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Hidden Meadow Camping

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· Potsdam N.Y., New York
50 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
Our property was purchased and farmed by my ancestors in 1803. They cleared the meadow area of trees and rocks and established the stone wall, enclosing the area. A hemlock and pine forest at the edge of the meadow leads to our 50-acre wetland preserve which provides habitat for many bird and wildlife species. Native people also camped,hunted and trapped here in the early 1800s. Learn more about this land: Relax in a secluded meadow, wander through old Hemlock forest trails and watch many varieties of birds and other wildlife on 60 acres of wetland preserve. A very private spot with space for gatherings, tipis, tents, vans -- all are welcome. Absolutely beautiful night skies due to a lack of light pollution. Only 5 minutes away from the village, where you can pick up groceries and whatever else you need. Kids 12 and under can stay for free. 
Activities
Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Natural features
Forest
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Potsdam N.Y., New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Dale H.Joined in February 2018
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13 ratings · 13 reviews
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Rose M.recommends
November 28, 2022
Site 1 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Lovely lovely campground
Lovely hidden gem close to everything you would need - even a Walmart is close by. Would especially recommend to those that love to tent camp as that’s what it is best suited for. Hosts were very accommodating and lovely people.
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Brooke D.recommends
July 1, 2022
Site 5 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Amazing meadow
This was my second time at Dale’s spot, can’t recommend this place enough, especially if you’re a morning person. Waking up early to the sun shining into the meadow is the absolute best! Love this spot.
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Kaley W.recommends
June 27, 2022
Site 1 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Meadow camping
This was my first time booking on Hipcamp and it was quick & easy. Dale's property is lovely and we enjoyed our meadow campsite. The fireflies, frogs and owls were nice to fall asleep to. Dale is a caring and kind host who took the time to show us to our site and explain a few things to us. We appreciated all the firewood provided for us to use for an evening campfire. Potsdam is a cute town to explore too.
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Aiyana A.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 5 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Great spot!
We had a great experience staying at Dale’s place. He and his wife are very accommodating. Falling asleep to the sound and frogs and birds is always lovely! We definitely recommend this spot!
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Jenna L.recommends
October 12, 2021
Site 1 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Hidden gem 💎
This is such a hidden gem! We were looking for a place to stay for a couple nights where we had some space and also cell service to work. This was everything and more! The space is beautiful, the trails are great, and its a close jaunt to town if you need anything. We brought our ~25ft skoolie and had no issues navigating to the space. The fire pit and wood is a huge plus too! Dale was so gracious ensuring we had what we needed - he even dropped us off a few garden veggies! Definitely recommend. Thank you Dale & wife for hosting us!
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Brooke D.recommends
September 6, 2021
Site 5 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Secluded, quiet and close to town.
This place is amazing. Very secluded with access to some trails but only about ten minutes from Potsdam. Dale has a real treasure here, so if you stay here please be kind of his place, pack in/pack out, and leave it better than you found it! Would absolutely love to return :)
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Steve L.recommends
December 3, 2020
Site 1 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Gracious host
Dale was very accomodating. I arrived very late and he patiently waited for me. He also left plenty of dry firewood and kindling at the campsite.
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Jack B.recommends
November 7, 2020
Site 2 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Never disappoints!
Hidden meadows is our favorite spot to go camping. Its so close to our school and truely a hidden gem. The host's property has tons of places to explore and enjoy. Even better, the campsites are always nicely upkept, restrooms clean, chairs and firewood avaliable, and free of trash. Dale and his wife are friendly people who enjoy the outdoors as much as you do. Its a must see place that never disappoints!
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Ramyaa R.recommends
October 26, 2020
Site 1 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Great spot & most gracious host!
Such a joy camping at the Hidden Meadow. Dale was the best host! We got very delayed getting to our campsite and Dale was in constant communication with us the whole time. When we got there, it was dark and very cold. He gave us plenty of firewood and made sure we had light from his shed to set up camp. The campsite had a great set up. There was a platform to set up our tent (which was SO GREAT, because the night we camped the temperature dropped to the low 30's). The outhouse was a few steps away from the campsite which was really easy to get to on a cold night. It's also one of the cleanest outhouses I've used! Dale also came out in pouring rain to see us off. We were on a road trip to through New England and he told us places we could stop at. Just the wonderful host and a great place to camp!
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Jason C.recommends
September 18, 2020
Site 3 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Hidden gem
This is the best one I have found yet. The host traveled the country with his wife in a van back in the day. He knows how to treat guests coming off the road. He has setup something special at this little meadow hidden in his chunk of forest. I wish it was in a spot I could stop more often. I was able to ride my Harley right up to the spot. Nice firepit, seating, outhouse. This place is a real gem, and the host was as friendly and welcoming as possible. I wish he stayed for a beer. He sets the bar very high for other camps. The maintain their land extremely well and take pride in it, it shows.
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Stefan H.recommends
August 12, 2020
Site 5 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Paradise in the North Country
This was a truly special experience, so much more than just a place to camp. The setting was beautiful. Very private and remote, but not at all difficult to access. The host, Dale, was such a kind man, and we could tell he really cared and wanted us to have everything we needed to make it a positive experience. He was very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to chat with him and hear about the history of the land. I wish I could have stayed longer, and I hope the site stays available for future trips. Highly recommended!
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Alyssa N.recommends
June 12, 2020
Site 6 - Hidden Meadow Camping
A beautiful site and experience
This place was a Godsend! The site was even better than expected and the pit toilet was pristine. The vibe of the place was so serene and there was plenty of space and privacy. This part of New York is wonderful and Potsdam, a 5 minute drive away, is a charming town. Dale and Mary Ellen, the hosts, are beautiful souls that I was blessed to have met. I highly suggest staying here!
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Timothy Z.recommends
June 12, 2020
Site 5 - Hidden Meadow Camping
Friendly and Hospitable
Large open meadow backyard. Host brought out firewood for evening fire.
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