Circle Pines Center shares 294 acres of rolling hills with beautiful meadows, pine and hardwood forests, and lakefront with a variety of wildlife. The Center also adjoins 14,000 acres of state recreation lands. A sandy beach on spring-fed Stewart Lake, part of the 1/3 mile of shoreline owned by Circle Pines, offers excellent swimming and canoeing. The property contains over 30 buildings, including a wood-fired sauna near the lake. Our organic orchard and garden supply fresh produce and miles of trails are kept groomed for walking and cross-country skiing.
The center of activity is the Farmhouse, built in 1868, renovated and expanded over time by Circle Pines’ members. It includes a dining hall, kitchen, offices, library, and meeting rooms. Close to the Farmhouse is Swallows Lodge, which provides heated accommodations for up to 31 people. Just east of the farmhouse an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven and firepit. Nearby is the main bathhouse, usually referred to as Kings & Queens, which also houses a laundry room.