We invite you to visit us at the Runamuk Acres Conservation Farm here in New Portland, Maine. Join us for any one of Runamuk’s classes and workshops, tour our farm, bring your class field trips, or the whole family for a picnic. Got some vacation time coming to you? Come for a farmstay in our 1900’s farmhouse, where you can savor a breakfast made from scratch with locally produced farm-fresh food. Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with farm-life and the Bigelow Mountains of Maine!
Classes & Workshops
Interested in learning a new craft or skill? Join us for one of our seasonal classes, workshops, or public events! Runamuk offers a fun, relaxed and beginner-friendly environment for folks to come learn new skills, celebrate nature, and meet like-minded people. For a complete listing, check out our Classes & Workshops page.
Guests are welcome to stop by the farm anytime for a free self-guided tour of the farm. OR─contact Runamuk’s steward, Sam(antha) Burns, to schedule a personalized guided-tour and get all your questions answered!
Enjoy a picnic lunch at Runamuk! Spread your picnic blanket on the ground, or make use of our picnic table. Children and adults alike enjoy our swingset, and the ballfield out back is a fun place for scrimmage games of kickball (You bring the lunch! We’ve got the ball!).
Runamuk is very child-friendly, with lovable sheep and chickens, plenty of space to run about, a swing set, and the chance to sit upon Walter, our antique Farmall tractor!
We offer farm-tours for school field trips, as well as hands-on workshops and demonstrations geared toward a variety of age ranges. A visit to the Runamuk Acres Conservation Farm will leave your students with a greater appreciation for food, give them a taste of farm-life, and fosters a connection the natural world around us.
Contact Runamuk Acres today to discuss your visit!
Farmstay Bed & Breakfast
Enjoy an overnight stay (or even 2 or 3 or…) at the Runamuk Acres Conservation Farm!
We now have 2 guest rooms available in our 1900’s farmhouse, and can accommodate up to 8 people, big or small. Guest Room #1, with a full-sized bed, is located on the first floor, separate from the main house, but still close to the bathroom, while Guest Room #2 is upstairs directly above it. The layout of these rooms is rather ideal for families, as the rooms are joined by a set of stairs together at the back of the house.
Runamuk offers shared use of it’s kitchen, bathroom, laundry and wi-fi, as well as a complementary farm-breakfast. Our farm steward, Sam(antha), is happy to fix most anything: eggs, homefries, or pancakes or waffles, muffins or a cheesy omelette! Everything is made from scratch, and features our own farm-grown food, or food from other local farms.
Come visit the Bigelow Mountain Region, learn more about farming, take one of our classes or workshops, or enjoy any number of outdoor activities in the heart of Maine’s vast wilderness.
Things To Do Here
Runamuk is located in western Maine, just off Maine’s Route 16 in New Portland. We’re an easy spot for weary travelers to access, offering a bit of tranquility at the end of a long day.
This part of Maine offers a wide variety of outdoor activities year-round, including: hiking, fishing, biking, hunting, swimming, bird and bug-watching, nature study, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. From Runamuk, guests have easy access to the Bigelow Mountain Range, the Appalachian Trail, the Maine Huts & Trails system, and myriad waterways, including (but not limited to) the Kennebec River, the Carrabasset River, and Flagstaff Lake.
10 minutes farther north to Kingfield, explorers can visit the Stanley Museum, commemorating the inventors of the famous “Stanley Steamer”; or enjoy dinner at Rolling Fatties, where they make fat burritos made with Maine-grown foods and serve locally brewed craft beers on tap.
We’re also just 30 minutes from the Sugarloaf ski resort, where premier events such as the U.S. Alpine Nationals, the U.S. Freestyle Nationals, the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, the National Junior Olympics, the North American Championship Series, and the S.I.S.E. Cup Eastern Masters Championships have been held over the last 50 years.
And no visit to New Portland would be complete without a visit the historic Wire Bridge─the only remaining suspension bridge in America that remains unaltered.