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Camps of the Pioneers

· Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine
7 acres hosted by Jedidah M.
2 lodging sites · 6 RV/tent sites
Near Acadia National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Thompson Island Information Center.
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Our property has a history detailed in the arrowheads and other Wabanaki artifacts found around the property. European settlers have also left clues behind of the shipbuilding industry and 1700's culture. Experience a bit of natural immersion and enjoy the endless opportunities for outdoor recreation while camping in the northern forests of Downeast Maine! We use our 6 acre property to focus on producing organically grown herbs, fruit, vegetables for local markets. We're finally making available the properties scenic brooks, forests and meadows to folks seeking to experience a truly unforgettable, countryside retreat. *firewood is available for free on site We’re just off the beaten path in an agricultural and fishing community on the Union River, 20 minutes drive from Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island. See what our other guests have had to say about their stays- “It’s an experience I would repeat with pleasure. Difficult to be short about my highlights: hearing the loon at night certainly, waking up with the quarter moon over my head, seeing the progression in changing colors of the leaves,the views from Mount Cadillac, and Beech Wood trail, Jordan Pond and the Bubbles,so many things really.” - Christine from Montpelier, France, Sept 2021. "We were so at peace when we got here we just spent the rest of the day hanging at the yurt enjoying the peace and quiet today we are heading to the ocean!"- Jody from New Hampshire, July 2021. "We could not have found a more idyllic place, plus it was our first experience in a yurt. We found your notes about Acadia super helpful and the yurt was just so beautiful and cozy. Having a hot bath and a little fire in the wood stove after a day of biking the Carriage Roads and swimming at Sand Beach could not have been more perfect. So glad we were at the yurt to enjoy the area and Acadia. We had an incredible stay and are hoping to come back next summer."- Jenn & Neil, August 2020.
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414 ratings · 313 reviews
Jennifer S.recommends
July 7, 2024
Pioneer Cottage Near Acadia
Quiet space in the trees
Great property, cool space with lots of tree coverage. Camp and yurt spots have enough space in between for quiet and privacy. Common composed for bathroom. Great space for fire. Bring your own firewood. Jedidiah has good recommendations for hiking spots that are not as busy/crowded. Close enough to town for easy access to shopping and Acadia. Slight road noise in distant. Not noticeable or bothersome.
Jocelyn G.recommends
July 6, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
Jedidiah was very friendly and shared lots of great recommendations for nearby Ellsworth — which is very near and very cute. I was in the most private tent camping spot in back — a nice quiet location in the forest (if a little buggy). I enjoyed the setting & the proximity to Acadia. Pro tip for those on extended camping trips: You can take a shower at the Ellsworth YMCA for $5. ; )
Craig B.recommends
July 6, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
Jedidah showed us around as soon as we got there so we werent lost looking for our site, and had a lot of amenities like firewood and water.
Meghan C.recommends
July 5, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
We had an amazing time! Very cozy walk in site just close enough to Acadia and Bar Harbor to enjoy the area without being in the midst of the crowds. Jedidiah was very friendly and helpful. Excellent place to spend a few days away!
Camille K.recommends
July 3, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
Jedidiah was super cool and had helpful hints about where to go to explore the area! He generously provided us some firewood and fresh well water for drinking! Perfect quiet spot to camp. Would definitely recommend and come back again!
Dylan W.recommends
July 2, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
Very chill and straight forward campground . No complaints . The pictures aren’t what you should expect but beautiful none the less.
Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Passamaquoddy, Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy), N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis), and Penobscot First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Jedidah M.

Joined in June 2016
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