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Vermont Ranch & Riverside Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Moretown, VT
⛰ 🐦Wake to the sound of bird calls and water in this private retreat, situated squarely on the confluence of 2 rivers. Eventually, once part of a much larger working merino sheep farm owned by the Cobb family in the 1700s-1800’s, part of the land transitioned to a dairy cow farm operation, c.1940. Today, we steward 10 acres specially designed with horses in mind. Adjacent to a 40-acre cornfield on one side and Mt. Cobb on the other, with sweeping views our place overlooks the confluence of the Mad and Winooski Rivers. From here, you can mountain bike or hoof it to access miles of trails and bucolic scenery. Come visit this gateway to the Scenic Mad River Valley! 🌲🏊🐟The Swimming/Fishing/Tenting site ("site 1") is perched directly aside the Mad River and the Sweet Meadow Side site ("site 2") is just a 2-minute walk across the grassy meadow and down the secluded riverside path to our beloved Mad River beach. This is a semi-private beach, naturally divided and hidden from our other semi-private beach sites. Swim, tube, fish and relax up or down the river and confluence. 👢👓 Get curious about the history of this place by checking out the old abandoned Massey Furgeson hay baler tucked in the woods, the Cobb family cemetery, and more gems from many years gone by. Leave from either site on foot to access a sweet trail that travels along the river, over a private bridge, down a beautiful dirt road and into the forest. 🚴 Our property is located on the CROSS VERMONT TRAIL: "a multi-use path connecting communities, and the natural areas in between - across Vermont!" Check out their website (Cross Vermont Trail Association) for maps, guides, events and outings! Many adventurists also enjoy nearby, mountainous and beloved trails: Camel's Hump, The Long Trail, Mt. Mansfield, Stowe Pinnacle, Smuggler's Notch and more. There are a plethora of shorter, scenic and gentle hikes in our region, "the crossroads and recreation center of Vermont"! We are located just 2 miles from Interstate 89 and we reside on Vermont State Route 100B, allowing ease of access to points North, South, East and West Explore our on-site activity offerings: 🐴 Introduction Session: Get acquainted with our horses, tour the barn, and learn about equine-guided education and grooming. $45 for 1 hour for 1-6 people. 🐴 Horsemanship and Riding Lessons: Learn non-forceful bareback and bit-less leading and mounted techniques step by step. $100/hour or $150/1.5 hours for 1-2 people. 🐴 Family Team Building-Bonding (Most Popular): Enjoy an adventurous, fun, and challenging experience together as a family with exercises and activities facilitated by Lucinda. Non-mounted equine guided education at its best! $250 for 2.5 hours. These rates are discounted for our onsite Hipcampers 🙏🏼 Visit our website for more details: Horses and Pathfinders dot com. We'd love to hear from you! You are welcome to review all the varied, detailed and descriptive reviews and photos from other guests' experiences. This is a working ranch and sometimes equipment is running, but never for more than an hour at a time. Horses are on site and they have full access to this property. If you have an untrained, young or problematic dog, please consider a long lead line and read the dog rules and limits carefully. This is not a deep-woods, wilderness site. Please review the map and note our proximity to the interstate and the route where we reside. ❤️ Many guests, families and couples return here year after year as their destination vacation and getaway. We welcome you to experience what they enjoy so much -- right on site and in this special region, the heart of Vermont. ❤️
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Riverfront

