Forest camping in Upstate New York

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Tilden Hill Farm

14 sites · RVs, Tents155 acres · Vernon, NY
Relax at Tilden Hill Farm its a 155 acre farm raising Black Angus Cattle it has been in the Brewer family for seven generations. Founded in 1798 by Josiah Brewer, the farm has served as a grist mill, chicken farm, cheese factory. We offer several types of site selection for your comfort. Choose from our private tent camping to relaxing RV sites. Our tent sites are quiet and scenic, just a quick walk down to the pond. Some of our sites you can park next to, but a few you will have to walk ~100 yards with your belongings. Tent sites have a porta-john and homemade outdoor shower for your enjoyment! Our RV sites have full hookups: water, electric and also a dump station.Once settled in, take a meandering walk through our 4 miles of walking trails or find your way down to our pond. Water activities are plentiful: fishing for bass, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, we accommodate it all!We look forward to seeing you at Tilden Hill Farm where you can "Experience a Family Tradition"
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Wonderland Forest

99 sites · Tents300 acres · La Fayette, NY
Wonderland Forest is located on 500 beautiful acres that overlook New York's Apple Valley. Camp Wonderland offers primitive camping sites. Home to the historic Rattlesnake Gulf and The Blue Hole, along with other waterfalls and watering holes. Spend your days exploring! In 2023 Wonderland Forest will host its 1st music events!
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Moomin Valley

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Cazenovia, NY
Nestled in the heart of Nelson, NY, this camping location offers a charming retreat surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the region. Located near Cazenovia Lake, the campsite provides easy access to water activities such as kayaking and fishing. The lush forest that envelopes the area is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, creating an immersive natural experience. Hiking trails wind through the woods, leading to stunning viewpoints that showcase the rolling hills and tranquil landscapes that define the area. As day turns to night, the serene atmosphere makes for optimal stargazing, with minimal light pollution allowing the constellations to shine brilliantly. This camping spot in Nelson, NY, offers a harmonious blend of outdoor adventure and peaceful relaxation. Complimentary firewood included with each reservation.
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Orion’s Retreat

7 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Blossvale, NY
23 acres walking trails and field , bought and developed by Tony and Loretta Baker in 2009 Was a former plant farm and still has an abundance of wild flowers and berries Private , quiet and a great place for relaxing and star gazing Learn more about this land: 20 acres of ponds woods streams  large open field for fire and star gazing , Out houses , Oneida lake mins away and two different stores close by .Message seller for cost of RV or pop ups
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Bramble Hill

3 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Fabius, NY
Bramble Hill is situated in beautiful Central New York just off Route 20- Cherry Valley Turnpike and between the quaint villages of Cazenovia and Skaneateles. Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard is a 20 minute drive for after concert camping. Our close proximity to Syracuse and Ithaca is convenient for our guests. Please google map the address vs using the Hipcamp directions. We lease some of our property to local farmers but otherwise the land is in a relatively natural state. We enjoy the blue birds and other wildlife, our gardens and the views, and hope you will too! Bramble Hill is also available for family and wedding related photo shoots and you'll see some of these photos that showcase the property. Please note that photos are from over the years and changes may have occurred. Feel free to ask questions about the site. Pitch your tent on a quiet hillside overlooking the majestic green hills of CNY.  After a day on trails, paddling, swimming, antiquing or taking in the quaint nearby villages or a local concert, return to your own private sanctuary with spectacular sunsets and gentle breezes to lull you to sleep.  If you are looking for a place to unwind, unplug, relax and connect with nature, you have found the place. We love to see your photos of your campsite.  Please feel free to post!
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Twisted Trails

10 sites · RVs13 acres · Williamstown, NY
Come and enjoy the great outdoors! With plenty to do or not it’s up to you. Trails to explore a brook to splash in fields and forest to frolic in with a few beautiful views. I only ask that if you bring it in take it with you. Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home, either without shelter or using basic shelter such as a tent or a recreational vehicle. Typically participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment or an educational experience. The night (or more) spent outdoors distinguishes camping from day-tripping, picnicking, and other similarly short-term recreational activities. Camping as a recreational activity became popular among elites in the early 20th century. With time, it grew in popularity among other socioeconomic classes. Modern campers frequent publicly owned natural resources such as national and state parks, wilderness areas, and commercial campgrounds. In a few countries, such as Sweden and Scotland, public camping is legal on privately-held land as well. Camping is a key part of many youth organizations around the world, such as Scouting, which use it to teach both self-reliance and teamwork.
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Rashid Fields Farm

