Come to the farm to view our honeybee apiary, meet the laying hens, and our lawn-mowing sheep. Feel free to explore the gardens, take a walk through the wildflower meadow, or stroll through the forest. Visit us to learn more about beneficial insects and pollinator conservation at the Runamuk Acres Conservation Farm!

maine nucleus coloniesTours

Guests are welcome to stop by the farm Thursday through Saturday between the hours of 8 and 4 for a free self-guided tour of the farm─OR─contact Runamuk steward, Sam(antha) Burns, to schedule a personalized guided-tour.


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!).

Class Trips

We love kids and are happy to host your class trip to the Runamuk Acres Conservation Farm. We offer personalized farm-tours, as well as hands-on workshops and demonstrations that will leave your students with a greater appreciation for the role that insects and other wildlife play in the natural world around us. Contact Runamuk’s steward, Samantha Burns, today to discuss your visit!


Guests to the farm and traveling explorers alike are invited to camp at Runamuk Acres. We have 2 secluded campsites to chose from, and plenty of room to park your tag-along camper or RV for a night or two. Amenities at the campsites include: flat, level area for your tent(s), picnic tables, trash bins, pit toilet, outdoor shower, access to potable water (at the farmhouse), campfire (with burn-permit), as well as access to facilities at the farmhouse (water, laundry, indoor toilet & shower, free wifi).

Contact the farm to schedule your stay, or find us on HipCamp.

What To Do

maine mountainsRunamuk is located in western Maine, with 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. Just off 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 activities, including: hiking, fishing, biking, hunting, swimming, birdwatching and nature study. A visit to New Portland would not be complete without a visit the historic Wire Bridge─the only remaining suspension bridge in America that remains unaltered. 15 minutes further north to Kingfield, explorers can visit the Stanley Museum, commemorating the inventors of the famous “Stanley Steamer”.