The Monroe Island Project

At 225 acres, Monroe Island is one of the largest undeveloped islands in the Midcoast.

On August 1, 2018, Maine Coast Heritage Trust acquired Monroe Island, guaranteeing its permanent protection and opening the island to the public. 

We will keep you posted as we turn the undeveloped island into an MCHT preserve, ready to accommodate visitors. That will include putting up signage, improving trails and campsites, and more. In the meantime, the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) campsites remain open.

Any easy paddle from Owls Head Harbor, Monroe Island is a perfect destination for a day of exploration or camping.

Monroe is ringed with pocket beaches and rocky ledges. An interior trail network winds through spruce forest, open meadows, and past several ponds. The north end offers a beautiful grassy picnic spot with spectacular views of Penobscot Bay, Camden Hills, and Owls Head Lighthouse.

On the mainland, MCHT and the town of Owls Heads are partnering to further expand shore access and parking opportunities for Monroe visitors.

For more information about Monroe Island please call 207-729-7366.