For more than 100 years...
Monhegan Island has been a summer haven for artists, lobstermen, and adventurous visitors who seek out its isolation, the beauty of its wilderness and its quiet relaxed atmosphere. Located ten miles off the coast of Maine, it is accessible only by boat, to a place where there are no cars or paved roads on the island.
In September the light is especially lovely and the fall foliage is striking against the clear blue of the Atlantic. Most of this small island is wild land with trails for hiking through virginal forest and across ancient boulders. There are infinite breathtaking views from 400 foot cliffs, the highest on the Atlantic coast. During the fall migration Monhegan Island is a stopping point for many unusual birds. Often whales, eagles, and seals can be spotted on the ferry ride to and from the island.
Monhegan Island is a remote location, and because of this we request that participants be in good health. There is no official emergency rescue service on the island, and there is a 16-hour period between the last ferry in the evening and the first ferry the next morning.