Monson, Maine Transformed

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Monson, Maine Transformation & Local Businesses

Over the past few years the Town of Monson, Maine has undergone an extensive transformation. The historic downtown has been restored, and the century-old Monson General Store once again offers local products and fresh meals including your favorite Pineland Farms cheeses, meats, and sandwiches. The Monson General Store serves as an extension of our own Market here at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, offering a condensed yet comprehensive selection of groceries and gifts. Additionally, the Monson General Store manages two delightful companions – Monson General Scoops (the town ice cream shop) and the Monson Gallery Store (offers work for sale by local artisans) both located adjacent to either side of the main store.

Building upon the region’s significant history with the arts, Monson Arts now offers artist residencies, workshops, and community programming. Together with the local artisans, businesses, and natural attractions that have made Monson a famous destination for many years, the town is now an essential stop on any visit to the Maine Highlands.

The exterior of the Monson General Store in Monson, Maine.

Monson General Store
12 Greenville Rd.
Monson, Maine


Monson General Store is a Deli and Grocery store located in Monson, Maine. Our deli offers delicious freshly-made items to eat in or take out. In addition to sandwiches, choose from a daily selection of salads, baked goods and other treats.

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Monson General Scoops
16 Greenville Rd.
Monson, Maine

Monson General Scoops proudly serves Gifford’s Maine-made ice cream right from Monson General Store over the summer (June-September).


Monson Gallery Store
8 Greenville Rd.
Monson, Maine

Monson Gallery Store interior









Monson Gallery Store is an extension of The Monson General Store located right next door at 8 Greenville Rd. Monson, Maine.

The Gallery Store offers artwork from local artists as well as from private collections and is open Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday from 12pm-5pm and Monday from 10am-5pm. To inquire about artwork please call 207.997.3205


Monson Arts
PO Box 67
Monson, ME 04464

For general inquiries, e-mail:
phone: (207) 997-2070

Monson Arts is a residency and workshop program in Monson, Maine. An initiative of Maine’s Libra Foundation, Monson Arts began programming in 2018. It was started as a way to spur economic development in Piscataquis County. Monson, the last town before the 100 Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail, was the home of photographer Berenice Abbott, painter Carl Sprinchorn, and was a center for slate quarrying and furniture making.

Monson Arts’ mission is to provide time and space for creative work. This is done through a combination of residencies, workshops, community/school programs and initiatives, and exhibitions.

Monson Arts studios

Monson Arts exterior









Around Town

Video by Isaac Crabtree of Northwoods Aerial.

Check out The Quarry Restaurant (Monson’s Fine Dining experience) on The Dish: CBS Saturday Morning:

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