We have a beautiful, quiet spot on the pond where you can enjoy four seasons of nature! Private and off the beaten path. Fishing, hiking, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, kayaking, swimming, the list goes on and on! We are 1 mile from the Sunrise Trail which is for year-round use for those who bicycle, atv, ski, hike, run and more! We are with
We have a beautiful, quiet spot on the pond where you can enjoy four seasons of nature! Private and off the beaten path. Fishing, hiking, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, kayaking, swimming, the list goes on and on! We are 1 mile from the Sunrise Trail which is for year-round use for those who bicycle, atv, ski, hike, run and more! We are within a couple of minutes from a conservancy with maintained and marked trails for hiking. Speaking of hiking, Schoodic Mountain is in your view as you drive in from the paved road. Great hiking and an outstanding view from the top. There is a secluded beach to hike or bike to nearby and of course the pond to explore in a kayak, canoe or on a paddleboard. There is an opening in the canopy for stargazing and trees for hammocks. The eagles fly overhead regularly which is an amazing site. Sometimes you can hear the coyotes howl up on the ridge at night.
🌲🌲🌲🌲We are on an unpaved road about 2 miles from the pavement. Drive slowly coming in as the road is narrow in places and there are a few year round residents who call The Back Side their home. The road is well maintained but if there is ice or snow you will need AWD or 4WD.🌲🌲🌲🌲There are mountains to hike, a secluded beach to hike or bike to nearby and of course the pond to explore in a kayak, canoe or on a paddleboard.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Canvas Bell Tent
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**Per bag** we'll take care of the dump run for you.
2 person tent
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Folding chairs, just in case you forgot one. And you will want to sit on the ...Read more
Lantern and propane tank. A must for cooking a late night snack or trip to th...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
There are miles of roads and the Downeast Sunrise Trail right from your campsite.
Your campsite is right on the water with a dock to tie up to, and we know a local boat rental business here in town.. Contact...Read more
We catch bass, perch, sunfish, pickerel and hornpout. Fish right from the dock on your site!
Whatever your hiking ability, there is a trail for you right out of your campsite. 4 mountains nearby and woods trails to expl...Read more
Bring your own kayaks or canoe because you're campsite is right on the water with a dock for launching! We also have a canoe an...Read more
Your campsite is approximately 1 mile from the Downeast Sunrise Trail which is a 90+ mile ATV trail. Go to Ellsworth or Perry!
Our pond (most people call it a lake) is clean and cool. It's great for swimming with a dock at your site for easy access and fun!
There are loons, geese and eagles to watch on the pond or you can rake a nice hike ti Schoodic Bog where you may see a moose or...Read more
Natural features you'll find at The Back Side in Maine.
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First time to maine!
Carin’s spot was perfect for our first trip to Maine! The directions were easy to follow and the views were gorgeous. The camp was clean and easy to access. Appreciated access to water and an outhouse. One thing that would be helpful is a place to take trash on way out. We had a 12 hour drive home, so even though we were expecting it, it wasn’t ideal. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this site to anyone looking for a beautiful place to relax.
The site was exactly like the description and photos. Carin is a great host and super helpful. Secluded spot despite being close to neighbors. We had a wonderful time kayaking and swimming in the clear cold water.
Best hipcamp experience yet!!
Incredible find! We loved it so much we extended our vacation by another day. Having a private dock to stargaze or sip coffee on, with access to a canoe and kayak was serene. We saw a meteor shower, a bald eagle and thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful nature of this secluded campsite - close enough to Acadia/Bar Harbor but far enough to feel like a retreat. Carin was an exceptionally kind and responsive host, making the stay that much better. Looking forward to staying here again.. and again!
What a beautiful location - even more gorgeous than pictures can even show. Great location, about an hour to Acadia/Bar Harbor and close to many different hiking options (we hiked Schoodic Mountain which did not disappoint!). The pond was larger than I was expecting and we saw some beautiful sunsets from our kayaks. Our puppy loved swimming and we were pleasantly surprised at how warm the water was. Portapotty was extremely clean and it was great having access to water and electricity. The one downside was the neighbors had a huge party on our last night that lasted well into the evening - extremely loud music and people yelling well past 1am. No fault of the host of course, and we assume not a regular occurrence, just a bummer for the end of our trip.
We are new to the Hip-camp experience. We have camped across the country. This site was one of the best we have ever stayed at. It's not wilderness camping .You will see other people.. There are motorized boats on the pond , mostly low key family fun , not overcrowded. Dog friendly too.Beautiful view from any where in the camp. There is a tent platform ,but campers and pop.ups will have to set up on upper level gravel area Carin has done a great job making sure everything is just right. Relax , play in the water , kayak ,nice private dock. Listen to the Loons in the evening.
Definitely going back
Beautiful lake side spot
We absolutely loved this campsite. It was right on a beautiful lake with a private dock. All the amenities were perfect! Water and electricity, clean port o potty, tent platform, fire pit, canoe and kayak. It was gorgeous, quiet and private. We would recommend this to anyone with a vehicle appropriate for unpaved roads. Thank you so much.