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Maple Shade Farm

· Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey
60 acres hosted by Chris C.
2 RV/tent sites
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Maple Shade Farm sits on an idyllic 60-acre property adjoining roughly 1,200 permanently preserved acres of mixed farmland and forests known as St. Michael’s Farm Preserve. Our farm is home to a variety of farm animals, including horses, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and honeybees. We offer English riding instruction suitable for riders of all skill levels, including adults and kids (ages 2+), western trail rides for individuals and couples, and opportunities for short guided "meet and greets" with the farm animals. The land is also beautiful and relaxing and surprisingly private given the short walk into town! Stay here and enjoy the sounds of nature, meet the animals, and get a feel for life on a farm or explore local towns, grab a bite to eat, and head back for a campfire in the evening. We have a little something for everyone. :)
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Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Lenapehoking (Lenni-Lenape) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Chris C.Joined in July 2023
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
13 ratings · 11 reviews
Michelle B.recommends
December 3, 2023
Campsite #2
Only had time for a brief stay but appreciated that Chris’ land was beautiful, the sites well maintained, the directions clear, and getting to see the animals! The town is close by and has cute places to eat and try out. Would love to camp again when it’s drier to explore the nature preserve as well!
Kathryn M. R.recommends
November 16, 2023
Campsite #1
Chris's farm was a perfect spot for our family. Everything was laid out just as Chris said it would be. Very sweet animals too!
Colin B.recommends
November 14, 2023
Campsite #2
Great site
Wide open space. Chris was very responsive and helped us book a last minute riding lesson. Site was located within an easy walk to local shops. Also firewood was top tier def worth the purchase over the store brought.
Tommy O.recommends
October 29, 2023
Campsite #1
Lovely Farm Space - Relaxing!
Beautiful space. Goats and pigs are super friendly and love to be pet! Farm is in a residential area and walking distance to restaurants, so you are not in the middle of nowhere (pro or con, depending). Was very quiet at night and lovely at sunrise. Free wood provided, but I didn't use it. Basic porta-potty, but clean. I didn't do any add-ons and just walked around the farm and the nearby preserve. Will return!
Elizabeth M.recommends
October 24, 2023
Campsite #1
Second time was perfect
Second time to Maple Shade Farm, site 1. Beautiful property and wonderful trip. Serene and peaceful. Chris makes you feel at home and is there if you need anything. A perfect trip!
Melissa W.recommends
October 9, 2023
Campsite #2
Love Camping at Maple Shade Farms!
I stayed at Campsite #2 over Labor Day weekend for my first stay, and had such a nice time that I knew I wanted to bring my partner to enjoy the farm as well. We had a lowkey anniversary camping trip this past weekend, and everything was fantastic. From the super clean porta potty to plenty of wood waiting for us at camp (and covered to protect it from the rain), everything was as nice and organized as my first stay. This time we added on the "meet and greet" of the animals, and enjoyed learning about all the sweeties that call Maple Shade their home. I highly recommend this absolute gem of a HipCamp!!!
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