Hiking around Monhegan
Monhegan Island
View from Monhegan Island
Sailing on Penobscot Bay
Monhegan Island
Hiking Coastal Maine
Claremont Porch
Views from Mount Desert

Coastal Maine Hiking

Exploring Maine's rugged and storied coast

Trip Details

Location Mid-Coast Maine
Length 8 days
Grades Easy, Moderate
Accommodations Hotels, Small Inns
Group size 5-10
Oct 02, 2024 - Oct 09, 2024
Land Cost
Single Supp Cost

Hiking Trip Summary

The coast of Maine is renowned for its beautiful rocky coast and offshore islands, lighthouses and lobsters, quiet white-steepled churches tucked in small villages, and scenery galore. This is familiar territory for us, and we are excited to be offering this 8-day Coastal Maine hiking trip so close to home.

Time on Monhegan Island, laced with 17 miles of walking trails and home to artists and fishing families alike, will give us a taste of Maine island life. Tucked beneath the high bluffs of the Camden Hills and hugging its well-protected harbor, the quintessential New England village of Camden will offer us vista-rich trails and shop-lined streets to explore.

With its bold granite shores, sparkling lakes, high peaks, quiet harbors, and old, stately inns, Mount Desert Island captures the essence of coastal Maine landscapes. Fittingly, we will spend our last few days walking the graceful carriage trails and rugged mountain paths of Acadia National Park.  


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Additional Information


If you wish to have your own room, there is a single supplement charge. Please let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration, single rooms are very limited. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate. If we are unable to match you will a roommate there is a forced single charge of $400.


  • Group Transfers to and from Portland International Jetport
  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • All ferries and van transfers as per itinerary
  • Admission to the Farnsworth Museum
  • Schooner sail
  • Guide and naturalist
  • Lots of great hiking and memories!


Airfare, lunches, travel to and from starting/meeting point, optional/individual transfers or excursions, items not on set dinner menu, beverages, tips to guides, insurance, items of a personal nature (phone charges, laundry, excess baggage fees, etc.). Allow roughly $300 in additional costs.


While this trip is van supported, we do ask that you limit yourself to one medium-sized bag that you can easily handle. Keep in mind that you will have to carry it on and off ferries and that not all of our accommodations have elevators. Inn hallways may be narrow and winding. Our suggested packing list may be helpful.


All nights will be in comfortable country inns with private baths.

A full breakfast is provided at the inns. For lunches, we will have the opportunity to shop locally for ingredients for trailside picnics. The inns will also offer bag lunches for purchase, and some days we may have the opportunity to eat at a local cafe, restaurant, or wharf-side diner. Dinners will be either at the inns or a local restaurant, usually at around 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The meals will be delicious New England fare. Vegetarian options are not a problem.


The trip will start and end with a pickup and drop off at Portland International Jetport. It is also possible to fly into Boston’s Logan Airport. There is bus service from Logan to Portland, as well as train service from Boston’s North Station in Boston’s city center. Buses and trains arrive in the same terminal in Portland, which is only a short taxi ride from the airport. When making plans please allow for travel time.


We will meet as a group on Day 1 at the Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine at 10:00 am.


The trip ends on Day 8 with a morning transfer to Portland International Jetport, arriving about 1:00 pm.


Please contact us for a more detailed itinerary, for more information, or to register. We're also happy to supply a list of past participants willing to share honest insights into this guided Coastal Maine Hiking experience.

Reserving This Trip

A deposit of $500 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 90 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 75 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment and no later than 30 days prior to your trip start, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.

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"The DJ guides were my favorite part of the trip. I loved that they were local, they were experts, easy going and indefatigable”

Meg H., TX