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Monhegan Island Trails Map
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Location Monhegan, Maine
Address Monhegan, Maine 04852, United States
Lat, Long 43.766014, -69.311624
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Description Monhegan Island is situated 10 miles off the coast of mid coast Maine and is generally believed to be the first settled place in the state. Visited centuries ago by Basque and Portuguese fishermen, a plaque, adjacent to the island’s one room schoolhouse, commemorates a more recent visit in 1614, by John Smith, who was an English Naval Captain and Governor of Virginia. In more recent times the island has become a center for fishing, a haven for artists, and a summer retreat for people attracted to its scenery, its flora and fauna, and its history. The island is now a home to a working lobster fishing village and an art community of international reputation. The Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum, established in 1960, is housed in the old Lighthouse Keepers Cottage which, together with the adjacent Lighthouse, provides a record of its art, history, and the achievements of this remarkable island. Monhegan, which is about 1.7 miles long and 0.7 miles wide, offers a an exceptionally beautiful environment, two thirds of which is protected as a nature preserve by the Monhegan Associates, an island trust which has accepted the responsibility of holding and maintaining the land in its natural form, for all future generations to enjoy. 17 miles of natural trails meander and climb throughout the island ‘wildlands’, through the forests and meadows, out to the headlands and along the coves and ledges.
Keywords ME, Island, Trails, Lake, Fishing
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-01-14
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