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Mickelberry Forest Gardens

99%
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· Newtown, Connecticut
4 acres
2 units
1 Motorhome
1 Tent
The meadow we occupy was once the farmers property that I grew up next to at my parents farm house.  When he wanted to sell his property he offered it to us for purchase at a fair price if we would not develop more than we needed to live here.  We maintained the meadow adjacent to our property and have kept it as an agricultural site.  We have had our son who is a permaculture expert develop an edible forest garden and a unique diversified small orchard so we can eat and share healthy organic fruits and vegetables while helping our environment and wildlife and educating others to do the same.  It is expensive to live in Newtown but we love our property.  We want to teach others to grow food from their land while helping to support us keeping our adjacent property agricultural and undeveloped.  Our property has provided many happy gatherings and events and we love to share it with others.  Let us know if there is anything special we can help provide for you.  Come visit Mickleberry!!!   Learn more about this land: Thank you to all the wonderful friends we have met through this amazing program.  We regret that our community at this time does now allow for "transient" renting of property and I unknowingly was operating outside of the zoning rules and regulations of our town.  Please continue to get outside and enjoy all the beautiful places and spaces this world has to offer and keep in touch.  We love you all!  Thank you for your support!   Bill and Amy  Enjoy your stay next to our edible forest garden on the Edge of a beautiful meadow along side the orchard of berries, nuts  and fruit trees.  Various seasons will offer you an opportunity to pick your own breakfast in our maturing establishment.   You can enjoy exploring, and examining our 7 year permacultuire food forest with chestnut seedlings already tall enough to climb , 10-foot hazels bearing buckets of nuts and a different selection of raspberries, blackberries, gooseberry, currents, golden berries, service berries and Mulberries.      Enjoy a stroll   through the meadow trail to breath in  morning views and evening fireflies and stars.  This camp area is very private but household amenities are not far away if desired.  This site is much more private than Mickelberry Forest Garden Site and the beautiful mountain view is only a small step away.  One mile away we offer nearby blue mark trails, mountain biking, lake and outdoor activities are at your fingertips and your hosts will be happy to provide any assistance needed to find or enjoy these opportunities.  The Creamery (Ferris Acres) is one of the best farm ice cream shops in the East.  We can provide breakfast upon request from our free range chickens on our kiwi lined deck with beautiful mountain views.     Come and enjoy the croak of the bullfrog and the sound of the crickets.  We are new and growing our amenities so at this time check the overview for available amenities but you can guarantee we won't disappoint.  Come visit Mickelberry Forest Garden and The Meadow's Edge our newest most private site!!! 
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Newtown , Connecticut, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Amy M.Joined in January 2018
99%
138 Ratings · 117 reviews
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Jessika B.recommends
January 22, 2023
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Exactly what we were hoping for!
Easy to find and clean/well maintained spot. Host was very responsive and a delight to work with. Highly recommended.
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Thomas W.recommends
October 31, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Amy's land was very nice. Beautiful views and nice fire pit plus picnic table etc.
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Torry C.recommends
September 26, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
We had a wonderful stay at Mickelberry Forest Gardens. The setting was truly stunning, with incredible views. Amy and Bill were such welcoming guests, and gave us great recommendations for things to do in the area. And the resident chickens and ducks were a delightful bonus to wake up to! I highly recommend this superb site for car camping.
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Lily K.recommends
September 25, 2022
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
We had such a nice time here, and Amy and her husband were such thoughtful hosts, and even helped us jump start our car when our battery died. Couldn't recommend this more!
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Darius W.recommends
August 30, 2022
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
The hosts are great and timely with their responses. They helped recommend things to do nearby and my and my dog had a great time taking the kayaks out on the lake. We only stayed one night but would have loved to stay longer. The area I stayed was pretty secluded, and didn’t even feel like I was in their backyard. Loved all the animals wandering around. Next time I’ll need to actually try the food on the farm!
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Melissa R.recommends
August 26, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
It was a lovely quiet space with a gorgeous view of a meadow. We enjoyed eating grapes and blackberries around the property and had a great time chatting with Bill & Amy!
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Marcia P.recommends
August 18, 2022
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Great Spot and Great Hosts!
Amy and Bill are terrific hosts! The property and area are beautiful. We were greeted each morning by two miniature horses, Coda the cat and Bentley the pooch! The town of Newtown has so much to offer; fine breweries, ice cream from a dairy farm, restaurants, and the most incredible historic theater! Amy and Bill offered us freshly baked zucchini bread from Bill’s sister, a tomato, and a cucumber from their garden. We enjoyed all of it! They have a large field with paths mowed in it that our dog loved running on and fresh fruits and veggies they grow that you can enjoy when in season. This HipCamp has a great location, thoughtful hosts, and privacy. We hope to return someday.
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Tomás B.recommends
August 16, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Area was grate, Amy and her husband were very nice. It was easy to locate to campsite. Would camp here again.
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Tyrone B.recommends
August 8, 2022
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Felt nice and secluded. Fire pit, picnic table, and seats available. Only down side was it’s on a slight slope.
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Kadi M.recommends
July 31, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Hosts super friendly and kind, many lovely animals to pet!
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Dante A.recommends
July 25, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
An excellent CT camping spot
We had a wonderful trip!! The space was private, peaceful and surrounded by lots of plants and animals. The hosts were lovely and made us feel right at home! I would highly recommend this location if you're looking for some camping in CT.
