Hipcamp host Carin D.,
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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

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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.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, and Campervans allowed
Vehicles under 25 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No Toy haulers, Class A RVs, Class C RVs, or Cars
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Carin a message!
  • 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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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are miles of roads and the Downeast Sunrise Trail right from your campsite.

Boating

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

Fishing

We catch bass, perch, sunfish, pickerel and hornpout. Fish right from the dock on your site!

Hiking

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

Paddling

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

Off-roading (OHV)

Your campsite is approximately 1 mile from the Downeast Sunrise Trail which is a 90+ mile ATV trail. Go to Ellsworth or Perry!

Swimming

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!

Wildlife watching

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

Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Back Side in Maine.

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Hipcamper Brianna

First time to maine!

Brianna H.
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September 26th, 2022

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.

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Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph H.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2022

I loved camping at the backwoods! Right on the water! Best site we have had yet. Carin is so helpful and accommodating. Can't wait to return some day.

Hipcamper Jane
Jane C.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2022

We enjoyed staying at Carins hip camp backside. The views of the mountains are gorgeous. Carin does a great job of hosting and answering any questions we had. We plan to go back again next year.

Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on September 8th, 2022

Thank you for staying at The Back Side and I look forward to seeing you again next year!

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Hipcamper Sharyn
Sharyn M.
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August 31st, 2022

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.

The pup approves of the shady campsite.Paddling with Schoodic Mountain viewsSoaking up some sun.
Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on September 8th, 2022

I'm glad you chose The Back Side and it didn't disappoint! Come back soon!

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick H.
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August 12th, 2022

Quiet, beautiful lakeside spot. Friendly and helpful hosts. Dogs spent all day jumping off the dock. Great little hikes all around. Blueberries. Little slice of heaven.

Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on August 15th, 2022

I hope you got blueberry pancakes! I do hope you're able to come back again and stay for your whole trip.

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Hipcamper Erika

Best hipcamp experience yet!!

Erika J.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2022

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!

Waking up to this view was priceless! At least 3 nice flat options for tents, including a wood platform.Best way to start the day!
Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on August 14th, 2022

Erika, thank you so much! Best Hipcamp experience yet.......WOW! The meteor shower must have been spectacular! I do hope you will come back soon.

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Hipcamper Erica
Erica H.
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August 9th, 2022

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.

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Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on August 14th, 2022

Erica I'm really happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay here! Thank you for sharing your experience and pictures! I hope you'll be back soon!

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Hipcamper Rilla

Peaceful privacy

Rilla L.
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August 4th, 2022

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

Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on August 4th, 2022

Thank you so much! We have called this our happy place for so many years and and we are very happy that you felt so happy and relaxed here. I look forward to your return! I hope you got to do some hiking and explore the area around us.

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Hipcamper Stefanie

Beautiful lake side spot

Stefanie P.
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August 4th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on August 7th, 2022

Stefanie I'm so glad the trip was worth it! I appreciate you choosing our land to spend your vacation.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Maine
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Property
Four Seasons of Fun!
State
Maine
Country
United States
$55/night
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