The best camping near New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

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Cozy Wooded Nook

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Carver, MA
A cozy 3 acres near Cranberry Bogs. We have 5 campsites available to choose from. 1 RV (& multi tent) site and 4 onsite trailers. There are additional various locations tucked into nooks for small tent and hammock camping. Short wooded trails for dog walks. Build a fire for enjoyment, or swivel the 30” grill top over, to cook. Campfires permitted. Wood for sale on-site is $5 per bundle — mix of pine, oak, maple, ash, and poplar. The randomly dispersed hammocks are perfect for relaxing, watching sunsets through the tree line or reading a book with the morning birds. Pet friendly. 25-foot tie-out cable available for use anywhere on the property. No dump stations or bathrooms on site. [Luggable Loo Bucket Toilet available for rent for $1] Well water fill up available. Absolutely no use of liquid fire accelerants, please. We will provide endless fire starter logs and cardboard to get you going. 15 AMP ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $5/PER NIGHT 5 miles to Plymouth 25 miles to Cape Cod 45 miles to Boston
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Souza Cranberry Waterfront Campsite

3 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Rochester, MA
Come enjoy our active 50 acre cranberry bog, located in God's country, Rochester Massachusetts. Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing or paddle boating in our private 6 acre watering hole. Or just take a walk around the bogs enjoying the sites of nature and the animals you may see along the way. Two Waterfront sites available, no electricity, water or sewer. Generator's allowed, and generator available for rent. Water refill and dump station available upon request.
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Chestnut Hill Vineyard

8 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Hopkinton, RI
We are beginning farmers on 25 acres, we have lots of livestock here and a unique collection of plants starting out in our nursery. The property is in closed in rock walls and includes a cemetery that dates back to the 1800s. Please wear shoes our property has been a homestead/farm for a couple hundred years and does have broken glass as a result. On the property is a large rock grouping that is about the size of a modern full sized truck. We have a watering hole on the property that is spring fed and usually clear… unless the ducks get in. You can totally filter the water for drinking, we drink it. Our farm is more of a primitive campground, parking is not at your campsite. The walk is 3-5 minutes from the parking area. We have a composting toilet on site and plenty of deadwood to collect for burning. Please do not bring firewood We do message every camper after they book giving instructions on how to get here to save our neighbors from unwanted guests, please check for our message. Hope to see y’all here! Happy camping
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The Cape Cod Acre

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Brewster, MA
The Cape Cod Acre is a cozy one acre oasis just 1 mile from beautiful Cape Cod Bay. Our Honey Shack is a private off grid (no electricity) tiny camp, nestled between pine trees and blueberry bushes. Nearby you can enjoy stunning beaches, hiking, paddling (fresh water ponds or the ocean), surfing, biking (access to the to the Cape Cod Rail Trail is less than a 10 minute drive), great food, restaurants and shops.
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Glamping with the Wild Horses

12 sites · Lodging, Tents150 acres · Sterling, CT
Enjoy all that our beautiful 150 acres mustang sanctuary has to offer - you can even bring your own horse! 100% of net proceeds go to our 501c3 nonprofit’s mission to promote, train and adopt out America’s wild mustangs. Our property has over five miles of trails, seasonal blueberry and huckleberry picking, and one-of-a-kind experiences like hiking along side our free roaming herd of formerly wild mustangs, exploring the property on our off road safari tours, yoga in our dome and more! Check out our website and sign up for our email list for updates: wildridect.org/email
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Milk Thistle Farm

4 sites · Tents5 acres · Greene, RI
With the original home built in 1785, Milk Thistle farm is on the historic register and is comprised of the main house and 5 acres of land. It is run as a small non-profit animal sanctuary and is home to rescued chickens, goats, and pigs, as well as two humans and their dog and cat companions. The main property is fenced in, with a large back field great for tent camping, and an orchard to explore that can also double as hammock camping. There is parking for cars and bikes. We try to minimize our impact on the environment as much as possible, and encourage our guests to compost, recycle, and dispose of waste accordingly. Please note we have dogs, including a Livestock Guardian Dog that does bark to alert us of new people and warn off would be predators. We will happily introduce him to any guests to minimize disruptions. Check us out on instagram @milk_thistle_farm
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8 Acres Homestead

2 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Tiverton, RI
Enjoy this quaint and tranquil getaway. Close to local beaches, cafes, and shops. Our property is located in the picturesque, New England coastal town of Tiverton, Rhode Island. The property is located on a main road and consists of a family residence, a Christian church, and a small farm that sits high on a hill overlooking the Nanaquaket Pond. Pitch your tent, or park your car/van, in our backyard woodlands just off the main road with rustic walking paths to the Nannaquacket Pond. Take in the natural wildlife such as deer, groundhogs, songbirds, and our free-range chickens when they are out and about. The beauty of the countryside is right around the corner. Historic Tiverton Four Corners: 4 minutes South Shore Beach: 20 minutes Newport: 30 minutes Providence: 30 minutes
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Birch And Pine

2 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Dighton, MA
Welcome to your secluded retreat nestled at the end of a long, 400-foot paved driveway, offering unparalleled privacy and tranquility. With ample space to accommodate any size RV, you'll find all the comforts of home amid the serene surroundings. Situated just 7 miles from Narragansett Bay and popular attractions like Battleship Cove, with beaches just a short drive away, you're perfectly positioned to explore the natural beauty of the area. Additionally, Cape Cod is within an hour's drive, while the historic charm of Bristol, RI, awaits just 30 minutes away. Indulge in the region's culinary delights with plenty of restaurants offering fresh seafood and local fare. Dogs are welcome on leashes, and a delightful 20-minute hike through the woods right from your camper awaits, providing the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature. At the end of the day, gather around the fire pit, with wood provided, to share stories and toast marshmallows under the starry sky. Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, your idyllic getaway awaits in this serene oasis.
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Harlow Hill