3 sites · Tents8 acres · Keene, NY
Ausable riverfront sites. Close proximity to hiking, kayaking, fishing, mt biking and lake placid. High peaks within a 5 minute drive. Please when you arrive, don’t go up Manning’s way!!! Neighbors are getting aggravated. We are across the street from Manning’s way on the river side of the road. Message me for physical address
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Islands Base Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents180 acres · South Hero, VT
Conserved by the South Hero Land Trust, the historic Sawyer Bay Farm on the Island of South Hero was converted to grazing beef cattle. Our farm name is Health Hero Farm. We practice intensive planned grazing, moving the cattle daily to fresh grass. The herd may be near the campsites or completely out of sight, somewhere on our 180 acres. While we were building a house, we camped in the equipment shed during the summer and grew to value its convenience. Joan's enjoyment of cycling inspired her to designate the farm stand as a "bike stop" where visitors could buy a snack, get water, fix their bikes and use the unique islands amenity of a composing toilet in a converted ice fishing shack. South Hero is an agricultural island, as well as a summer tourist destination with numerous outdoor activities. It is also only a half-hour away from Burlington, and the drive is pleasurable. Pitch your tent, stow your gear under cover and explore all the islands have to offer. Yes, this is a summer destination, with great cycling, boating and swimming. We are a grass-fed beef operation, Health Hero Farm, on the island of South Hero. (You can read more about us on our farm website. ) Our farm is on the bike route around the islands, with access to many other vacation activities. Pitch your tent in the farmstead or in half of our empty equipment shed 30' x 60'. Or tool on down the farm road and be alone with the cattle and grass. In the shed, which is open on the north side, you have shelter from the rain, sun and wind. We have two campsites that can share a microwave, hot plate, refrigerator, camp sink and coffee maker in the barn. Lots of storage under roof for bikes and luggage. Our composting toilet (from Natures Head Composting Toilet) is a unique amenity -- installed in a retired ice-fishing shack (on skis). During the busy summer months, we may have a port-o-let (a.k.a. port-a-potty) with professional service. In the winter, the equipment shed is not available. We rent out vehicle and boat storage in the equipment shed and cannot accommodate camping there. However, we have ample parking for RVs at any time of the year. And if you are an experienced snow camper, we have several locations to choose from. We have a farm stand where you can buy a few snacks. If you want to try our beef, we'll be happy to show you our freezers. We are 2 miles from a convenience store that packs an amazing array of products into a small space. We are close to a gem of a public beach, a winery (Snow Farm Vineyard), apple orchards, a public school playground, and miles of scenic driving. Local farmers markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays offer some of the best produce from these agricultural islands. We also own 1000' frontage on Lake Champlain, which you may enjoy. It is difficult to access, but affords privacy and serenity. We allow campfires on the gravel areas of the farm and on the beach, where you can gather dead wood. If you want to host a large group, you will need to reserve both campsites and rent a port-o-let (Vermont's lingo for porta-potty) if we don't already have one. Additional fees might apply. There is no RV electrical hookup; however, the equipment shed has electric outlets for your use. Additional fees apply for energy intensive appliances, such as heaters or air conditioners. There is no water hookup; however, we can fill your tanks with a hose from a potable water supply. Generators are not allowed, unless you are sufficiently distanced from other campers and our neighbors. Other accommodations may be available. Just ask! We have many resources, and want you to have a great visit.
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Willow Hill Farm and Mountains

23 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents375 acres · Keeseville, NY
Willow Hill Farm is a family-run working horse farm. We train , teach, board horses, and run a day camp. We had a resident camp for 40 years. We have mountains in our backyard and the Au Sable River with world class fishing bordering our meadow for a half mile. Great swimming there, also! We are 45 minutes from Lake Placid and 30 minutes from Plattsburgh. Montreal and Burlington, VT are a 1.5 hour drive. Lake Champlain is 15 minutes away. Hiking, boating, and swimming are all close, and riding lessons are available on the farm. Most hip camp sites are where resident campers stayed. There are two sleeping cabins with many bunks. Each has two small rooms where a counselor slept and one large room. There are screened windows with shutters on all sides and screen doors without locks on each end. There are electrical outlets and over head lights in the cabins. We have plans to improve the cabins. Past the cabins is the Green with 4 loose stone firepits. Across from the cabins is the shower house with four hot showers, sink, and toilets. Showers and toilets have closed stalls. Currently, the water system is above ground and will not work in freezing temps. We are installing an outhouse for year round use. All water is from our excellent well. On each side of the former(closed) dining are spots. There are electrical outlets on the outside of the dining hall. People with campers may like to park in the riding arena near the barnyard. There are outlets, but no toilets. Good water is available from the barns. Lovely views of sky and mountains! We also have a beautiful 50 acre field with an outlet, but no well. We will be putting an outhouse there. Excellent sky viewing here. This is where we jump and train our horses. is
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Thornhill Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents406 acres · Greensboro Bend, VT
Come stay on our diversified farm! We grow winter rye. There are trails to hike nearby on Barr Hill and a great view. Swimming is nearby in Caspian Lake. Hill Farmstead brewery is just over a mile away.
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Adirondack Acres Trail & Camps

