Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this wonderful back-to-nature retreat features a recently built, three story vacation home perched on a bluff with spectacular views of a pristine undeveloped lake called Knight's Pond, and an idyllic guest cottage tucked in the woods (optional) as well. Its like having a lake all to yourself, with mountains and ocean nearby. The house is spacious, crafted with handsome pine interior floors and woodwork, and artfully decorated in the traditional Maine style. A romantic guest cottage is available for larger groups. The lake is surrounded by land owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy, and provides excellent swimming, camping and boating. This private island of natural beauty is surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of conservation woodlands, and is just 1 1/2 miles to the ocean and 1/3 to the nearest neighbor! There's a delightful sandy beach on the lake, and incredible hiking trails all around the area! Though it is located in the 'backwoods', it is only a short drive to Camden, Belfast and other coastal towns.
Just move in an enjoy the beauty and solitude: There are several living room areas for guests to find privacy and quiet. A canoe is available to guests, and we suggest bringing your own kayak, either for lake, river or bay. Biking on nearby roads or on the many islands in the bay is outstanding. Incredible wilderness hiking is right out the door on a variety of trails around the lake, along the Ducktrap River, on the hills and mountains, or even right down to Ducktrap Harbor on Penobscot Bay. For those who love ocean water, there are many different types of charter craft operating locally. Salt water and fresh water fishing opportunities abound. In addition, ferries to Islesboro, Monhegan and Vinal Haven are within driving distance.
While the location is unique for its spectacular setting in one of the few remaining wilderness settings in downeast Maine, it is only a short drive away to many of Maine's special coastal attractions and communities. There is always something to do, hiking, fresh and salt swimming, canoing, island hopping, exploring seafaring towns and villages, golfing at a world class golfc ourse overlooking the ocean, sea kayaking in Penobscot Bay, mountain climbing, sitting out on the harbor, deep sea fishing in the bay, antiquing, browsing the art colonies of Blue Hills and Castine, Rockport and Camden, enjoying some of the fine cuisine in the numerous world class restaurants scattered around the area. There are few locations anywhere that can compare. Come and see for yourself, or browse the web for the Camden/Rockport/Belfast area attractions to find out about this beautiful and fascinating area of Maine!