Best Things to Do on Monhegan Island

The rocky square mile of land jutting out of the Gulf of Maine called Monhegan Island is one of the most popular island destinations in the state.

About Monhegan Island

Monhegan was first charted by the British during the early stages of expanding into North America, and various explorers — including infamous Captain John Smith — ventured to the island.

An Artist Colony

Since its establishment in 1890, it has hosted many of the East Coast’s premier artistic talent, particularly landscape painters from the New York School of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Things to Do

While Monhegan doesn’t have a ton in the way of tourist attractions, two draw particularly large crowds each year — the Monhegan Lighthouse and the Monhegan Museum of Art and History.

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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