Facilities at The Alcyon Center

Set in five wooded acres on tidal Seal Cove on Mount Desert Island, the Center includes the main house, a cedar log cabin, two small rustic hermitages and gazebo by the cove. These 5 acres feature diverse ecosystems including saltwater shore frontage, mature Spruce and Fir forest, hardwood canopies, 100 year old Apple trees, stream beds, native Rugosa roses, and vernal pool habitat. Write us for more information.


  • Saltwater frontage on cove surrounded by a Conservation Easement
  • Swimming at high tide; cove empties out at low tide; fresh water ingress
  • Wooded trails for walking, marked with wooden signs
  • Benches, hammock, chairs, picnic tables, kayaks and a firepit
  • Outdoor 9 circuit labyrinth, natural terrain (click here for more information)
  • Ideal bird habitat for Wood Warblers, Vireos, Shorebirds, Woodpeckers
  • Raised beds for gardening: annuals/perennials, vegetables, fruits
  • Cedar entrance ramp and railing to main house, wheelchair accessible
  • 12' wide wrap-around cedar deck on main house
  • Seasonal rock wall garden with Kenilworth Ivy, Junipers, Herbs, Vincas