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Fernwood on Alan F.’s Land

· Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut
43 acres hosted by Alan F.
2 RV/tent sites
Best in Connecticut: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
There are several options for setting up your tent. You will be the only ones at Fernwood, or Fernwood 2 unless we happen to be up working on the land.  No matter where you set up you'll have your own private fire pit, and level ground for your tent(s).  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.  Hampton also has a general store that has simple food, frozen dinners that Kara will heat up for you, gifts, and awesome Ice Cream Sodas! ( https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085946253543&mibextid=LQQJ4d )  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.
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Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nipmuc First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Alan F.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 13 hours
62 ratings · 42 reviews
William W.recommends
December 3, 2023
Fernwood 2
Cool Rainy weekend
As always, a very clean and good size spot. Only saw two people all weekend.
Eric S.recommends
November 14, 2023
Great camping spot
My girlfriend and I rented a campervan and drove down to Connecticut. Alan's place was the perfect place to stay for the night, and had several options for parking the van. There is a nice firepit there at the campsite and he has wood and water for sale. We had some initial trouble finding the place, but Alan was very responsive and helped us right away. There is also a public park right up the road, within walking distance from the campsite. The porta-poty toilet was very clean! We hope to return sometime.
Naomie T.recommends
October 29, 2023
Camping fun
I took my boyfriend here for his first ever camp (he's a city boy) and we BOTH loved it! The best part was the neighbors Donkeys down the road. It was so quiet, relaxing and the beautiful fresh air blowing. The ground is perfect for tenting⛺️. Alan was extremely kind during our conversations and probably one of the most kind Hearted people I've spoken to on here. It was such a joy to be there. We will absolutely be booking again in the future.
Mirit R.recommends
October 24, 2023
Fernwood 2
I had a wonderful experience on Alan's site! Even with a little rain, the scenery was stunning and walking the trails on the nearby preserve was a wonderful way to spend the day. Alan was very communicative and clear as well. Would definitely go back or recommend to a friend!
George M.recommends
October 8, 2023
Fernwood 2
Best location I've ever camped at!
My group and I stayed at Fernwood 2, and had an awesome time. It's secluded, it's serene, and is located near a great hiking trail. There is also a farm nearby, and the sound of a braying donkey was a welcome and humorous surprise. Our weekend was littered with rainfall, and we did notice some pooling next to the stone driveway before the fire pit, but lucky for us we pitched our tents closer to the treeline and away from that area. Alan is a great host. He kept in touch before the visit and remained available during our stay to answer questions that popped up. He was also very kind in inviting us to extend our stay by a couple hours to enjoy a much needed fire to warm our bones before departing after a chilly night of constant rain. We would absolutely recommend Fernwood to everyone.
Jennifer N.recommends
September 10, 2023
Fernwood 2
This is our 2nd time here. We have camped at both sites & loved them. Can’t wait to go back!
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