cliffs and woods, spectacular sunsets over the bay, miles of trails and
a charming village are just a few of the attractions this small island
has to offer. Monhegan is situated 10 miles from the nearest mainland,
is approximately 1-3/4 miles long by 1/2 mile wide and is as unique today
as it was in 1614 when Captain John Smith established a year round fishing
and supply station. Our small fishing village encompasses only one third
of the island while the remainder is preserved in its natural state. With
only a mile or so of dirt roads (you leave your car on the mainland) you
truly feel that you have stepped back to a time when life was quieter
and simpler. There are over 17 miles of hiking trails throughout
the spruce and fir woods. Follow these trails to the dramatic headlands
on the east side rising 160 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, or you may
choose to browse through the several galleries and artist studios in the
village featuring local works of art. Whether you partake of the island
restaurants, bask in the sun on Swim Beach, or chat with the friendly
local people, you will find the Monhegan experience to be a unique and
YOU MAY NEED
Bring warm clothes as nights and the ferry crossings may
be cool. Good ankle supportive shoes are necessary for hiking over rocky
trails through the woods and along the cliffs. There are no street lights
so we recommend you bring along a flashlight for nighttime outings. Monhegan
is quite informal and casual dress is appropriate for all the eating establishments.
We have no bars or restaurants which serve alcoholic beverages. Groceries,
beer, and wine may be purchased at the local store. There are numerous
galleries, shops, and artist studios to visit. Monhegan also has an excellent
Museum at the Lighthouse open July through mid-September.
services run all year from:
Port Clyde - Monhegan
Boat Line (207) 372-8848; 60 minute trip
Boothbay Harbor -
Balmy Days 1-800-298-2284; 90 minute trip
New Harbor - Hardy III 1-800-278-3346; 60 minute trip
We ask that you call the ferry to reserve your trip across.
Safe parking is provided on the mainland. Call us to arrange a special
charter trip to or from the mainland.
If you need accomodations on the mainland, we recommend the Ocean House Hotel in Port Clyde at 1-800-269-6691.
P.O. BOX 346
MONHEGAN ISLAND, MAINE 04852
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