Monhegan Island, Maine
Maine has more than 4,000 islands off it’s rugged coastline. Many are designated preserves, some are privately owned, but 15 of them are home to small communities and are unbridged from the main land and can only be reached by ferry. One of our favorite islands, is Monhegan Island. It is one of the destinations on our Maine tour in September. It’s a great glimpse into Maine island life and the scenic beauty of the Maine coast.
The day begins in picturesque Port Clyde where we depart on a ferry past Marshall Point Lighthouse. We watch for seals, Northern Gannets and other seabirds on the ferry ride. About an hour later we dock at Monhegan Island and explore some of the 12 miles of trails that weave in and out of the forest with wonderful ocean cliff views. Monhegan is also home to cafes, galleries, shops, a museum a lighthouse, and even a brewery! The best part about the island? It’s very secluded, and you often feel like you have the place to yourself. It’s truly a unique, beautiful day and one of our favorite AB experiences!