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Turtle Marsh- secluded wooded site.

· Unity, Waldo, Maine
30 acres hosted by Peter W.
1 lodging site
Great synchronicity led us to the wild 30 acres of marsh and woodland that is Turtle Marsh. In addition to making a home here, we dedicating the area as a sanctuary for the quiet enjoyment of nature, eco-spiritual practices and healing. Guests may elect to experience a daily hour-long "Ecospiritual Immersion" walk as part of their stay. These will be led by Ecospiritual Guide and "Wild Mind, Wild Heart" author, Peter Wohl. He has led ecospiritual workshops and retreats for over 20 years. There is a network of trails on our property for enjoying quiet, contemplative walks. In the evenings, weather permitting, there will also be an opportunity for an informal campfire discussion with Peter. There is an additional fee for the walks and campfires. There are several trailheads for the Hills to Sea Trail within a mile of our property. The quintessential New England waterfront town of Belfast on Penobscot Bay, is less than 30 minutes away. One of our favorite spots for quiet hikes along the shore of the bay, is Sears Island. It is one of the largest undeveloped islands on the east coast, that is connected to the mainland by a causeway. The island is 50 minutes away and even on the busiest summer days, its's usually possible to find a quiet spot on the shore to sit and reflect. As we continue to deepen our relationship with this land, we are trying to follow the principles of Deep Ecology in all of our interactions. Our tentsite, while only a 5 minute walk from the road, has been sited to offer as much solitude as possible, with minimal disruption to the surroundings. In spite of being nestled in the woods, no trees were cut to prepare this relatively accessible site. We believe that it still offers a very tangible sense of wildness and solitude. Turn your time away into a transformative and healing experience, as you connect more deeply to the natural world. We hope that you will enjoy the experience of Turtle Marsh as much as we do.“In wildness is the preservation of the world”- Thoreau Located in Unity, Maine, Turtle Marsh is 30 acres of woods, streams and marshland, dedicated to eco-spirituality and nature-based healing. Anyone who wishes to experience deep connection with the natural world and to benefit from the healing energies of these wildlands, is welcome to join us at the Marsh. In keeping with our ecospiritual mission and Deep Ecology principles, we offer a seclued woodland campsite with very simple amenities, including a large (13') comfortable bell tent on a platform, a full size futon bed, a large deck, a 10x10 screenhouse with picnic table, a composting humanure toilet and a sun-shower. The site is about a five minute walk from the parking. For an additional fee of $45.00/day, guests are also welcome to participate in a morning hour long Ecospiritual Immersion walk. and an evening fireside talk, both guided by Peter Wohl, ecospiriual guide, author and Registered Maine Guide. For a fee we can also offer: Nature photography as spiritual practice workshop • Guided eco-spiritual walks on the nearby Hills to Sea Trail.• Structured and supported personal retreats- following Zen Buddhist or eco-spiritual models. I would love to share my deep affection for these wilds with you. Peter
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Stephanie P.recommends
July 8, 2024
Site 1 - Secluded woodland site.
Turtle Marsh Sanctuary was a gem of a find for our family of 3, including our 22 month old daughter. The host, Peter, is an incredibly hospitable, insightful, and fun person to get to talk to. He went above and beyond to accommodate our stay. Peter made sure to think of everything you would need for a stay at Turtle Marsh. We hope to be back!
Kaila D.recommends
July 1, 2024
Site 1 - Secluded woodland site.
We had a wonderfully serene time camping at Peter’s site. The tent is located down a forested path and is quite private. Peter provided everything we could need from fire wood to a gas camp stove. We would stay again!
Unity, Waldo, Maine, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy), N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis), and Nanrantsouak First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Peter W.

Joined in February 2019
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