Welcome to Crickside, one of two private camping sites in the back forty of our rural, mostly forested homestead. We are located in the middle of a world-class gravel grinder's paradise surrounded by hundreds of miles of dirt roads, so be sure to bring your bike - or ride it in! This primitive spot features a small "crick" so you can fall asleep lulled by the burbling water
Welcome to Crickside, one of two private camping sites in the back forty of our rural, mostly forested homestead. We are located in the middle of a world-class gravel grinder's paradise surrounded by hundreds of miles of dirt roads, so be sure to bring your bike - or ride it in! This primitive spot features a small "crick" so you can fall asleep lulled by the burbling water. Pitch a two-person tent in the designated spot in the trees above the crick, or pitch a larger tent in the sunshine.
This site is accessible by car and pickup truck via a class four (unmaintained) road, and you can drive right to your site, though we recommend 4WD or AWD. At the site, you will find a fire ring, picnic table, and privacy. A shared rustic outhouse is available.
Our 47-acre property and the surrounding area are home to barred owls, turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits, as well as large animals like deer, moose, and bear. Several beaver ponds are home to beavers, muskrats, ducks, and so many "peepers" in the spring you will question how frogs can possibly be so loud.
This site puts you in the middle of innumerable outdoor adventures. Within a half hour of Burke Mountain, Kingdom Trails, and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Within 45 minutes of Hill Farmstead Brewery (rated best beer in the world by RateBeer), pristine Lake Willoughby, and St. Johnsbury's Dog Mountain (home of the Stephen Huneck gallery). That's beside all the nearby stuff you perhaps haven't heard of: the corn maze in Danville, local farmer's markets, the South Wheelock swim hole, 1800s cemeteries within walking distance, swimming and paddling in dozens of lakes, canoeing/kayaking/tubing the Passumpsic or Connecticut Rivers, horseback riding, ATVing...we will share some of our local secrets with you for a real taste of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Wheelock features dozens of miles of rugged dirt roads; gravel grind from your tent to the Danville corn maze on scenic class f...Read more
Too many options to list; we love paddling Lake Willoughby and sections of the Connecticut River as well as the many small lake...Read more
Many, many local options available with fishing license.
Many hiking options nearby
Ride horses with our friends at DND Stables in nearby East Burke.
We are located within 45 minutes of dozens of lakes, ponds, and rivers perfect for paddling.
Near to Wheeler Mountain and Mt. Pisgah.
A five minute drive to the local swim hole; 45 minutes to Lake Willoughby's public north beach or clothing-optional south beach...Read more
You might see turkey, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, deer, or a variety of birds, with a likelihood of hearing a loon on nearby...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Crickside in Vermont.
Your camp is snuggled in the forest.
Vermont: the Green Mountain State...
Your site is near the field formerly home to our draft horse.
River, stream, or creek
Our property is criss-crossed by several small "cricks" with one at your tent site.
A five minute drive from the local swim hole.
Our property is home to a series of beaver ponds.
Be prepared to drive approx. one half-mile on a class four (unmaintained) road before turning onto a short grass driveway to yo...Read more