Hipcamp host Petrina F.,
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This site gives you the feeling of being alone with nature. That's what I love about it. Nestled beneath a small group of mature pines, the site is immersed in natural sights and sounds. There are small creeks gurgling through the handful of ravines that you cross to get to the bush camp. The path to the site is mowed to reduce your exposure to ticks. 

 If you choose t

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This site gives you the feeling of being alone with nature. That's what I love about it. Nestled beneath a small group of mature pines, the site is immersed in natural sights and sounds. There are small creeks gurgling through the handful of ravines that you cross to get to the bush camp. The path to the site is mowed to reduce your exposure to ticks. 

 If you choose to camp during the summer you will enjoy wild black caps and mosquitos! From the camp and through the trees, you can see farmers fields, and wind turbines. Secluded, but surrounded by agricultural culture. There is sometimes tractors, and sometimes gunshots, depending on the season. (planting, harvesting, or hunting) We enjoy this camp most from Fall to Spring.

There is a place to park in the driveway, where the environment of our mini farm is prominent. There is a earthship under construction to explore. 

The "hike" down the road, I like to take is awesome because you only walk past one house, and it's a few kilometers!! I recommend spending some time on a bike. It's great country to quietly cycle along.  

The property hosts a mini farm, complete with free range chickens and heritage pigs. The wildlife is noisy. We have all kinds of amphibian life, bird life and coyotes, making our place one full of natural sounds. 

We live off the-grid in a modified office trailer while building our earthship home. Conversations about alternative housing, and off grid living can to be had with the hosts during your stay.  

This is a great location for birders, hikers, cyclists, wine 'tasters' and beach lovers. There are many local attractions to cater to any of these interests. You should google it.

Belly Dance Gardens a business, too. We run an unique membership garden. We also sell pastured farm fresh eggs (that you might have the opportunity to collect yourself!)

There is The Hounds of Erie Winery just a short walk down the road. 

There are a lot of great hiking/birding trails around us, too. Google Norfolk Trails. 

Just a few minutes drive away, there is the majestic Sand Hills. 

Long Point is only  15 minutes away. There is so much to see there. 

If you want to see migratory birds up close,  you should look up the bird banding station in Long Point

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Petrina a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The roads around here are almost all paved, and the traffic is very light.

Fishing

Trout in Clear Creek in the spring. Otherwise, there is great fishing at Deer Creek Conservation Area 10 minutes away.

Hiking

Check out Norfolk Trails to see the locations of maintained trails nearby.

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bush Camp in the Carolinian Forest in Ontario.

Forest

A great example of Carolinian Forest!!

Farm

Hobby-style with lots of beautiful chickens and a few pigs.

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Hipcamper Farzaneh

Fresh vegetables

Farzaneh A.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2022

My sister and I camp for one night. The host was very welcoming. We bought fresh vegetables and eggs from their farm. It was unique experience for us

Hipcamper Jaime

Very relaxing

Jaime D.
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June 14th, 2022

It was a very secluded site. Had a great area for fires and a good spot to set up a tent. Great touches by the hosts. We had a very relaxing time. I would recommend it.

Hipcamper Marc

Good times

Marc C.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2022

Good privacy nice shade in the daytime lots of wildlife footprints host are great down to earth folks will be back

Hipcamper Mark

Great time at bellydance farm!

Mark H.
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December 9th, 2021

We had a lovely time at the bush camp on Petrina's beautiful property. If you like to be alone under the stars, have stimulating conversations, or have interest in anything ecological, this is a great place to stay! Thanks again for the wonderful hospitality of our hosts. We'll be visiting again!

Hipcamper Qinyuan
Qinyuan J.
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September 13th, 2021

Petrina and Roger were wonderful hosts. We learned so much about their operation and how they manage their land in an eco-friendly lifestyle. We will definitely be visiting again!

Hipcamper Travis

Now that is what i call camping!

Travis H.
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September 6th, 2021

We have found our new favorite spot! Its worth the 10 minute walk into the forest, to find a perfect setup that feels like our own piece of land out there. Thank you for your kindness towards my wife & I God Bless

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Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon C.
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August 31st, 2021

Felt like it was far away from everyone else. A nice get away from city life. We enjoyed having a fire every night and listening to the wildlife around us. We both loved the experience! Petrina was very nice whenever we interacted with her.

Hipcamper Shannon

A quiet spot away from the city

Shannon G.
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August 16th, 2021

This spot was perfect for a little night away from the city. The bush camp was a bit buggy, but absolutely stunning once we had a fire going. The sun hit the woods perfectly in the evening and again in the morning. Petrina was an amazing host, showing us her stunning property, including some fun animals and a gorgeous garden! Would definitely head back here anytime!

Hipcamper Kath

An off-grid experience

Kath F.
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July 22nd, 2021

Petrina was so welcoming from the moment I arrived on her high-vining property. She has so much going on, it's a true feat to witness how she runs her property full of vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, pigs, bees, and more! There is ample space to pitch a tent nearby to the home or back in the bush-camp. While buggy in the middle of July, once the fire was up and smoking, that almost immediately cleared the wooded area. I'd highly recommend coming here for more than just a getaway into the bush, but a great social experience with Petrina if you're looking for that too!!

Visiting our pals who I'm sure were just wanting seconds of dinner...The bush camp has a really great fire area set up for large group seating which is such a treat!!The bugs were thriving at this time of year between the muggy weather, lots of rain, and forest cover BUT the smokey fire helped clear the space almost immediately.Sun set twinkled through the forest as we set up camp for the evening, tucked away in the bush-camp felt really safe and also wild.
Property
Belly Dance Gardens and Forest
State
Ontario
Country
Canada
CA$25/night
1 Site