Monhegan is a small island ten miles off the coast of Maine. It has long been a destination for artists, birders, nature lovers, and tourists. It is also the home of a small but thriving year-round fishing community.
The Monhegan Associates is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of over 350 acres of undeveloped land on Monhegan Island. This land includes many miles of rugged hiking trails, open to the public at no cost. The organization is presided over by a board of trustees, led by current president Glenn Burdick and vice president Richard Farrell. Our twelve trustees are elected by the membership, each serving a three-year term. Various committees focus on such areas of interest as Ecology, Trail Maintenance, Fundraising, and Land Acquisition among others. In recent years a Fall Forestry Crew has been established to improve and maintain trails and manually remove invasive plant species. In our efforts we strive to use non-disruptive practices and work symbiotically with the year-round island community. Join today to become a part of this wholly unique land preservation effort.
Curious about Monhegan Island's History?
In 2014 Monhegan celebrated the Quadricentennial of English explorer John Smith's landing on the island. Read more about our history in this excerpt from the Monhegan Nature Guide.
The Founding of Monhegan Associates
Lucia Taylor Miller, long time Island summer resident, tells about the early days of Monhegan Associates... Read More...