Topo Pino was founded by a mother-daughter team, Lucy D’Agostino Crowe and Caitlin Crowe, of York, Maine and Portland, Maine, respectively. The family has owned Topo Pino for over 50 years. Lucy’s father, Maurice "Doc" D'Agostino, a Princeton graduate and celebrated WWII veteran, purchased the property in 1967 after seeing a small ad in the back of Yankee Magazine. This spark of interest led to a long drive from Cranbury, NJ, where he owned and ran The Cranbury Inn, established in 1780. Doc passed away a short time before Caitlin was born, but Lucy and Caitlin forged ahead with his dream, and in the process, discovered their own.
Caitlin Crowe was inspired to start Topo Pino during her studies to become a Wellcoaches® Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Topo Pino was always a place of retreat for her in the summer as a child. She spent every summer there hiking, riding her bike, kayaking, running, dancing in the fields and swimming. Caitlin Crowe grew up in York, Maine and attended Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, she studied and volunteered in Lyon, France, the Czech Republic and Ghana where she co-founded an education non-profit. Upon graduating in 2008, she moved to Boston where she lived for nine years. In realizing her dreams with Topo Pino, she set out to move back to Maine to be closer to the property. Caitlin now resides in Portland, Maine, less than 1.5 hours from Topo Pino. She hopes others feel a sense of calm, clarity and inspiration by visiting Topo Pino.
Lucy has spent almost every summer since 1967 at Topo Pino. Growing up in Cranbury, NJ and learning from her father as he ran The Cranbury Inn, she always aspired to share Topo Pino with others. She has been a proud Maine resident since 1990 and she now shares her time between Maine and NH. She has a lifelong knowledge of the land at Topo Pino and its surrounding area. She has always found a sense of peace, balance and joy at Topo Pino and looks forward to welcoming you there.
Topo Pino co-founders, Lucy D'Agostino Crowe and Caitlin Crowe
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