We've been to Monhegan twice. After our first three day stay, we decided to try it for a week. We like this place because everything on the island is very different from our life at home. No traffic. Very relaxing. Two groceries, each smaller than most living rooms. Miles and miles of hiking trails, some easy, some extreme. A rusty shipwreck you can crawl on. Secluded rocky beaches. The highest sea cliffs north of Rio. Get to a high spot to watch a sunrise or sunset. A silent walk through a fog shrouded forest. A coffee shop that seemed like a set from Northern Exposure. Most of the people on the island are either artists or fisherman. Occasionally, the power goes out. Who cares? Take a flashlight. There are no streetlights. Pay a teen to row you to the small island across the narrow bay and enjoy a few hours of private hiking and beach combing. After writing this, I can't wait to get back! I wonder what it's like in the fall?