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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.

In-person programs offered at Eagle Hill:

Online programs offered by Eagle Hill:

Campus Resources

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. Space is limited, so please apply at least 1 month in advance to ensure that there are rooms available for the week you are interested in coming. In the fall, winter, and spring, the only rooms available for Nature Retreats are the bedrooms in the classroom building.


During the fall, winter, or spring (or summer weeks where a seminar is not running) Nature Retreat guests will be responsible for their own meals. There is a kitchenette in the top floor of the classroom building. There is a fully equipped kitchen available for use in the Eagle Hill Commons Building.

If a seminar is scheduled during a given week, the full meal plan is also required for all guests ($345 for Sunday arrival dinner through breakfast before Saturday morning departure).

Getting Here. Click here for directions and travel options.

Costs. $100 per week, plus accommodations, and meals (if applicable).

Application. We use the standard field seminar application form. Enter "Nature Retreat" in place of a seminar title.

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