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Chappel Hill Tree Farm

· Grand Valley, Warren, Pennsylvania
140 acres hosted by Dave T.
2 RV/tent sites
Off-lead friendly
Pets can be off-lead at this Hipcamp.
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This 140-acre property is an old farmstead last farmed in the 1950's. It lies in the Allegheny Plateau region of NW Pennsylvania and is mostly hardwood forest today. It is surrounded by thousands of acres of private forestland and is very secluded. Our goal is to provide a private and secluded yet accessible camping experience where you will see more deer than people. AANR friendly. There is excellent Verizon and T-Mobile service. The skies are dark at night and the sounds of nature will surround you. Campsite 1 is near where the farmhouse and barn once stood. The site is shaded by large, old maples that once shaded the farmhouse. Old fields surround the farmstead, but the woods are a short walk away.  It is the most popular campsite with an outhouse, fire ring and picnic table available. Campsite 2 is on the other side of the property. There is a fire ring but no picnic table.  Both sites easily accommodate anything from tents to RV's. Each site has a separate, gated, gravel road access. These are the only 2 campsites on the property and they are far enough apart (1/4 mile) to avoid any contact should both sites be occupied. There is a 2-mile loop hiking trail on the property that traverses a variety of habitats which are home to many animals and birds. The trail is well maintained and mowed. The terrain is flat to gentle slopes. The 1/2-mile Narnia Loop trail weaves through a young spruce forest like a maze. It is so cool, literally, even on the hottest days. The Allegheny River is about 10 miles away, near Tidioute, PA, and has excellent paddling and fishing. Titusville, PA is about 15 miles away and is home to Oil Creek State Park which has great trout fishing, an excellent paved bike/hike trail, and Drake Well Museum site of the first oil well ever drilled. Finally, you will be on the doorstep to the Allegheny National Forest with all the outdoor recreation it has to offer. We hope you enjoy the peace and quiet of nature on our property as much as we have. If you are curious about more details of the history and management of the property, please ask your host, Dave Trimpey, and he will be glad to share his knowledge of the land. Learn more about this land: The property was a family farm from the late 1800's to the mid-1950's. Aerial photos of the 1940s and 1950s show much of the surrounding area was being farmed for crops and dairy cattle. Agricultural farming ended around 1956 and the farmer, Mr. Matkovich, planted acorns in many of the fields. An observant hiker may notice rows of red oak trees today in former fields which are now forests. In the 1970s the property was acquired by Lester Noll. He planted some of the remaining fields with spruce and fir for Christmas trees. The old farmhouse was still standing until it burned down in 1975. Mr. Noll sold the property to Dave and Rhonda Trimpey, your hosts, in 1992. We continued and expanded the Christmas tree business for 20 years and one point having nearly 6,000 Christmas trees growing in the fields around campsite 1. The Christmas tree part of the business ended in 2014 and management of the land now focuses on timber and wildlife. We have always used the property for personal recreation - primarily hunting, hiking and camping - and decided to open it up for others to enjoy by camping through Hipcamp in 2020.
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Grand Valley, Warren, Pennsylvania, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Erie and Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dave T.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
136 ratings · 59 reviews
Dennis P.recommends
January 5, 2024
Campsite 1
Peace, quiet, private
Dave's a great host ! He went well beyond, what most other people would have . I enjoyed my stay and would recommend. Well kept place !
Latonda B.recommends
December 8, 2023
Campsite 1
Great location and host👍🏼
I booked last minute and Dave was gracious enough to get me in. His property is a gem and offers so much to see. The narnia loop is fabulous to walked through! Very well kept outhouse too. He has everything you would need from grill grate to picnic table. He even gave me better directions home than my GPS did thanks Dave!
Doug M.recommends
October 28, 2023
Campsite 1
Great places to stay!
This is an amazing places to stay with a great view. The host was great and showed me to the spot and told me about the land and answered all my questions. The host has a box with local stuff to see and do and a map of the land with a hiking trail on his land. Could not have had a better night.
Tracey S.recommends
October 14, 2023
Campsite 1
Had a wonderful time again this year!! Perfect spot and perfect locations!!
Megan C.recommends
October 2, 2023
Campsite 1
Wonderful secluded camp site. Dave was very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be returning
Richard B.recommends
September 24, 2023
Campsite 2
Site 2 is more like camping or private and back in the woods. We enjoyed very much...
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