"Monhegan Island" Monhegan Island by AcornMan
Monhegan Island Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 10 photos
Monhegan island is located 11 miles off the coast of Maine and is shaped like a whale, with 150 foot headlands on the north side sloping down to low coves on the southern end. There are 17 miles of hiking trails through the wilds of the square mile of Monhegan, with hundreds of species of wildflowers and seabirds. Monhegan Island is also an art colony (Jaime Wyeth's studio was here for many years), with as many as 20 studios open during the peak summer months.
It is also one of the most boring places I have ever been in my life. Sure there are a few trails where you can walk around, and there are even some deer on the island, but it's a small place without much going on. Furthermore, there are no good places to eat anywhere on the island and some of the locals we encountered were rather rude and unaccommodating.
If you still want to go, Monhegan Island can be reached by an hour ferry ride from Port Clyde (year round) or from New Market and Boothbay Harbor (summer).
- Pros:Nice scenery
- Cons:Boring, no good restaurants, some rude locals
- In a nutshell:There is nothing particularly unique about Monhegan Island. Frankly I see no reason to go there at all.
One thing about Monhegan Island that I just had to comment on is the cats. The island is so small that the cats have all... more travel advice
Monhegan Island is one of the few places I've ever visited where we were unable to find even a single good place to eat.... more travel advice
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