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True Serendipity Homestead

· Hancock, Hancock, Maine
25 acres hosted by Mike And Cheryl W.
7 tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in Maine: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is romantic.
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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698 ratings · 348 reviews
James F.recommends
June 2, 2024
Goose Paradise
Great host. Michael was very friendly and enjoyed telling me about the property and it's history. Nice spot, although frogs can be noisy. Well maintained and cared for. Great central location for enjoying both Mount Desert Island/Bar Harbor to the south, and the Schoodic region to the east. I started using HipCamp last year, have stayed at two different hosted camping areas so far (first was Porcupine Creek in Liberty, Maine) and have not been disappointed. HipCamp has become my go-too place now for finding camping locations.
Kyle B.recommends
May 26, 2024
Frog Nook
Mike and Cheryl are wonderful! This is our third time staying here and every year they make an already amazing campsite even better. The amenities are spotless and the location is perfect. We love their beautiful homestead
Jhonny G.recommends
May 22, 2024
Bobcat Island
Stay here!
What a beautiful spot to stay at! Mine and Cheryl are kind, considerate hosts who really want to ensure you have a great stay with them. They are very open to casual chatting and are quick to communicate if you ever feel the need to reach out. There is no shower on site, but the local Y serves as a good alternative shower spot.
Rena C.recommends
May 19, 2024
Duck Hill
Mike was a great host. He met me when I arrived and offered to bring a kayak down to the pond for me. It was really a beautiful sight overlooking a tranquil pond. I heard frogs serenading in the evening. I stayed 2 nights and it was relaxing time.
Ricky P.recommends
May 12, 2024
Goose Paradise
I never leave reviews but Mike and Cheryl went above and beyond!! What a wonderful experience.
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!
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
Hosted by Mike And Cheryl W.Joined in April 2021
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