2 sites · Tents80 acres · Keeseville, NY
Adirondack Acres has about 80 acres of vast unexplored territory where there are deer, bear, coyotes and a variety of wild birds. We are off the grid heading towards Lake Placid New York. If you are lucky, you might get a glimpse of Whiteface Mountain, which is the Olympic Mountain of the East. Our property extends across the road to the top of Cold Spring Mountain. DUE TO RECENT CONDITIONS WALK IN ONLY!!!! If you go towards Keeseville, Ausable Chasm is 5 minutes away, The Grand Canyon of the East. During Summer FREE LIVE MUSIC ON THE GREEN every Friday 6pm-8pm, in our little town of Keeseville NY, Adirondack maps of hikes and trails will be in our tiny shop, up on the wall, inside from the elements of mother nature along with extra CATS TRAILS MAPS and other local interests in our area. Learn more about this land: Walk Adirondack Acres Trail to the end and you will find a beautiful private natural beach on the shores of the Au sable River, which is well known for the best place in the world for fly fishing. We are pet friendly about a ten-to-15-minute walk to your car and all that is left is you and nature. We are right in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains on the way towards Whiteface Mountain with spectacular views. Our toilet accommodations are set up at the Meet and Greet area in the tiny stand or you are welcome to bring your own if ours is not suitable. Maple fields and Stewarts Shops both have full indoor bathrooms for the public. wi-fi password is available if you ask us for it. Campsite numbers available this year will be Site2 which is left, we are planning to OPEN second site which will be on the right side, Site1, when it is finished. In the middle of Summer, you can ask about it. Only 1 site is open, Site2, on the entire land at this time. This year we have changed a few things and we have added some changes hoping to improve every year and we hope you have a wonderful time here on our beautiful land that we are very blessed to share and enjoy, with you our Hip camp, friends! We have it as a 10-to-15-minute Walk in depending on where you park, for vehicles with no 4x4. We are requiring 4x4 and some clearance to be able to drive up to the site. Wood is FREE off the land; we suggest bringing wood for the first campfire especially if it has been raining. You can look for firewood on our land and we have it available where we Meet and Greet. Arnold's grocery, is a small mom and pop store with 375 different kinds of beer, wood, and local art. Maple fields grocery store and Stewart's stores also has gas, grocery, wood, and both have restrooms. And just to be extra safe when we meet and greet to show a group down to the river, we will be staying at least 6 feet apart and not shaking hands be smart, be safe. We want you to be able to experience nature to its fullest.
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Onion River Campground

8 sites · Tents23 acres · Plainfield, VT
Onion River Campground is connected with Onion River Intentional Community. We hold events throughout our season, which runs from May 1st through October 31st. We offer spacious sites along the Winooski River, or come find a private nook tucked up in the apple orchard, next to the plum tree by the pond, or in the high meadow. Our amenities include: 26 spacious sites for rigs: 24 W/E and 6 W/E/S Plus 23 acres of private tenting options Owner-operated River access: Great fishing, wading, tubing, swimming Orchards and greenhouse: Join us for the harvest Trails, meadows, waterfall access Bathouse, free hot showers, free dumping Commercial party tent for functions Please keep in mind: We charge by the tent, not by the site.
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Bridgeview Harbour Marina

