Berwick, Maine
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been vacationing in Maine since I was a kid, but this was my first time staying out on Monhegan. I loved this little island. It has a certain charm and because of it's distance from the mainland (10 miles out to sea) it's retained the feel of a Maine fishing village from 100 years ago. There are just a... More 

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1 Thank Jeremy C
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monhegan Island is an 1 1/2 hour ferry ride from Boothbay Harbor marina. The island has many hiking trails of different levels of difficulty. We covered about half the island going way up to the top of the cliffs only to go back down and around and do it all over again. The views were well worth the effort!! After... More 

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Portland, Maine
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101 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Monhegan Island has so many beautiful areas that it is no wonder so many artist go to the island to be inspired. The back side of the Island has breath taking views, and the town section is so quaint.

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