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
Walk to listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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 the Little River in Hampton and 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.

Wetlands

In wet weather, this campsite may be very mushy. We suggest Fernwood as a lovely alternative if you find Fernwood 2 closed for ...Read more

Driveway

There is a pull-in that is a gravel/rock base. Please park on the right side.

Forest

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Hipcamper Jeffrey

Amazing. peroid.

Jeffrey T.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2021

Amazing place to stay. SO QUIET!!!!. the owners were amazing at responding to any answers we had.

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Hipcamper Christopher

Great woods, fishing and biking

Christopher B.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

Staying at Alan’s was great! Campsite was comfy and all the firewood chopped and ready was a real luxury. We had the good fortune of meeting Alan, who gave had information about fly fishing spots and shared about the history and future of his beautiful property, which is quite interesting! We highly recommend this spot for a quite hang and access to great biking (road & mountain) and fishing!

Hipcamper J
J C.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

What a wonderful experience! It was a little confusing to find it at first, but once we located the kiosk, it was easy.
The port o let was relatively clean, except for some mice that made it a home. Lol
There was PLENTY of firewood provided that was covered from the rain, thank you Alan. It had POURED all the way up to when we arrived, but remained beautiful for the rest of the weekend. We were so happy! There are so many walking trails around as well. We saw a few people enjoying the trails, they were all super friendly. The house across the street was a wee bit close and they were running heavy machinery ALL WEEKEND. That was the only drawback, but all in all we still give this site a 10+
We never met our host, but he was great with responding. We can't wait to go back!

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Hipcamper Jeffrey

A great site and stay.

Jeffrey H.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

A great site and well maintained and set up. Quiet dead end location and private and secluded but easy to get out if you want. Trails are mere steps away to break up the day. Would highly recommend to others and will look forward to going again this winter. Alan was a gracious host and accommodated everything i needed.

Hipcamper Julien

Cushy and quiet camping

Julien H.
recommends this listing.
April 1st, 2021

The site is right next to some amazing hikes! The ground is flat and well maintained and there is plenty of firewood to keep you going. Alan and Joan were very helpful in guiding us where to explore. Thank you!

Hipcamper William

Beautiful secluded site

William W.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2021

Beautiful spot right on the edge of miles of great hiking. Nice level spot for tents and nice fireplace with ample wood.

Hipcamper William

Snowy winter wonderland

William W.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2021

Beautiful winter wonderland last weekend. The host Alan was easy to work with and provided us with plenty of wood to keep us warm as it got down to the teens overnight. Great woods to snowshoe on and very quiet. Would recommend this and we are already booked for another weekend.

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 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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Awards

Best in 2021 Connecticut
Finalist
Property
Alan F.’s Land
State
Connecticut
Country
United States
$39/night
1 Site