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Camping at Heritage Farms

· Peninsula, Summit, Ohio
115 acres hosted by Carol And George H.
6 lodging sites · 9 tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Near Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Boston Store Visitor Center.
Best in Ohio: 1st place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
2024 total eclipse
In the path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.
Heritage Farms was founded in 1848 by my great great uncle, Lawson Waterman. I am the 5th generation to farm the land and carry on the legacy that started 175 years ago. Each generation has done something different with the land. My father started raising Christmas trees on the farm in 1955. I took over in 1979, growing Christmas trees and other crops. Today, our focus is agrotourism. Besides growing Christmas trees, we host a Handcrafted Artisan Market 6 times during the the summer months and celebrate fall with our month-long Pumpkin Pandemonium in October. We added camping 8 years ago after a trip to Denmark, where we saw our first camping shelters. THINGS WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING: 1. Sites 1 through 6 have a shelter and room for 2 tents. Sites A through J are tent sites only, with room for 3 tents. All sites are limited to a maximum of 6 campers 2. All vehicles (except bicycles) must park in the parking lot. 3. No vehicles may be driven into the camping area at any time. 4. You must carry all your gear to your camp site. We have wheeled carts for you to use. 5. Our Ohio Primitive Camping License does not allow for any wheeled camping on the farm. This includes car camping, truck campers, popups, RV's, and any other wheeled camping vehicle. 6. Due to Summit County Health Regulations, we can not provide any water. Please bring in all your drinking and wash water. You can also purchase 1 gallon jugs when you make your reservation or upon arrival at Heritage Farms using our Paypal QR code or with cash. 7. No outside firewood may be brought on to Heritage Farms property. Firewood is available for purchase when you make your reservation. There is a discount for buying your firewood at the time you make your reservation. We deliver firewood to you, it will be waiting at your site upon your arrival with your free bundle of kindling. You may also purchase firewood when you arrive at Heritage Farms using our Paypal QR code, with credit card or with cash. 8. Check-in is from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. If you will be arriving after 7:00pm, please let us know your estimated time of arrival. If we know you are arriving after dark, we will mark your site with a solar light. Check-out is before 10:00am. 9. Only registered Hipcamp campers are allowed on property. There is a public picnic area 1/4 mile south of the farm if you would like to socialize with friends and family, who are not camping at Heritage Farms. 10. DOG POLICY: Dogs are welcome WITH PRIOR PERMISSION ONLY from the farm owners. We limit the number of dogs on property each day. There is a dog registration form you must fill out when you arrive, so be sure you have your dog's rabies tag information. Unvaccinated dogs are not allowed. All dogs MUST be on a leash and physically in your control at all times. No pets may be left unattended at any time. You must take your pets with you any time you leave the farm. 11. Tent site occupancy is limited to 6 campers and 3 tents. Our shelter site occupancy is limited to 6 campers and 2 tents. 12. Please read our Farm and Safety Rules before booking. Our 15 primitive campsites are 25 yards to 50 yards apart. This allows plenty of social distancing, as well as privacy. The 15 primitive tent camp sites at Heritage Farms open Friday April 21, 2023. From September 20, 2023 to October 21, 2023 only Camp Sites 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 and G, H and J will be open. Heritage Farms is a 5th generation, 115-acre farm located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Our primitive campsites are located along the boundaries of the southeast portion of the property. We have worked hard to place sites so there is privacy with beautiful views. Some tent sites are just feet from the park boundary. We are a working Christmas tree farm, so our tree fields are the backdrop for all of our camping sites. Every site provides you with either a gorgeous sunrise, a beautiful sunset, or both. The sunsets at Heritage Farms are awesome. We ask that no trash be left at campsites. Please take it home with you or deposit it in the dumpster in our parking area. Due to county health department regulations, you must bring in all water. There are 4 portable toilets near the parking area. There is plenty of parking in our parking area. Firewood can be purchased as an extra for an additional cost when you make your reservation. You can preorder firewood at the time of your booking, or at Heritage Farms by using our PayPal QR Code posted throughout the farm or with a credit card or cash. At our information booth, you will find charging stations for charging your electronics and plugs for the electric pump on your air mattress. We do not allow generators in any of our camp sites. Also, at the info booth, you will find: camp rules, emergency information, CVNP trail maps, info on local restaurants and stores, and fliers about Heritage Farms. We have a few events at Heritage Farms you might be interested in: PENINSULA FLEA ARTISAN MARKETS: Check out our 70+ local artists from 10:00am to 4:00pm on June 3rd, June 17th, July 1st, July 22nd, August 5th and September 2nd. There will be food trucks and live music. Free to all. PUMPKIN PANDEMONIUM: Enjoy the fall colors, live music, food vendors, and activities. Admission tickets are required for our maze, scavenger hunt, kids zone, and the hayride. Pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks, and fall decorations will be available for purchase. Pumpkin Pandemonium takes over the farm on weekends from September 23rd to October 22nd. September and October are beautiful months to camp on the farm. Please note that our hayride trail passes some of the campsites. Check out Heritage Farms online for more info or message Carol and George through Hipcamp with questions. The small village of Peninsula is a short 1/4 mile walk from the farm. There are 2 restaurants, a great music venue, hike and bike trails, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park right at our door step. We even have a local swimming area called The Quarry that offers day passes to visitors. Peninsula and our farm are true gems in a beautiful rural wooded setting 15 minutes from Blossom Music Center, numerous restaurants, retail areas, CVNP, Akron and Cleveland Metro Parks, and just about anything else you may want or need. We can't wait to see you on the farm!
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Peninsula, Summit, Ohio, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Erie and Kaskaskia First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Carol And George H.Joined in March 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
1759 ratings · 1236 reviews
Gavin L.recommends
October 23, 2023
Camp Site 4
beautiful site and incredibly friendly and accommodating staff
Danielle D.recommends
October 21, 2023
Camp Site 5
Camp site was very easy to get to. Was able to park really close. Host are very nice. Beautiful views. Would stay again!
Myia B.recommends
October 21, 2023
Camp Site 1
We loved our stay at Heritage Farms, except that it was too short! The farm is stunning, with excellent views of peak fall colors. The A-frame was clean and cozy. We can’t wait to come back!
Samantha F.recommends
October 20, 2023
Camp Site 4
Such a great stay! We were only in the area for one night, but would have loved to stay for longer. Site 4 (and others) is very close to the parking lot which is very convenient! Would absolutely recommend!
Emily M.recommends
October 18, 2023
Camp Site G
Great even in the rain & chill!
I could not have picked a better first Hipcamp experience! All the information I could’ve needed was clearly available & easily accessible at the camping info shed, the tent site sign, the app, and/or from our lovely hosts. We felt well informed about what to expect, safe, and comfortable despite the wind and rain! Easily accessible to the town and the national park and reliable cell service. The tent site was a bit of a walk from the parking area (as we expected!) but not too far to be unbearable or too difficult. Our only suggestion would be to bring shoes that can get muddy and anything to stay warm with - the farm seemed much cooler than the surrounding areas of Peninsula or CVNP! We’ll definitely be back and/or referring friends here :)
Karen S.recommends
October 14, 2023
Camp Site 2
Simply the best!
Love this spot!!! It is absolutely beautiful and peaceful! Our 2nd annual trip and hope to come back for many more adventures! Close to the national park and hiking and biking- we biked right from our campsite!!!! Close to a great town with restaurants!!! Love it!!!!
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