Hipcamp host Joanna  K. V.,
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Park your rig or pitch your tents at the top of our gorgeous hill and enjoy the 360-degree views and the breezes. This site comes with 4 acres of roaming/tralis, a fire pit, Adirondack chairs, hammocks and, solar-powered string lights. Best bird watching happens here. Book your stay at this campsite as it is our most popular.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 33 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Toy haulers
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Joanna K. a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


On the Harlem Valley Rail Trail https://www.hvrt.org/


At Copake Lake


In the Green River or Housatonic River


In the Taconic State Park or the Appalachian Trail

Horseback riding

There are many equestrian centers near by.

Snow sports

Several ski areas nearby such as Catamount, Jiminy Peak and Buttrnut.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Upper Shire Meadow in New York.


7 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jerry
Jerry T.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

Everything was beautiful. Large, extremely quiet and private site. Amazing view of the stars. Excellent cell phone reception. Lots of birds. Very clean outhouse too.
Joanna K has set up a really nice drive through site with a lovely fire pit, several Adirondack chairs and a couple hammocks. There are trails to walk on all over the place to bird watch and perhaps see a deer.
If you’re looking to get away from it all this is it. In a meadow on a hillside in the middle of nowhere. We would go there again.

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew M.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2022

Upper Shire was a fantastic spot to camp. Each site on the property is secluded enough to make it feel like you’re just camping with your friends instead of at a big campsite. On top of that, Joanna was kind and super helpful. We’re definitely going to come back here again!!

Hipcamper Lisa

Perfect spot to relax & rejuvenate

Lisa K.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2022

Upper Shire was wonderful! Quiet and safe with freshly mowed trails, fireflies(!) and a beautiful breeze. The location was perfect for letting the dogs run around the trails and for a long walk along the very lightly traveled road (excellent for running too). Beautiful scenery and lovely homes. We had planned on just staying one night, but almost as soon as we arrived we knew we needed more time at this place and booked another night.
We highly recommend this site!

Hipcamper Joanna  K.
Response from Joanna K., the Host, on July 16th, 2022

Thanks Lisa and we loved having you all at our Upper Shire campsite. So happy you decided to stay another day. Come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex R.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2022

The host was the most accommodating host we’ve met yet. The land was beautiful, secluded and a little peace of heaven. Felt very grateful to be staying in the Upper Shire. Would absolutely, positively stay here again. My only complaint would be the fact we couldn’t stay longer than we did. Amazing spot!

Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie C.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

Amazing place that is so serene and the perfect getaway from it all! Would highly recommend this place to anyone, and we had an awesome encounter with roaming deers!

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Hipcamper James

Cucciostudios.com escape

James C.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

Joannas camp site is such an amazing experience. She is so welcoming and available she is honest with the environment. Great location for new and senior campers. Heads up super market is five min away so go shopping at the local vendors. Support small business.

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Hipcamper Jack
Jack P.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

We loved our evening. Despite the very hot day, it cooled down in the evening and we enjoyed a fire. It was very pleasant listening to the birds and the site was beautiful and remote. We had a wonderful bike rider earlier in the day and the spot is so convenient to the rail trail. Our hosts were very responsive and friendly. Will definitely come back!

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Hipcamper Joanna  K.
Response from Joanna K., the Host, on June 29th, 2022

Thanks Jack—we are thrilled that you were able to relax and enjoy our land after riding the brand new Harlem Valley Rail Trail. What a win, win for cyclists.

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