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New Gloustria

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· New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine
30 acres hosted by Jason B.
2 tent sites
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Megquier place as they used to call it. Built in 1775, Megquier farm was the first homestead in the town of New Gloucester. The house here is supposedly the oldest in New Gloucester. Situated on originally 60 now 30 acres of woodland, with trails of all sorts that weave through the property which is surrounded by mostly farmland and wooded terrain. The Megquier family who built the house had relations with local indigenous people trading cider from their orchard. They also were known to be rebellious towards English rule at the time and were involved in the local militia leading to the revolutionary war against English rule. Proof of which lies in some historic photos of family members dressed in militia uniform right in front of my house way back when. Furthermore, construction of the house itself violated the kings rule that no tree over two feet in diameter marked by the kings agents was to be harvested. However, the roof sheathing in the house are two feet wide at least. Interesting to review the history of mast landing in Freeport Maine, just a few miles away. More recent undocumented history of this property is just as interesting. I’m told that during the Vietnam war period, many people resided here in commune to resist the draft for that illegal war. They camped along what was once a pond here on a sunny hillside with towering Hemlock trees. Proof of which lies just under the ground such as old beer bottle and cans from that time as well as the rusted front end of an old International Harvester bus similar the one Ken Keasey and the merry pranksters drove around the US with. Pretty cool. I’m told that this place has a cool vibe to it, in the house and around the property. Hopefully I’m keeping that intact. After 7 years here I’ve created a network of trails for biking, skiing and exploring. I’ve carved out a nice high and dry hilltop camp with two 12’x12’ platforms and a composting outhouse. It’s situated on the most isolated area of the property. It’s quiet, private and gets great afternoon/evening light. Totally chill place to isolate. And mountain bike. There are approximately 7 kilometers of private bike trails to explore and more always being created. Very close to other local biking trial networks via some road sections or a quick shuttle to other trailheads. Also there’s a decent little sandy swimming hole a mile down the road. This camp is brand new this summer. I’m hoping to attract people who love mountain biking. Learn more about this land: Winter camping available. Private isolated campsite on 30 acres. Great bike trails. Wooded dry hilltop campsite with privacy and seclusion. I’ve constructed two 12’x12’ platforms at the top of the hill along with a custom built composting outhouse and huge stone fire pit.  Bike down your choice of trails into my network right from the site. Park your vehicle in the field near the trailhead and hike in to the camp or bring your four wheel drive vehicle right to the site. Utility cart available. I will provide all the wood you need for a campfire. As well as a water source located at the field. Approximately 7 kilometers of trail and counting. Bring your dog so long as it is behaved. You’ll be able to bike directly from here all the way to Bradbury Mountain state park and back (about 3-4 hrs) or easily drive to multiple trail networks. Pineland Farms located 1 mile away. 15 minutes to Bradbury Mountain state park. 20 minutes to Freeport Maine and LL Bean. 30 minute drive to downtown Portland. 10 minute drive to the nearest store. You’ll be all by yourself out there but close enough to hear the road nearby. You may see people riding a bike down on the main trail but you’ll be all set on top of the camp hill. I’ve created this one awesome refined site. There’s a lot of room here and plenty of spots for primitive camping. Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.
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New Gloucester , Cumberland, Maine, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jason B.Joined in March 2018
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Ashleigh M.recommends
September 3, 2023
Field view
I have never had less stress setting up a campsite! Loved the set up. Thank you, will definitely be back!:)
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Rheanna W.recommends
August 19, 2023
Field view
This was such a peaceful and relaxing stay. The hosts gave me the space to set up camp, I didn't need to check in anywhere, just set up my space for the weekend. It was so rejuvenating to be in solitude in nature. Thank you!
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Ian F.recommends
August 2, 2023
Field view
Awesome place to stay, hosts are wonderful and they really did everything to make our stay better even with the heavy rain. Definitly would stay there again. Thank you for everything!
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Jeremy S.recommends
August 1, 2023
Field view
An amazing spot in the beautiful woods of Maine but not too far from all the great towns and ocean! Jason had a fire going for us when we got there and we felt right at home with the moon and stars above!
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Hans B.recommends
November 10, 2022
Boulder hill.
great well taken care of spot
This was a great campsite. Easy to get to, well appointed, clean, and all of the essential provisions (water, firewood, TP in privy). Would definitely stay there again and would bring a bike next time. Looked to be quite easy to ride out of the site.
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Lisen B.recommends
August 31, 2022
Boulder hill.
The site is really cool. Multiple platforms have been built, eating area with rustic furniture, fire pit, well-maintained toilet, and lots of privacy. You can tell a lot of effort has been put into the space. Would highly recommend!
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