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Sacred Nectar Sanctuary

11 sites · RVs, Tents280 acres · North Sandwich, NH
Sacred Nectar rests on the land of the Wabanaki Tribes. This land, now known by it's view gifting fields, is one of Sandwich's most treasured gems. The Historic Farm was purchased by Townsend Thorndike from the first colonizing family to claim ownership of this unceded land, the McCrillis family. It was Town's place to get away from the busy life. As time went on and his money dwindled and plans to sell off some of the land arose. Townsend's son, Nick, foresaw a devastating development of conventional homes that would diminish the soul of this sacred land that held so much magic. So, Nick decided to move back to the homestead to create an example of what a healthy life for the land and its inhabitants looks like. HipCamp was the first step towards sharing and opening up the land to create an ecofriendly, Intentional lifestyle. One in which we hope to share our way of being that brings awareness to the natural world we have fallen so far from. Nick and his tribe of like minds are creating a holistic, educational, retreat, workshop, and event center where people can come to learn how to co-exist in a harmonious relationship with nature and each other. Thank you for being a part of the healing. We hope you enjoy what we have created here :)
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Stagecoach Falls

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Tamworth, NH
Welcome to Stagecoach Falls! Your very own private spot on the river. Bring your chairs and some firewood. A perfect spot to get away and relax with the sound of the river. A couple sites have new wooden decks for tents, Yoga or setup some chairs and just relax! These are new sites so we're still working on them. Enjoy your stay! 20 min to Conway—lots of shopping, restaurants, things to do20 min to Winnipesaukee Lake10 min to Ossipee LakeTamworth Distilling is a few miles away Franconia Notch is just under an hour away20 min to Rattlesnake mountainMt Chocorua is minutes awayTamworth Farmers Market every Saturday 9a-12p New Hampshire Mushroom Company has tours every SundayLooking for a hike, check out the 'Hike the 4000 footers of NH!' Facebook page!
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Toad Hill

10 sites · Lodging45 acres · North Conway, NH
Toad Hill is a remote 45 acre property surrounded by pristine forest and located in the heart of The White Mountains. There is lots to do and see in the area. Hike, bike, snowmobile or ski from the door to waterfalls, ponds, or just around the property in search of birds and wildlife. Take a day trip to Province or Mountain Pond for both swimming and fly fishing. Toad hill also host a summer music festival and has beautiful sculptures around the property. Perfect for people trying to get away from life and into nature!
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Secluded Camp Convenient Location

4 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Bethlehem, NH
Learn more about this land:Camp site is a private gravel clearing with functional stone fireplace on an 11 acre parcel. Campsite is located in Bethlehem, at the top of the White Mountains close to endless hiking and biking. Both downtown Bethlehem and Littleton are within a 10 minute drive, supplying many choices for food and shopping. If you get rainy weather and need more shopping, take the beautiful 1 hour drive to North Conway and visit the big outlet stores. Want more scenery? Take the 25 minute drive down to Lincoln. There you can drive the amazing Kancamagus Scenic Byway ( The Kanc) and end up at North Conway. The Kanc is 56 miles through the white mountains with no gas stations, so you might want to top off while in Lincoln. Just too much in the area to list everything!
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Private field and woods camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Whitefield, NH
We are right in the middle of the White Mountains, in Whitefield NH surrounded by endless rivers, lakes, hiking trails, dining, breweries and attractions. The Heritage trail is accessible nearby. Whitefield is the approximate halfway point for the Cross NH Adventure Trail. For more information check out the XNHAT website: https://www.xnhat.org/ On clear nights, the view of the stars and the milky way here is magnificent. We intentionally leave the majority of the field unmowed which attracts monarch butterflies and other wildlife. The campsite is private, yet close to the conveniences of downtown Whitefield and nearby Littleton, Bethlehem and Lancaster. We are conveniently located on the edge of town, there is a small grocery store close by as well as Sunny's Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Dollar General, 2 gas/convenience stores, multiple thrift stores, a record shop and a vintage electronics shop. Please see the aerial photo in this listing for an idea of the layout of the land and surrounding roads, houses etc. IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS. PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING. THIS IS A RUSTIC CAMPSITE with no amenities. If you are expecting the KOA, please do not book this site. The campsite is located in rural northern New Hampshire, in a field next to the forest where many animals live such as bears, moose, deer, raccoons, fox, skunks, porcupines, coyotes, etc. Mosquitoes and other bugs are present in the summer. Please be mindful of the surrounding wildlife. Please come PREPARED for rustic backwoods camping and observe bear safety at all times (SEE BEAR SAFETY INFO BELOW) RV INFO: We do not have hookups of any kind (NO electricity, NO water or sewer). We are currently only set up for self-contained units (dry-camping or boondocking as some call it). We can accommodate small travel trailers <20ft, campervans, truck campers, small camper busses. NO 5th Wheels or RV's >20ft please. 4-wheel drive is recommended, but not required. FIRE: A small campfire pit is available (dependent on local fire danger warnings of course). Please observe local fire danger warnings. Bring your own firewood and please do not light the large bonfire in the middle of the field. Please do not cut down trees or branches. NO PETS: Because we are a working farm with chickens, farm dogs and surrounding wildlife guests are not permitted to bring dogs or pets of any kind. If you love animals and enjoy a little "dog/chicken therapy" this is the place for you. Please do not book this site if you don't like animals. TRASH: A small trashcan and recycle bin for empty cans and bottles are located next to the outhouse. Please PACK OUT excessive amounts of trash. We have NO BATHROOM, kitchen or shower facilities and there is no potable water on site. An OUTHOUSE composting toilet is available. NO DUMPING of grey or black water anywhere on the property. ABOUT THE PROPERTY: Our folk victorian farmhouse has been owned by the same family for seven generations since it was built in the 1850s. Once a 20-acre working dairy farm, much of the land was subdivided throughout the years, leaving five acres with the original barn, farmhouse, large field, and wooded area. We are a small family farm offering farm-fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables. We are honored to be stewards of this property and want to share it with others. BEAR SAFETY & FOOD STORAGE REQUIREMENTS Following safe food storage practices protects both you and the bears: Never leave food or coolers unattended. All food, food particles, trash, and coolers need to be secured in a vehicle or trailer. Always keep a clean picnic area, campsite, or other area where you may be spending time. Don’t leave any food (including condiments), food particles, trash, and coolers out when not in use. Store food in bear-resistant units, hard-shelled vehicles or car trunks. Never store food in your tent. Keep sleeping areas, tents, and sleeping bags free of food and odor (like toothpaste or deodorant). Don’t sleep in clothes you cooked or handled fish or game in. Never bury or burn food waste. Place sleeping tents at least 100 yards away from food storage and cooking areas. Never leave your backpack unattended.
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In-Tents Camping @ Serene Acres

