A day in monson…

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Monson is a special place and we want you experience everything we have to offer.

Click here to see a list of everything you can do during a day in Monson. We think it will make you want to spend more then just the day!

A Day in Monson….

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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.

The Arts

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.

Monson Historical Society and AT visitor Center

Galleries open by appointment only 

Hebron Gallery Right in the center of town is run and operated by the Artist himself, John Bozin.  Visit his barn gallery located directly across from the Monson General Store. 207 997 3950 Tel Home  207 876 6030 Mobile

 

Roberta W. Jarvis specializes in Oils, acrylics, wildlife, landscapes, furniture restoration, historical interpretation.  A local artist you can see Roberta’s work all around town; including the town’s tourist map which is an original creation.  207-997-3244

 

With the Grain– Where the curious are always welcome.  Ed Hoovler makes bespoke wooden bowls.  Each bowl begins deep in the forest as he personally chooses each tree.  He takes pride in ever step of the process.  These are works of love as well as art. Telephone # 997-3687

Bowl made by With the Grain

 

J. Wentworth Furniture – Handcrafted custom furniture made by a 3rd generation woodworker, John Wentworth.  John’s family owned and operated Moosehead furniture for 60 years.   John’s work calls upon traditional Shaker lines and the pieces are shipped worldwide and close to home.  You can find him planning out a new design, or lovingly restoring heirloom Moosehead pieces in his workshop on Pleasant St.

Desk made by John Wentworth

Food Tourism

Spring Creek BBQ– has a large and loyal following.  The menu changes daily and the food is smoked right on site.  Casual and delicious there is something for the entire family.  Outdoor dining-Take away meals, picnic fare and market store call for hours 997-7025.

 

Inside Spring Creek BBQ

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.

 

Lake Shore House– A local favorite overlooking the lake.  This is where we all go to have a good time.  A full menu of pub favorites and the full bar serving Maine beer and more.

Lakeshore House

The Quarry– The chefs 5 course fixed menu changes weekly.  The food is exquisite and each course is a work of art and the service is second to none.  You can ensure the chef will stop by and introduce herself, you will not be disappointed.

 

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

Joy and Tim Bueschen, Turning Page Farm Owners

Outdoor Recreation

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-trail