5 BEST Things to Do on Monhegan Island

Monhegan Artists’ Residency

For artists, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency, which was established in 1989, was formally opened to preserve the island’s cultural legacy and nurture Maine’s artistic talent. The residency offers free boarding and a weekly stipend to successful applicants who work and create in its studio. 

Monhegan Brewing Company

Feeling thirsty? One of the most popular spots to grab a drink on the island — especially on a hot summer day — is the Monhegan Brewing Company.

The Island Inn

The most well-known place to stay on the island is without question The Island Inn. Spending the night at this little hotel is the perfect way to end your evening. It provides guests with all the loving, quintessential aspects of Maine hospitality. 

The Barnacle

The Barnacle, a cozy café and pastry shop

Hiking Trail

After visiting the main attractions, you might want to enjoy Monhegan’s winding hiking trails. The island has nearly 12 miles of trails in all, including Lobster Cove Trail, Whitehead Trail, and Burnt Head Road Trail. 

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