Nine Acre Woods LLC
in Montville Maine

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Nine Acre Woods LLC

Located 1/2 way between Augusta the State Capital, and Belfast. This historic campground can be found on any state map. A mile away from Lake St George, Nine Acre Woods is on Route 3. The Acadia Highway is well maintained and the Maine Route to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. This gem, hosts the first sunrises on the eastern seaboard. A photographer's dream location.

We are proud to share this piece of Montville history with other artists, musicians & nature lovers. Nine Acre Woods is the original site of The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; circa 1950 - 1958. The School moved to its current location of Deer Isle in 1959. As documented by the Portland Art Museum in the Vanguard Exhibit still traveling the country today.

The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, at this location, was a renowned art school, where potters, painters, woodworkers, and others would come spend summers in communal art studios to perfect their craft! It was the first Art school that taught Raku style pottery in the USA. Serindipidiously, it is now owned by Colette Shumate-Smith- a Raku artist and painter that has spent her life both learning and teaching her craft!

Located along Maine State Route 3, between Augusta and Belfast. You will drive through gorgeous rolling hills, and soak in some amazing views, to get here! Enjoy the drive, soaking in the beauty & scenery of our region of Maine! Upon arrival you will notice the picturesque field that overlooks a quaint mountain view from the valley! Sunsets are unbeatable each day, and each night you can fall asleep under the beautiful bright Milky Way!   Strap on your boots and take a little hike on the property to a waterfall overlook, in the middle of the woods!

This pine woods property is magical, all on it's own, but also in a perfect location for day trips exploring the area!  Check out all 'Midcoast Maine' has to offer. Whether you like a day of shopping, a fine meal, or to lose yourself in a day of hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, or sightseeing. Whatever your pleasure!  Nine Acre Woods LLC, is close to Lake St. George, Liberty Village, the Coast of Belfast, and the China Lakes Region.  A day trip by car to Acadia National Forest, Bar Harbor, or other roadside attractions, just a beautiful drive away! The Rock Coast of Maine is Andrew Wyeth country.

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  • Colette Shumate Smith - Owner/Artist/Teacher Colette Shumate Smith - Owner/Artist/Teacher

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Our Hours

Please call ahead. To make an appointment.

Our Events


Our Events
  • Nine Acre Woods LLC Events - Glen DeCosta (of The Bob Marley Band) w/ Sax Saturday - August 13, 2022: Concert by Glen DeCosta of The Bob Marley Band
  • EVERY Sun & Mon: Ladies Night Projects
  • EVERY Tue & Fri: Art Class by Colette (Offsite) at Belfast Clay Studio
  • EVERY Full Moon: Drum Circle to Follow the Moon!

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  • Nine Acre Woods LLC - Recreational Field Nine Acre Woods LLC - Recreational Field
  • Nine Acre Woods LLC - Northeastern Sunrise Nine Acre Woods LLC - Northeastern Sunrise
  • Nine Acre Woods LLC - August Moon Rise (Blood Moon) Nine Acre Woods LLC - August Moon Rise (Blood Moon)
  • Nine Acre Woods LLC - Hogback Mountain (Montville, ME) Nine Acre Woods LLC - Hogback Mountain (Montville, ME)
  • Nine Acre Woods LLC - Concert Setting Area Nine Acre Woods LLC - Concert Setting Area

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DIRECTIONS: From Boston or Central Massachusetts it is North on 495, to 95 thru New Hampshire. Into Maine across the Pasquaputt Bridge. Good rest stop 1/2 is Kenny buck. Food and clean restrooms. Exit 44 short cut. In Portland saves an hour of travel time. And remerges with 95. Then in Augusta it is exit 113 to the Acadia Highway Route 3, 22 miles later in Liberty Montville Area. Where 220 and route 3 cross. Nine Acre Woods LLC, is 1.2 miles down road. On the left. Note:(295 rejoins 95 in Gardiner below Augusta)

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