Depending on the season, there are many interesting, down-to-earth, inspiring things to see and do nearby. Locally, we recommend the less explored authentic treasures. Scroll down to see a few of these that are our favorites. Maine covers an area that is larger than all the other New England states combined. We are located in a relatively central area in the state. But getting around requires driving approximately an hour in varying directions. White Mountain National Forest and major ski resorts are an hour to our west. Boothbay Harbor and the rocky coast of Maine is an hour to our east. An hour towards the south is Portland's historic Old Port, harbor, and island hopping. To the north is the pristine Rangeley Lakes Region and further north is Sugarloaf Mountain and Moosehead Lake. To help visitors staying with us plan ahead, we have also assembled a list of our TOP 20 RECOMMENDED WEB LINKS.
The Barn is a center for the creation of original theater. There is nothing like an authentic Barn Show. Celebration offers workshops every summer taught by world renown instructors and produces shows on the weekends. The Barn is located in South Paris approximately 15 minutes from Eureka. For more information, visit www.celebrationbarn.com
This is a wonderful organic farm located just 20 minutes away in Turner, Maine. Visit www.nezinscotfarm.com
Just a mile away is a local farm that has six beautiful large greenhouses with an incredible selection of flowers and herbs for sale.
Two miles down the road from us is Jennifer Therriault's equestrian center. She owns 18 horses and teaches riding, jumping and dressage.
Boothbay Harbor (Along the Coast)
It is a bit more on the touristy side, but Boothbay is a wonderful alternative to Bar Harbour. The route into Boothbay from our area is approximately an hour and a half and avoids the busy Route 1 traffic.
Grafton Notch State Park
This is a beautiful state park which is inland and away from the busy coastline of Maine. It is approximately 75 minutes driving time to reach this area near Bethel.
Tony is a local bee keeper who has a lucrative bee and honey business on Paris Hill Road in Buckfield. It's always an interesting experience for visitors to stop by his family home and see his unique operation and buy a few jars of delicious Maine honey.
Excellent snowboard and skiing options include Mt. Abram
, Black Mountain
and Sunday River
. All are within 60 minutes of the retreat. Black Mountain in Rumford offers weekend skiing for only $15 adults, children 5 and under are FREE.