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Middletown, RI
A spot to park for your vehicles on .7 acres near Middletown beaches. A space to wash your feet after the beach and hosts that live on property. A pond nearby, walk to Newport vineyards winery and brewery and .09 miles from Sweet berry farm. Bike to local beaches, 3 miles downhill. Thanks for checking us out!
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Scribbler Shed

1 site · Lodging1 acre · East Falmouth, MA
Enjoy glamping to the sounds of nature snuggled in this uniquely designed, 100 sq ft tree house. Amenities include outdoor dining, fire pit, grill, hot tub, camping porto and cold shower all within a short drive to the Falmouth beaches and the Shining Sea Bike Path. In the off-season, this "scribbler shed" is available for writing retreats and meditative getaways.
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Swanson's Farm

1 site · RV, Tent33 acres · West Greenwich, RI
We have a pretty magical farm in rural West Greenwich. We are only about 10 mins from I-95 but we are nestled in the woods. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and cicadas and wake up to birds chirping and our rooster crowing . It is certainly a peaceful, quiet, private area. Our site has a waste-bag toilet (must take waste with you), an extension cord and a sink. The site is located in a quiet field where you will often find deer grazing in the morning and afternoon. We are a young farming family. Our dream is to build a cidery on this property in future years. We have started to plant our orchard with cider apple varieties, about 650 dwarf apple trees, and we are also growing some flowers and squash at the moment. We currently have six pigs and nine chickens on the farm. Eggs and cuts of pork are available for purchase, just ask! Feel free to walk around the farm, just be respectful, don't leave anything behind, and be aware that some areas have poison ivy (the field where you are staying does not have any).
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Magpie and Jaebird's Little A-frame

2 sites · Lodging1 acres · Bellingham, MA
Follow us on Instagram @shitefootfarms As always we are excited and can't wait to share our place with you! We are a small farmette with goats, chickens, ducks, fruits, veggies, and Irish Wolfhounds. The 1.3 acre parcel across the street from the house and farm has a forested peninsula that the A-frame is located on. Our street ends in a small stream that continues to separate the farmstead from the A-frame site. Come stay in our tiny rustic A frame cabin built of mostly reclaimed materials. Enjoy being across the stream and over the bridge from the main house on a private peninsula. Enjoy the privacy of a "single site" camp! Use the fire pit, grill, outdoor wood stove, single burner butane stove or umm the bathroom :) without having to leave your site! Please be aware we are in town and you may hear road noise, lawn mowers, dogs, ect. You may also see and hear wildlife ex; deer, beavers, ducks, muskrats, rabbits, geese, foxes, and coyotes. We encourage native plants and work to provide a sanctuary for many threatened bird species. The cabin is 100sq. feet with sloping interior walls the flip up side wall is permanently open and screened in. There is no running water or electricity so unplug and unwind. A place to plug in and the water spigot a short stroll from your cabin in the driveway The cabin has a a full size mattress with sheets, blankets, throws and pillows. Lanterns, cooking utensils, camp mugs and camp coffee pot are provided. Please request the cast iron skillet and butane burner, it will not be in the cabin if you do not ask for it. You are also welcome to set up your own tent. Please note cleared space is limited and the tent should be a 1-3 person smaller tent. Outside on the deck are tiki torches, woodstove and bistro table. There is a hammock, picnic table, and 2 sets of outdoor chairs at your site. We do not have a swimming hole but the town beach is 5 minutes away and requires a day pass. If you forget something you are a short walk to Cumbies, and several farms, bakeries and a large grocer are a very short drive away. Venture farther (10 minutes) to one of the nearby hiking trails. We are within 15 minutes of the Blackstone Gorge, Southern New England Trunkline Trail, Cornier Woods, Franklin State Forest, Wojcik Farm, Cook's Valley Farm, the New England Bonsai Museum, Diamond Hill Vineyards, Caroline's Cannabis, Shire Conservation Area, New England Country Club, and many stables. The Commuter Rail to Boston, Wrentham Premium Outlets, and a Drive-in Theater are within 30 minutes. Use us as a base to explore Blackstone Valley, Boston and Worcester!! Please let us know if you need something we may have it, we want you to enjoy your stay!! Follow us on Instagram for updates on our favorite local spots for hiking, eating, entertainment and shopping. We Support Black Lives Matter, the LBGTQ+, AAPI and BIPoC communities @shitefootfarms. Visit our Instagram profile, follow and dm for a 15% discount code
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The best camping near New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park guide

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This city was once the whaling capital of the world in the early and mid-1800s. This 34-acre site includes four museums, 13 city blocks and a varied cast of characters.

The museums delve into New Bedford's rich whaling history. Although it's a relic of the past, whaling was a vast industry here. Imagine tall ships coming into port laden with blubber and whale meat. Whale oil was used to light lamps. Other portions became perfume. Of course, those practices are unheard of today.

Inside the New Bedford Whaling Museum sits the largest model ship in existence. It's half-scale, but it still looks pretty big. The Lagoda is 89 feet long and it dominates the main gallery of the museum. The ship looks ready to sail.

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass found his voice here after he became a free man. Paul Cuffe was a darn good sea captain. In his heyday, he was probably the wealthiest African-American in the country.

Start at the visitor's center to pick up a map for your tour. A 20-minute video orients you to the area. Then, it's time to hit the cobblestone streets to take in some history.

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