Magnificent vistas of rolling meadows and wooded hills and 700 feet of waterfront make this Maine's most picturesque "pick your own" orchard.
Pack a picnic and wander thru the orchard to the water's edge. A table awaits you at Picnic Point. On your way back, stroll amongst the orchard and pick your own. 500 trees and 27 varieties. Be sure to check the ripening schedule for your favorites. Don't let our orchard manager catch you climbin' in the trees though :-)
Weddings & Events
Magical energy and majestic vistas will transport you and your guests to another world entirely
one where honest, unfettered romance beckons and begs the words, I DO.
With understated Maine efficiency and simplicity, our talented staff will guide you every step of the way. Nailbiting and kneeknocking are optional. Our facilities accommodate parties of up to 110 inside the beautifully refurbished 1800's barn. For parties larger than 110, we have prepared an area on the north terrace complete with a well appointed field kitchen that will accomodate a 40x100 test holding upto 200 people.
A large deck is available for live music and dancing, and a caterer's dream of a commercial kitchen is onsite. Stay the night (or the week!) in one our two fully furnished apartments offering sublime orchard and Cove views.
Once part of the old cider mill, our two apartments are tastefully appointed with a full kitchen, bedroom (queen), living room area and private bath. The living rooms open to a private, lighted deck overlooking the orchard and Cove. The apartments are available year round by the day, week or month. Current rates are $165/night.
The Pemaquid peninsula offers a myriad of hiking experiences. Ocean or riverside trails, farm lands, woods, and numerous nature reserves are nearby. Naturally, we feel that the meadows, orchards and woods of Clark's cove farm are among the most beautiful. We have eight trails clearly marked with numbered Apple markers (what else!), and you can leisurely wend your way thru 24 acres of woods. Follow the brook, visit the beaver dam, birdwatch or just be still and listen.
Coveside, next to two firs, you'll find a canoe rack by the dock. Grab a paddle or two (and we'd strongly recommend a personal flotation device) and head into the cove. Midsummer is a Monet painting where waterlilies abound, and be sure to keep an eye peeled for herons, loons (can't mistake that sound), beavers, and otters. With a bit of luck you may spot bald eagles soaring overhead. When your arms are ready for a rest, park the canoe back in its rack and take refuge in the hammock between the pines. It holds two.
Hey. HEY! Easy, bub. We know the thought of cruising the Damariscotta River ebb tide out to open water has you breathin' a mite hard, but take some time to lash a good box lunch and an extra bottle of Maine spring water to your foredeck first. And if you decide to forego a river romp for a transcendant glide through the Cove, we promise not to tell that joker back at your office who's always bragging about doing endos in Class IV water (yeah, we know he never actually unstraps his boat from the roof rack).
Salt or fresh, fishin' is still just fishin' on the Maine coast. The cove is stocked with Brown and Damariscotta Lake Trout, and both Largemouth Bass and Pickerel are abundant. Blues and Stripers run in the nearby Damariscotta River, and if Deep Sea excursions are your kettle of you-know-what, Boothbay has plenty of charters available.
Ok, twitchers, pull the Peterson's off the shelf, pack-up the binocs, and don't forget your Life List. Eastern Maine is noted for its ornithological diversity and abundance, with 23 species of wood warblers, 9 species of flycatchers, 9 species of sparrows, and 9 species of finches and grosbeaks. As well, its migratory shorebird abundance is among the highest along the entire east coast, and includes semipalmated sandpipers and plovers, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, white-rumped sandpipers, purple sandpipers and upland sandpipers. When all is said and done, though, it can be pretty rewarding to leave your "list" behind and simply revel in the beauty of an Osprey snagging breakfast from the sun-dappled waters of the Cove. Here's a partial list of birds (and mammals) found right on our grounds.
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