5 sites · RVs, Tents33 acres · Port Henry, NY
Bridgeview Harbour Marina is a family owned and operated full service marina on the Adirondack shore of Lake Champlain Established in 2020 the Marina provides seasonal and overnight slips and moorings to boaters, fisherman, and lake-goers in addition to camping and an on-site cafe. Marina services are available May thru October each year, with other events and services available throughout the year. The marina is set on 33 acres along Lake Champlain and hosts ~4150 feet of lake-frontage. Prior to becoming a marina in 1989, the property was home to a very large Iron Foundry, rail yard, and barge-loading operation known as Cedar Point. Cedar point, part of the larger Witherbee-Sherman Mining Company, operated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries smelting iron ore to be shipped throughout the world via the Lake Champlain Canal and Hudson River, and is credited with providing iron to some of America's leading projects at the time. Some remains of the sites industrious past can be observed throughout the property. From Father's Day to Labor Day, the Marina hosts the Port Henry Waterfront Farmers' Market every Friday between 5PM and 8PM. The Market features farms, makers, artists, food trucks and Live Music every week. You can check out our live lake camera and weather station info at our website https://www.bridgeviewharbour.com/weather
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Cloud 9 campsite Fairlee VT

2 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Fairlee, VT
We live in the beautiful wooded area in fairlee vt with beautiful views of the ascutney mountains . Learn more about this land: You will be camping at our cloud 9 campsite which private and peaceful! The site is located behind many large pine trees in the upper part of the field across from our house which is hidden and cannot be viewed from the campsite. You can connect with wifi at the wifi sign near the beginning of the campsite road. We have a few hiking trails on Blood brook road one of which you can walk to from our home and it’s only a very short distance away. We are located 3 miles from Lake Fairlee Public beach also known as Treasure Island so bring your swimsuit! We are also within 5 minutes of the Lake Fairlee boat launch so feel free to bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy a paddle around our beautiful lake.
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Romantic Lake George View!

1 site · Tent21 acres · Ticonderoga, NY
Learn more about this land:Are you ready for Breathtaking Beauty and Refreshing Mountain Air? Located in the Eastern Adirondacks in the beautiful town of Hague, New York this is an ideal setting for the ultimate romantic camping experience. With incredible views of the Adirondack Mountains and stunning views of Lake George, enjoy this rustic experience high atop your own private camping area. Let the crackle of a campfire and the soothing sounds of an evening in the woods stimulate your senses. Encapsulate yourself in this experience by spending your anniversary high atop this camping retreat or surprise your sweetheart by proposing with the picturesque beauty of Lake George as your backdrop. Enjoy roasting s’mores in the fire ring provided or relax while you and your sweetheart gaze at the stars. The acreage is bordered by the Hague Brook on one side and it is nestled against 51 acres of state land behind the camp site. There is also a quaint stream running through the property as well. Enjoy a nice hike up to the camping area accompanied by guide ropes. There are nearby activities (see list) with easy access to scenic drives, historic sites, and attractions. Great for families with children 8 years and above. Don’t forget to check out the Hague Brook waterfall a few minutes’ walk on route 8.*This camp site is only accessible on foot and is 190 ft hike from the parking spot. You must be able to use ropes to hike up a 50-60 degree incline. This is not appropriate for small children. You will want to get there during daylight hours so you can safely find the site.Fun Facts: * Benjamin Franklin camped in Hague twice during the American Revolution. *Sam Ackerman discovered natural graphite in the area in 1887 the basis for the Ticonderoga No. 2 pencil. See Graphite Mountain. *Major Robert Rogers made his historic escape sliding down what is now famously known as Roger’s slide.Nearby Activities: Fire House Restaurant (transformed from a real firehouse), a deli and convenience store, Maplefields Gas that offers hot showers, Hague Town Beach with lifeguard, and playground all within walking distance, Elephant Rock, Rogers Rock State Park Day Use area, Buck Mountain, Five Nations Miniature Golf, LaChute River Walk, hiking, a boat dock at the beach where you can rent or bring your own boat or jet ski, kayaking, canoeing, parasailing, fireworks on Lake George, concerts, arts and crafts. Don’t forget to check out the Hague Brook waterfall a few minutes walk on route 8 across the street from the property.Amenities: Bathrooms at Hague Town Beach (300 yards away) Passive water collection via blue rain barrel (not suitable for drinking), A shower platform is provided.  You will need to bring a shower bag and tent system or the beach is minutes away.  Picnic Table Insulated Tent Platform approx. 16x12 with D rings and astro turf.   A Fire Ring surrounded with bench seating Plenty of down trees for firewood Level parking, right off the road Rake, shovel, and broom provided for use while on property Items you will need to bring: Solar Shower Bag and Tent system.  Be sure to bring Gloves and sneakers for the hike Garbage bags and ability to pack out garbage Drinking Water Bug Spray And all other necessary camping needs not included in Amenities list. *If you forget anything, the convenience store is at the bottom of property, across street. They have a deli, grocery items, and camping supplies. You will love this rustic retreat nestled high above the babbling Hague Brook with its majestic views of the Adirondack Mountains and its beautiful view of the crystal clear waters of Lake George. Perfect for any nature lover or the romantic in you. Be sure to book now and discover your own little piece of heaven in historic Hague, New York. This is truly the best private camp site overlooking Lake George! Come share our little piece of paradise!
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Wonderlost Homestead

