Sometimes there is a space or a place of aliveness upon the land that has not been lost to so-called-progress.
There’s a resonance you can feel the moment your feet walk its earth. It is the energy of the life force, and it feels like home.
The Sanctuary at Sunrise Hill is a place pulsating with life. Located in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine, this hallowed ground echoes with stories of the ancient peoples who made their summer encampment here, where the Batson River wends its way to the sea. I acknowledge and respect the enduring relationship the The Abenaki People had with this land. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and future and remember that sovereignty was never fairly ceded.
This high point of land was named Sunrise Hill by eighteenth century ships’ captains because it was easily seen offshore illuminated by the sun’s morning rays.
Canopies of giant oaks and soaring maples provide shady respite beneath cobalt blue skies. Apple trees and 250-year old lilacs fill the air with fragrance. Acres of woodland and open spaces are dotted with contemplative sitting areas. The land connects through a winding pathway to an extensive trail system within the Emmons Preserve nearby.
This is the place to Reclaim Your Wild.