About Monhegan Take the Monhegan Boat Line to Monhegan and prepare to lose your heart to the island that time forgot. A thriving fishing village, as well as an historic artist’s colony, Monhegan beckons to nature lovers, photographers, artists, writers, poets, and every traveler in search of a truly unspoiled hideaway. On this rugged, sea-ringed haven, you can hike 17 miles of trails through towering evergreens and along the shore, visit art galleries and studios, and find special keepsakes in simple gift shops. On the eastern edge of the island, the cliffs offer awe-inspiring views of crashing surf far below. It’s a spectacular place for a picnic. While on the island, you will also want to visit the Monhegan Museum up at the lighthouse, which has been devotedly developed by island residents. Its exhibits chronicle the island’s history, flora, and fauna. Whether you take a day trip or spend a few days at one of the inns and guest houses, you will feel you have stepped back in time a hundred years. It is refreshment for both body and soul. Fun Fact: Monhegan Island is located about 12 nautical miles off Port Clyde and the year-round population is about 64.