13 sites · RVs, Tents45 acres · Jefferson, NH
In-Tents Camping is located in Jefferson surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest on a large parcel of farmland. Our property consists of fields, woods and a mountain cold stream. We are at the foot of Starr King Mountain trail, one of the many 4000' trails in the White Mountains. A HIKERS PARADISE! This is the perfect spot to camp if you're looking to hike Mount Washington or explore the many trails close to the property. PLEASE make sure you come prepared with the proper camping gear! You MUST bring a tent or RV for camping. Our campground is suitable for nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. We take incredible care of our land - it is not suitable for parties! PLEASE NOTE, we prefer arrivals before 9 pm, so please communicate what time you will be arriving with us beforehand :) We purchased this farm over a decade ago. Mike being a lifetime resident of Jefferson is very familiar with the local surroundings and attractions, we take pride in our community. We enjoy farming and gardening. We are blessed to have the opportunity to share this beautiful land with others that will hopefully enjoy it as much as we do. We are always working to enhance the property for a better camping experience.
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Magical Mountain River retreat

3 sites · Tents500 acres · Rumford, ME
Scars in the polished granite streambed tell the story of saw mills from the 19th century. Not far from the foundation of one of the more established farmsteads of the era, this campsite is tucked away from the road down by the rushing Bull Branch of the Sunday River. Whether you bake on the rocks after dipping, or toss a fly in a quiet pool, the river will soothe your soul. Explore endless mountains streams, trails to the Appalachian Trail, and remote dirt roads in the heart of the Mahoosucs from your secluded walk-in low impact tent site with privy. Deep swimming holes and trout fishing beckon. There are three sites: #1: Riverside (more secluded),#2:Hillside(closest to the parking), and #3: Fireside. The hillside and fireside sites can combine for a group although are at a short distance from each other. If weather conditions permit, all campers can share the fire circle and table. The Riverside has its own table.
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Mount Cabot Maple

2 sites · Lodging300 acres · Lancaster, NH
Nestled on the southwest shoulder of Mount Cabot (4180'), this land has a stunning vista of the Connecticut River Valley, with Mt. Lafayette to the left and the Green Mountains to the right. Relax by the firepit as the sun blazes across the horizon, and return to our 13' centerpole canvas tent on the hillside for a spacious night among the stars. You are welcome to wander along old logging roads through our sugarbush, and along trails throughout the remainder of the property (300+ ac. total) where there are numerous springs and creeks, softwoods, several expansive grassy fields, and a wild apple orchard. Moose, deer, and bear tracks are common, but animal encounters are not. Arrange a tour and syrup tasting at the Mount Cabot Maple saphouse to learn how we make unrivaled deliciousness from the forest around you.
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CoHo Campsites