4 sites · Tents48 acres · Lafayette, NY
This is a family farm on 48 acres, with access to hiking the snow mobile trails that run over a couple of hundred miles. We have horses and alpacas to pet and visit, a few sheep and chickens, and a couple of Scottish Highland Cows. Close drive to swimming, hiking, shopping and museums. Away from the city, cozy and country. Come out and visit! Learn more about this land:This is a family farm on 48 acres, with access to hiking the snow mobile trails that run over a couple of hundred miles. We have horses, sheep and cows to pet and visit, a few ducks and chickens, and a rabbits. Parking is at the house, walk in to campsite. If you need help, we will gladly load up the tractor and escort you to the sites.Swimming at a state park/lake is a 5 mile drive, and there are other hiking trails within about a 20 minute drive. You can pitch a tent of your own, or borrow one of ours here by the house, or further out by the creek. Each campsite has a fire pit for your use.Restroom is available just inside the house if needed, and potable water is available via pump or hose outside the house or at the barn. We have a couple of dogs on sight, and we like to visit with folks - let us know if you want to socialize or not and we'll respect that. Your dogs are welcome, but please keep them leashed. Chickens like to run away, and dogs like to chase them. If you are traveling with horses, please contact us! We can provide turn out or possible stalls for you, if your shots are current (proof required). *fees apply depending on requirements.
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Milk & Honey Homestead

4 sites · Lodging10 acres · Camden, NY
We are a small homestead with some goats, ducks and chickens, we live in an off grid Tiny cabin and rent out another tiny cabin. We are nestled comfortably in the woods. Road that goes through the woods and opens into picturesque meadow. Close to nature hikes, lakes and rivers for fishing. Perfect spot to unwind, enjoy some quiet time
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Smyrna Lake Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Smyrna, NY
The site is located on a private lake (90 acres). Campsite sits on 7 acres of woods only a few hundred feet from the lake & dock. No more RV sites in the property, only one spot. It is quiet, private and relaxing. The vibe of the lake is to chill and relax, laud activities not encourage. No motorboats allowed on lake for a more relaxing experienced. Bass fishing is amazing and the water is perfect for swimming. An aluminum canoe is available. Next to the campsite you will have a nice fire pit with Adirondack chairs, plenty of firewood for sale at a low cost. Dogs allowed, maximum party of 4. Water, sewer and electrical hookups. Wi-Fi its free. No bathrooms or showers in the premises. Exact location: 42.69024° N, 75.64003° W -Camp entrance is on the left-hand side on Cherrywood way (107 is the address #). There will be a brown cabin (empty) in the center of the property. Checkout these videos of the property: video of the lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss6Iq_FjlOU video of campsite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wvm3nQjhCU
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Tug Hillbilly Homestead

3 sites · TentsCamden, NY
We are homesteaders living the dream. We want to share the beauty of our property and the simple life with others. Love to teach and share our lifestyle while you relax in the beauty of the woods. Check us out on instagram TughillbillyhomesteadLearn more about this land:Primitive camping areas in hardwood forest on our homestead. Homestead and self sufficient family willing to teach those interested in the lifestyle.
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Fiddlehead Grove

4 sites · Lodging, Tents80 acres · West Monroe, NY
Nestled at the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, you can enjoy nature’s bounty by hiking, birdwatching, tenting, hanging out campfire side, or walking our meditation labyrinth. Three rustic campsites and a lean to shelter to choose from, as well as 80 acres of unfettered wilderness to explore. We’ll see you soon!
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Fox Hollow Salmon River Camping

10 sites · RVs, TentsAltmar, NY
Just a great location to go Salmon fishing or kick back & relax.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent 5 minutes from the Salmon River, take a short walk & start fishing in the summer (June, July, August) for Small Mouth Bass, Atlantic Salmon, or a summer run Steelhead. September & October world class King & Coho Salmon, mid October thru May is Steelhead fishing. In just a short 10 minute drive you can visit the Salmon River hatchery & 5 minutes up the road from there is the Salmon River Falls.
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Forest camping in Upstate New York guide

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Looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of the forest? Hipcamp offers over 3,985 camping options in Upstate New York, perfect for nature enthusiasts. Whether you're a history buff, wildlife watcher, or horseback rider, you'll find the ideal campsite to suit your preferences. The Heron Campground (348 reviews), Magic Forest Farm (317 reviews), and BeaverWood Farm (no children) (251 reviews) are some of the top-rated options to consider. With popular amenities like showers, campfires, and trash facilities, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plus, with an average price per night of $45 and options as low as $10, you can find a campsite that fits your budget. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure in Upstate New York!

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