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Lucie F.recommends
June 26, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Therapeutic weekend
The most lovely property and hosts one can wish for! My weekend at the property was picture perfect and I can’t wait to be back soon. I have a campervan with everything I needed (including my own toilet) so everything was a breeze. There are nice hiking trails nearby, beautiful meadow right next to the spot and so many friendly animals running around (dogs, cat, chickens, geese and even a little bunny). Amy and her family were beyond nice and helpful with everything I needed. Truly a piece of paradise ❤️
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Michelle G.recommends
June 22, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Amy and her family are absolutely delightful! They made us feel welcome and showed us around their beautiful property. The views are exceptional and our camping spot was private. The only thing I regret is that we didn’t have more time to stay there. Camping on their property was definitely a highlight of our trip!
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Delia S.recommends
June 12, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
We came back for the 2nd time and will definitely be back! The place is charming, isolated, perfect to rewind. Amy and her husband are extremely kind and welcoming, and give great tips in the area. Thank you for having us again, and see you next year!
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Julia M.recommends
June 6, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Beautiful campsite & gracious host
Thank you so much to Amy for her and her family's hospitality! We loved the campsite so much, which had everything we needed, and we are so happy to have spent a relaxing evening and morning here.
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Gretchen B.recommends
June 6, 2022
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
What a wonderful camping experience! We couldn’t have asked for more. Lovely hosts, lovely land, lovely places to explore right nearby! It was an overall fantastic time.
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David O.recommends
May 23, 2022
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
What a view in the morning. Everything as described, couldn't be nicer people.
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Patrick G.recommends
October 23, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
We had a great time!!
My son and I had a wonderful experience setting up camp and enjoining the outdoors. Our hosts were more than gracious and it really is a beautiful property.
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Olivia H.recommends
October 12, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
We had a lovely stay here! The hosts were friendly and incredibly accommodating. The site was even better than we were hoping for. We would definitely stay again.
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Valeria G.recommends
September 13, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
A natural oasis by Candlewood Lake
Amy and her family were very gracious and their campsite by the meadow flanked with edible landscaping was a literal treat. It was sweet to eat the berries on the path through their well cultivated native landscaping offering privacy for the lovely campsite by the meadow, replete with a picnic table and fire circle. This was a welcome natural oasis for my dog and I in what seemed to be an otherwise rigid suburban environment close to Candlewood Lake where family was gathering.
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Ezra M.recommends
August 22, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Beautiful stay at Meadow’s Edge
Everything was perfect and exactly as advertised. Views for days.
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Delia S.recommends
August 8, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
We had an amazing week-end camping at Amy's meadow. The place is beautiful, the camp site is isolated (you don't see the house or anything else than nature), but you can still access water easily as needed. Chickens are running around happily, we ate their delicious eggs. Amy and her husband were the perfect hosts, gave us great recommendations for a hike, incredible ice cream, and the local pool. They really went above and beyond making our kids extremely happy allowing them to feed the fish, touch the turtle, play with the little kids house etc ... Fully recommended, and we will be back!
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Wai Bun W.recommends
June 30, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
My family and I had a great time in this property. It's beautiful and spacious and close to so many neat hiking areas. The cat, chicken, ducks and birds made for an excellent little spot to go an unplug for the weekend.
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Kaylyn C.recommends
June 14, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Beautiful visit with kind friendly hosts. An amazing breakfast and more stars at night than could be counted. My kids loved exploring the grounds. Highly recommend for a quick renewal and escape.
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Janice W.recommends
May 30, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Beautiful meadow, warm atmosphere
These people have a gift for hosting; we felt right at home from the moment we pulled up. The site was beautiful and well-kept. Even the cat was friendly, purring and keeping us company as we enjoyed the fire pit and sturdy picnic table. We had access to quant footpaths and a large field with room to spread out and relax. A perfect weekend!
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Andrea B.recommends
May 26, 2021
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
This place was simply perfect and has a large meadow with ample space to roam. Most of all, the hosts are such welcoming and wonderful people we felt welcome. They greeted us warmly when we arrived, although it was in the late evening. They showed us around the property and we got to know the cats, chickens, and ducks. On the first morning, we also met two beautiful box turtles. Our last night we built a fire in the firepit and were able to really unwind from the stress of the week. When it was time to check out, they helped us so we could move the car closer to the site. We were very sad to go and would definitely stay here again -- here's to hoping the zoning laws change so the property can be a Hipcamp again!
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Rivers H.recommends
May 2, 2021
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Amy was an excellent host and very communicative throughout our stay at Mickelberry. We hope to go back!
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Stephanie D.recommends
March 6, 2021
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Best Spot of 2021!
Amazing spot! Great , Generous and helpful Hosts!! Beautiful land and many options. As soon as we arrived Amy and her Husband had our campsite and fire wood set up, Our hiking maps where printed out and offered help with anything we needed! Most welcoming and accommodating hosts we’ve ever experienced. 10/10 Will book again and would recommend
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Sohan R.recommends
February 2, 2021
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Great weekend retreat!
Wonderful retreat away from the urban hustle & bustle. Wonderful hosts who helped set us up fur a campfire & grill and then let us enjoy our privacy within a phone call or text away!
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M C.recommends
January 24, 2021
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Great!!
Amy is great, she welcomed us and gave us a tour of the camping site. She also checked up on us to see if everything was okay and if we need anything.
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