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True Serendipity Homestead

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· Hancock, Hancock, Maine
25 acres hosted by Mike And Cheryl W.
7 tent sites
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Mike and Cheryl is a Star Host
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Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Near Acadia National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Thompson Island Information Center.
Best in Maine: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
PARKING IS BESIDE THE TENT SITES AT GOOSE PARADISE, FROG NOOK, RABBIT RUN, and DUCK HILL. SHORT HIKES INTO THE WOODS: BEAR HOLLOW AND SQUIRREL HIDEAWAY. BOBCAT ISLAND IS A SHORT HIKE ACROSS A BRIDGE. (These three locations would require you to carry your camping gear to the site). This is a working, solar powered homestead, totally off-grid with chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Available to you is fresh eggs, greenhouse vegetables and garden vegetables that you pick yourself to enjoy while you are here. There is an Artesian spring-fed 2 acre pond for fishing (catch and release only). Semi secluded tent sites are not very far from an outhouse furnished with flush toilet and a sink with fresh running water. All tent sites have a fire pit and a picnic table. Enjoy hiking trails or forge off into the woods to explore on this beautiful 25 acre homestead. Sit and relax by the pond while watching for beavers, raccoons, blue heron and even eagles! Listen to the babbling of the Artisian spring where the ice cold water is pumped to the homestead by solar power. Blueberries, wild strawberries and blackberries are fun to look for and eat. Enjoy the cool nights while star gazing, watching fireflies and listening to the frogs and owls. Watch the operation of a working sawmill, learn to tie flies and how to fly fish. In the future there will be blacksmithing demos and classes, art (painting) classes and nature photography classes. There will be a nominal fee for classes. Only minutes away is Home Depot, Walmart, restaurants, shopping, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, antique shops, Historic Downtown Ellsworth and the OCEAN!!
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693 ratings · 344 reviews
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Ricky P.recommends
May 12, 2024
Goose Paradise
I never leave reviews but Mike and Cheryl went above and beyond!! What a wonderful experience.
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Wyatt M.recommends
April 28, 2024
Goose Paradise
Beautiful beautiful homestead
Mike and Cheryl could not have been better hosts! Mike showed us how the homestead worked and with a group of 10 from a UNH trip we were all as happy as could be with their hospitality! The goose paradise site was beautiful and watching the geese and ducks on the pond was entertaining. Favorite campground I’ve been to, no doubt. We’ll be back for sure!
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Ian B.recommends
November 14, 2023
Frog Nook
Mike and Cheryl are great hosts and have a lovely homestead. I arrived at night, but the provided directions were very clear and helpful. In the morning I was treated to a delightful view of the pond. At night, stargazing by the fire was very peaceful. The Frog Nook site was perfect for my two night stay while I visited Acadia.
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Nicki I.recommends
November 8, 2023
Bobcat Island
A great more secluded tent site! We walked just a little way over a bridge and had a good sized camp site. Mike was very helpful and friendly and offered us his farm fresh eggs in the morning! Bathroom was very clean and also just a short walk away. I would highly recommend this great location close to Acadia and wonderful views!
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Jason B.recommends
November 6, 2023
Rabbit Run
Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Lovely pond to sit by. Very convenient location.
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Zach M.recommends
November 5, 2023
Goose Paradise
Amazing experience
This was an amazing place that I will definitely come back to. Mike was friendly and hospitable, and the booking included other perks like free eggs from their chicken coup, use of their canoe, among other benefits. They also provide a variety of workshops that would appeal to the different tastes of hobbies.
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Hancock, 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
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Hosted by Mike And Cheryl W.Joined in April 2021
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