2 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Brandon, VT
Wonderlost homestead is nestled in the small beautiful and artistic town of Brandon Vermont. With the total amenities of privacy and a beautiful property with a stunning view of the green mountains, yet the complete convenience of having town with in a stones throw . Literally! Located 17 mins from Middlebury , 50 mins from Burlington, 45 mins from killington and 25 from Rutland In the summer on weeknights and weekend evenings , more likely than not you will hear the live music from town almost as if you’re right there listening . We encourage decent volumed music and all the laughter you can, we just ask out of decency to our neighbors to keep it down after 10pm on weeknights and 11:30 on weekends. (Yelling/inconveniently loud music) We have fire pits located at your site, and a communal one on the main property level. Water is accessible by hose on the main property level as well. Enjoy petting the goats Thelma and sally struthers , and getting to know them, or our dog and security guard / herder (but very loving and non aggressive ) Odin. If you’d prefer not to be on the woods, we also have the top property field where you have an amazing view of the green mountains along with the rest of the main property and gardens. We sell organic vinegars, beeswax wraps, pickled Veg, ramp salts & butter spreads , and stone ground organic mustards on site, so don’t be afraid to ask ! Enjoy your evening watching the sun go down on the mountains with a glass of wine up by the gardens in a lawn chair, or fishing the neshobe and cooking your catch riverside with a cold beer . (We have a kayak on the beach for our customers to use when available) there is a fire pit located at each site. Hiking, swimming ,skiing snow shoeing and thousands of miles of trails are all conviently located within a 5-50 min drive with SO MANY lakes and mountains and trails to choose from. We are in the works of building our outhouse and solar showers so currently we supply you during your stay with us : a solar shower bag, a compost bucket toilet with compostable bags,hand sanitizer and a food scrap bucket w/ lid (food scraps only please) we have a compost area where you can discard the food waste on property . Currently we ask you follow the “carry in carry out”policy with trash. We can’t wait to meet you! And someone is usually here 23/7 to help you with whatever you might need. You won’t regret stopping by Wonderlost regardless of if it’s last minute 1 night pass through, or a week long stay.
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Kickin' Up Dust Farm

3 sites · Lodging, Tents8 acres · Schuyler Falls, NY
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