Hipcamp host Joan M.,
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Our slice of paradise consists of 225 acres of forested land nestled in the foothills of the Catskills near Albany. We are a homestead devoted to the principles of organic farming, self reliance and education. Modern agriculture and big business are unsustainable, destroying farmland at a accelerating pace. It is important for us to teach the next generation, there is a

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Our slice of paradise consists of 225 acres of forested land nestled in the foothills of the Catskills near Albany. We are a homestead devoted to the principles of organic farming, self reliance and education. Modern agriculture and big business are unsustainable, destroying farmland at a accelerating pace. It is important for us to teach the next generation, there is a alternative. We produce much of our own food. It is a great place to forage many types of wild mushrooms, and are willing to teach those interested. We own a sawmill, and have many natural building projects started. We have friendly goats, chickens, ducks, white peacocks, donkeys and horses the guests can pet and feed. A beautiful koi pond with a waterfall is available for the guests to feed fish. There are many waterfalls and swimming spots within a short drive. A quick 5 minute drive will get you to one of the best disc golf courses in the north east, or borrow my baskets and make your own mini course here. Don't have any gear? A fully stocked campsite with a tent can be arranged for an additional fee.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 55 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Joan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • 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
Hiking
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Magic Forest Farm Camp in New York.

Cave

Explore nearby Clarksville cave

Forest

Most of the land is forested.

Mountainous

Foothills of the Catskills!

Farm

Working farm with many animals to see!

Ranch

Working farm with many animals to see!

Swimming hole
Wetlands

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Hipcamper Jared

Mushrooms and animals!

Jared G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 26th, 2022

Stayed at site 3! There are actually two site 3s — one up by the road, and one a bit of a walk down the hill — which we preferred due to its private vibe and cool little view!

The farm animals were so fun to see and give scritches to. Amazing amazing assortment of mushrooms all over the property. We harvested a 6lb chicken of the woods during our stay!

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 26th, 2022

The property is so beautiful and the campsite was lovely. So peaceful and quiet and it was easy to find. I only stayed for one night, but I would definitely go back!

Hipcamper Utsa
Utsa R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 20th, 2022

Such a lovely stay! Directions were clear and the farm was beautiful. There was access to drinking water and we bought some extra firewood and produce from the farm.

Hipcamper Thomas

Camping on a farm

Thomas O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 8th, 2022

Wonderful campsite on a farm with beautiful animals. Had a wonderful stay with some friends in the most magical place. Highly recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Luis
Luis M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 5th, 2022

I loved my campsite(spot #2). It was clean, flat, and secluded. The host also is amazing, he rented me and hammock and a pop up. He also helped me jump start my car battery when it died and responded to every message within 5 minutes.

Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 27th, 2022

Such a beautiful spot! It was fantastic!

Hipcamper Cara
Cara F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 25th, 2022

Super stunning place! The woods the campsites are in are hidden and beautiful. The outdoor shower by the barn was a lovely addition. We made a fire in the fire pit with the wood bundle we bought from the barn and it burned for hours. It was such a fun time. I loved meeting and hanging with all the farm animals. Would love to come back!

Hipcamper Reed

Magical!

Reed N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 21st, 2022

Magical Forest farm was truly magical! Most sites are very private and quite comfortable with fire pits, cooking grates, and stump benches. It’s quite fun to greet the goats and various animals around the farm. We had a great time! Thanks Joan.

Hipcamper Jasmine
Jasmine N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 20th, 2022

This was my first time truly camping outdoors, so it was definitely intimidating for me. I loved that I was able to meet their farm friends during my stay and am super happy I was able to overcome many of my outdoor fears after 2 nights and have already recommended this site to my friends who have yet to have their first camp experience. Thank you, Joan!

Awards

Best of 2022 New York
Finalist
Property
Magic Forest Farm
State
New York
Country
United States
$40/night
3 Sites