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
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.
- 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%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Country roads and the AirLine Rail Trail is easily accessible. Ride for MILES!
At nearby locations: Hampton Reservoir and Goodwin Forest.
Trout fishing in the Little River in Hampton and Natchaug Forest.
We can't guarantee any special siting, but the woods are alive with birds.
Natural features you'll find at Fernwood 2 in Connecticut.
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
There is a pull-in that is a gravel/rock base. Please park on the right side.
Places to see near Alan F.’s Land
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Great woods, fishing and biking
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!
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!
A great site and stay.
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.
Cushy and quiet camping
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!
Snowy winter wonderland
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.
Perfect spot, will stay again.
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.
Most accommodating host
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.