Hipcamp host Alan F.
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Come and enjoy a quiet retreat, or use Fernwood as a base for many outdoor activities-biking, fishing, hiking-all nearby. Natchaug Forest offers great trout fishing. Goodwin State Forest is less than 3 miles away by car where you can put in a canoe on Pine Lake, amble through the wildflower and pollinator gardens, or enjoy the Education Center and Museum. From Goodwin, you

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Come and enjoy a quiet retreat, or use Fernwood as a base for many outdoor activities-biking, fishing, hiking-all nearby. Natchaug Forest offers great trout fishing. Goodwin State Forest is less than 3 miles away by car where you can put in a canoe on Pine Lake, amble through the wildflower and pollinator gardens, or enjoy the Education Center and Museum. From Goodwin, you can access the Air Line State Park Bike/Hiking Path.

If you want a change from all that nature, there is Sharpe Hill Vineyard less than 10 miles away, as well as We-Li-Kit IceCream less than 6 miles. The route to either place will take you through beautiful scenic farmland.

We hope you enjoy our forest and the surrounding area as much as we do.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Alan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Country roads and the AirLine Rail Trail is easily accessible. Ride for MILES!

Boating

At nearby locations: Hampton Reservoir and Goodwin Forest.

Fishing

Trout fishing in Natchaug Forest

Wildlife watching

We can't guarantee any special siting, but the woods are alive with birds.

Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Fernwood 2 in Connecticut.

Forest
Wetlands
Driveway

The vibe at Fernwood 2

Places to see near Alan F.’s Land

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Hipcamper Matthew

Best campsite around!

Matthew K.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2020

Great place to stay. Isolated from the outside world but close enough to get out and get anything you have to should the need arise. Very clean spot with lots of room to roam and ample firewood to keep a campfire going for two days. We basically did. There’s a nearby nature preserve as well should you want to leave the campsite. Be on the lookout for hummingbirds! Would definitely stay again. Thank you Alan!

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Hipcamper Kayla

Exactly the getaway we needed

Kayla E.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2020

My boyfriend and I got to enjoy one night on the site and we are very hopeful to return! It was a beautiful drive in and out, the site was even better than we'd hoped and we lucked out with some beautiful weather. We've been raving about the trip and we're super thankful for our great host! Very highly recommend to anyone considering.

Hipcamper Alan
Response from Alan, the Host, on September 23rd, 2020

Kayla, we are so glad you enjoyed the stay. Everything was very neat when we stopped in there today. Thanks for being great guests and communicating so well.

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Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor B.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2020

Such a great campsite, especially in that sweet spot of early fall- when the leaves are changing but the wildflowers are still blooming! It was truly gorgeous. And well situated for easy access to trails and a nature preserve just across the road. Alan and his wife were also very helpful and available for questions. Plenty of wood provided for two days of cooking and keeping warm, which we appreciated. Would recommend!

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Hipcamper Ethan

Motorcycle trip

Ethan G.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2020

Host were nice and friendly. The site was private and secluded, just the way I like it!

Hipcamper Kayleigh
Kayleigh J.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2020

Beautiful place to camp! Alan and Joan have a wonderful camping site. They went above and beyond to make our trip great.

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Hipcamper Alexander

Most accommodating host

Alexander J.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2020

Alan went far out of his way to accommodate me. I had kind of an odd inquiry.. I was in the area attending a race with my sports car which is very low to the ground. Going out on a limb, I asked if there might be any place to park my low car, and Alan actually set up a spot for me that was flat, and marked it with tape.

The site was very nice, with nice tree trunk seats around the fire circle, with plenty of firewood! Nothing but the sound of tree frogs, an owl, and a coyote at nighttime. Would definitely stay again.

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Hipcamper Jason

Perfect spot, will stay again.

Jason G.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2020

Alan did a great job setting up the site with a sweet firepit and a healthy stock of firewood. There were plenty of trees for tying up tarps, well worth the money, I'll be coming back.

Hipcamper Michael D.  S.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2020
Hipcamper Kayleigh J.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2020
Property
Alan F.’s Land
State
Connecticut
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site

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