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Nature Retreats at Eagle Hill

The Eagle Hill Institute welcomes guests who would like to escape to the coast of eastern Maine and are looking for a secluded academically-focused setting where they will be living in a nature reserve with a quarter mile on the ocean.

The Institute occupies the summit of the only peninsula immediately east of the Schoodic Point peninsula of Acadia National Park and west of the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge peninsula.

The Institute is a natural history science-focused organization which offers diverse programs throughout the year, some of which may be of interest to nature retreat guests. Programs vary depending upon the the time of year. They are open by separate application.

Programs offered at Eagle Hill

Programs available online that are offered by Eagle Hill

Campus resources include

Hiking and canoeing opportunities

Guest reservations

Nature retreat guests are welcome on a weeklong basis throughout the year. Most often this means a Sunday mid-afternoon arrival and a Saturday morning departure. Long-term reservations may be considered. Accommodations are modest.


Guests are welcome to use our 2 kitchens to prepare their own meals and/or collaborate on shared meals. The staff will provide general oversight, with special attention to opitmizing social distancing by way of both time and space in the kitchen and in the dining area. There is ample refridgerator space and there are bins for storing one's own food and beverages. The town of Milbridge (7.3 miles) has a well-stocked grocery store. It has 3 restaurants, one of which is Mexican, and all of which offer takeout dinners. It also has a seafood market which offers lobsters, crabmeat, clams, oysters, varieties of fresh fish, and seaweed salad. For field trip lunches, the grocery store and Steuben Country Store offer sandwiches that can be pre-ordered. They also offer freshly made pizzas.

If a seminar is scheduled during a given week, study retreat guests may opt to join participants for the welcome dinner and continental breakfasts. ... $70.

Lists of species at Eagle Hill and vicinity

Getting here ... Detailed directions and travel options.

Costs ... Costs are the same for our weeklong seminar guests, minus the tuition.

Signing up for a nature retreat ... We use the standard week-long seminar application form.

We welcome questions. ... 207-546-2821 Ext 4 ... office@eaglehill.us

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