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SPEND A DAY EXPLORING CHARMING MONHEGAN ISLAND


The perfect vacation is a blend of relaxation and adventure. You can enjoy this combination and more by booking your stay at Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort. Our collection of Edgecomb vacation rentals make the perfect home away from home while putting you close to countless activities. See who can reel in the biggest catch on an outing with a local fishing charter or soak in the sunshine while exploring on kayaks. If you’re looking to add a day trip or two to your itinerary, consider visiting Monhegan Island.


HOW TO GET TO THIS MAINE ISLAND

Given its location off Maine’s coast, the only way to get to Monhegan Island is by boat. You can take your own boat over, but you’ll need to contact the harbor master. The most common way to reach Monhegan island is by ferry. 

While three ferry ports take visitors over, the best option for guests at our property is Balmy Day Cruises. This charter offers daily tripsfrom Memorial Day to Columbus Day and departs from Boothbay Harbor’s Pier 8 at 9:30 a.m. This is a passenger-only trip, but parking is available at the port.

You will need to book each leg of the journey separately. A great addition to your trip is the half-hour cruise around the island, which starts at 2 p.m


A CHECKLIST OF ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY

Despite its small size, Monhegan Island is packed with charm and adventure. There are no paved roads or cars, meaning the best transportation mode is your two feet or a bike. 

  • Take in the island’s beauty on the trails that wind their way throughout the island. There are nine miles worth of paths to explore. Stay above the high tide line if you find yourself on the headlands side.

  • Treat yourself to a bit of shopping. Take in works of art from Monhegan artists at The Lupine Gallery. Look for the perfect keepsake, like pottery or jewelry, at Edison Studio.

  • Stop by Monhegan Brewing Company for a beer before your ferry ride back to Boothbay Harbor. This local brewery offers five beers on tap as well as two hand-crafted sodas.

  • Give yourself plenty of time to wander the Monhegan Museum of Art and History. Located inside the former Lighthouse keeper’s house, this spot showcases the Island’s history.

When you get back to our Edgecomb resort, stop by Water’s Edge Restaurant & Bar for a bite to eat.


PLAN A MEMORABLE MIDCOAST MAINE GETAWAY

The best way to discover the beauty of Midcoast Maine is to set off on adventures from your rental at Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort. Whether wandering a nature preserve or spending time on Monhegan Island, the possibilities are endless.

No matter where your adventures lead you, rest easy knowing you have a spacious and relaxing place to call home. Our resort features over 60 accommodations, ranging from rooms to townhouses, suites to cottages. The best way to see which option fits your needs best is by calling 207-579-1800. We can also answer any questions about special offers.

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