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Maine’s scenic Monhegan Island is a portrait of Brigadoon mixed with L.L. Bean

Monhegan Island is cherished throughout New England for its scant size and population, weather-beaten buoys and wayward stacks of lobster traps.

Monhegan Island, Maine
Monhegan Island, Maine (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Painters on beach at Monhegan Island, Maine. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Monhegan Island, Maine. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Buoys and tarp, Monhegan Island, Maine. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
This lobster claw at Monhegan’s Fish House was so tough that it busted a nut-cracker. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Lobster Cove, Monhegan Island, Maine. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Monhegan Island, Maine, with Manana Island and the Island Inn as viewed from Lighthouse Hill. (J.T. Stewart / Getty Images)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Artist Alison Hill in her studio, Monhegan Island, Maine. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Near Squeaker Cove on a foggy day, Monhegan Island, Maine. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Monhegan Island, Maine (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Monhegan Island, Maine
George Wesley Bellows, “Iron Coast, Monhegan,” 1913, oil on panel at Monhegan Museum of Art & History. (Monhegan Museum of Art & History)
Monhegan Island, Maine
Longtime summer visitor Mike Levine plays guitar at the Monhegan Brewing Co., Monhegan Island, Maine. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Timesr)
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