The Town Of Monson
When you arrive in Monson plan to park the car and stay a while. Whether you are looking for local art, interested in food tourism/ breweries or outdoor recreation, Monson has it all.
- Monson is an artist town so plan to spend the day visiting galleries and viewing art from famous local artists past and present.
- A sense of place is often experienced through a meal shared with friends and family. The food scene in Monson will not disappoint as this small town has 5 unique dining options.
- The town of Monson is an official Appalachian Trail Community. Your options for outdoor recreation are endless and our Appalachian trail center is sure to find the perfect outing for your family.
Monson Pottery, which is a teaching and retail venue for functional and sculptural ceramics. It’s second floor exhibition space hosts shows by artists with strong connections to Maine. Jemma Gascoine is always on hand to talk about the art work.’
The Gallery is run by the year-round international arts residency program, Monson Arts and features work by Maine-based artists.
The Historical Museum displays examples of work by the nationally renowned Seth Steward, Carl Springhorn and Alan Bray and the internationally renowned photographer Berenice Abbot, as well as examples of wood and slate artifacts that the region is famed for.
Galleries open by appointment only
Monson has many options for dining as well!
Monson General Store is exactly what a small town store should be. It is managed by locals who will make you feel at home as soon as you enter the door. Find local food specialties and crafts as well a gourmet deli. Find your lunch spot under an umbrella overlooking the lake on the patio.
Turning Page Farm Brewery– A Small Town/Small Batch brewery and goat dairy. Enjoy your beer in the greenhouse tasting room or the beer garden overlooking the goat pastures. The small menu includes beer bratwurst and their own goat cheeses. You will be served by the owners; Tim brews the beer and Joy makes the goat cheese; all on site. Sat-Sun 12-6
Stop in to the Appalachian trail center to get details on hiking
Assistance to day hikers: Maps, guides, and help with selecting appropriate hikes along the A.T. and other trails in the Hundred Mile Wilderness and Moosehead Lake regions.
Assistance to tourists: Maps, guides, and information about activities in Monson, Greenville, the Hundred Mile Wilderness and Moosehead Lake regions. If we don’t know the answer to your question, we’ll help you find it!
Store: We sell maps, guidebooks, postcards, A.T. passports, and A.T. souvenirs. We offer a limited supply of hiking gear as well.
The town of Monson is an official Appalachian Trail Community:monsonmaine.org/appalachian-
Don’t forget to visit Little Wilson Falls on your visit as well!
Header image: Cait Bourgeault Photography