About the Retreat

The St. Maximilian Retreat House is located at 382 Lake Road in Trent Hills, Ontario. Resting on a quiet lot across from our farm, the accommodations comprise of the main house and several cabins. There is a capacity to sleep up to 20 overnight guests.

The property’s shore borders the northeast corner of Lake Seymour. Tall coniferous and deciduous trees surround the property from all sides. Here is a Site Map.

Popular and interesting sights are within a 15-minute drive to Campbellford, Marmora, Hastings, and Havelock. These include artisans, nature trails, children water play spots, an aircraft museum and a reptile zoo. Once a year, Havelock also hosts Canada’s largest country music festival. In Marmora, women and children claim to have seen apparitions of Blessed Mary and other phenomena. Please refer here for a list of interesting sights. Campbellford has shopping amenities including a No Frills, Canadian Tire, and Dollarama. Please see here for a list of nearby general amenities.

Located as part of the Trent-Severn Waterway System, there are all kinds of fish. Major fish species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskie, black crappie, bluegill, perch, catfish and carp. Most of the lake is quite shallow with submerged logs and stumps, lily pad beds, weed beds and cat tail banks everywhere. Perfect locations for largemouth bass. The deeper weed beds along the channel as well as rocky points are home to walleye, muskie and bass. Whether you go out on one of our boats or decide to fish from our extended dock, there are many spots to discover and always something to catch.

This place is owned by the Maximilian Family Fund and operated with the help of local friends.