7 sites · Tents1 acre · Conway, NH
Learn more about this land: Welcome to the Campsites at CoHo: Conway Hostel! Camping here at the hostel is a great option for those who are looking for the economic price point and rugged nature of camping, while still having the amenities of modern living. "What should I expect my experience to be like?" Being a hostel, the experience we offer is a community focused one. Sites are setup similar to rooms in the hostel. They are located in fairly close proximity to one another and feature (in addition to private fire pits in the sites) one large community fire ring at the center of the property. Parking and camping are located at the rear of the Hostel property. Out back  features several campsites, a community fire ring, picnic table, and charcoal grill. Parking is first come, first serve, but there is plenty of street parking available along Washington St (Summertime street parking. In winter, town hall may be used as overflow parking.). Amenities: The hostel is yours to access. Use the back porch and side entrances (Access code will be given to you during check-in). Inside you’ll find… Full community kitchen, bathrooms, dining area, and lounge area.  Dorm style bathroom facilities on the second floor have two toilets and shower stalls each.  Basic breakfast items are included with stay as well (coffee, tea, yogurt, granola bars, cereal, and oatmeal) Need Gear? ** Ask us about tent and other gear rental ** Nearby attractions:  Tubing/Paddling at the Saco and Swift river, as well as a number of nearby lakes Rock Climbing at Whitehorse and Cathedral ledges  Ice Climbing Mountain Biking at Hurricane Zone, Marshall Conservation, Whitehorse, Cathedral Ledge, and more!!! *Cranmore and Attitash also both feature lift access downhill mountain biking amongst other summer activities   TONS of great hiking trails Great places to swim and cool off - walking distance! Cranmore, Attitash, and Wildcat ski areas  Breweries & Distilleries  Ask about the great local restaurants! Families, Kids, Etc: Generally a ton of options for biking, paddling, tubing, and hiking.  Storyland (for the younger travelers)  Downtown North Conway  Conway scenic railroad  Cog railroad Mt. Washington auto road Cathedral Ledge auto road & lookout Outlet stores and other shopping Fall Foliage  So much more!
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Hidden Pines

1 site · RV2 acres · Bethlehem, NH
Welcome to our 2 acre slice of heaven in the White Mountains! Our site features two gravel pads- only one with full hookups. Water hookup only available between May 1st-October 15th. The site is situated on a level wooded lot amongst tall pine trees with loads of wildlife abound. In the warmer months, there is a picnic table and fire pit available for use. Our site is located just a few minutes drive from downtown Bethlehem. Enjoy the sunset views from the land in the summer, take in the beautiful views of the Presidentals upon a short walk down the road, or explore nature trails nearby. **Please note there is a small cabin/lean to on the property. It is not occupied. Use of this structure/area is NOT included within our listing.**
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Off Grid Yurt Hurricane Mountain

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Conway, NH
Built this yurt two years ago as a place to warm up while skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Yurt is located close to Black Cap parking lot for hiking and world class Mountain Biking. Very quiet and scenic rode yet only 2 miles from bustling North Conway. Learn more about this land: North Conway off grid Hurricane Mountain Road Freedom Yurt. Located 2 miles from Black Cap Mountain Trail. Surrounded by Conway Town Forest and White Mountain National Forest. World class mt biking trails and hiking. Extreme Quiet yet only 5 miles from North Conway Village and Fryeburg Maine.  Winter Camping available. 1 mile snowshoe to yurt or ride your snowmobile. Propane Fireplace for Heat.  Winter no vehicle access and no water. No Shower. New 2023 Starlink high speed internet.
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Harmony Mountain Farm

1 site · Lodging256 acres · Lancaster, NH
Experience off grid living on our farm in Lancaster New Hampshire. Unplug around an open camp fire, and scenic views of the White Mountains while in the comfort of this rustic log cabin. Cozy up to a wood burning stove, read a book or play a game cards in the privacy and seclusion of our camp overlooking the wild life on our “Beaver”, pond or bring your ice skates. Learn about living sustainability on our 250 acre farm amongst our many animals and how we raise and process our own food. We are close to the ski areas, snow mobile trails, lakes and a short drive to the many tourist attractions northern New Hampshire has to offer. We provide all of your cooking equipment to use over a camp fire or the camp stove, linens and toiletries in addition to a sample of our home grown organically raised USDA pork, beef or chicken.(depending on supply) are all included. Pets are an option however we require a waver as there are wildlife and farm animals to consider. If this is your idea of fun book your vacation.
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The best camping near Mount Washington State Park guide

Overview

About

Mount Washington State Park is home to the highest peak in the Northeast and surrounded by the 750,000-acre White Mountain National Forest. On a clear day views from the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington extend as far as Vermont, New York, Quebec, Massachusetts, and Maine. Mount Washington is one of New Hampshire’s top tourist destinations and visitors can hike, take a cog train, or drive the steep and challenging, auto road to the summit where a visitor center houses a natural history museum, weather observatory, and cafeteria. While there is no camping in the park, nearby Franconia Notch State Park has two campgrounds.

When to go

The Mount Washington Auto Road is typically open from mid-May through mid-October; outside of this period, guided snowcoach tours can take visitors to the summit. Hiking trails are open year-round but a winter ascent should only be tackled by very experienced climbers. Fall is perhaps the best time for hikers to visit: conditions on the trail are cooler than in summer (although the temperature falls dramatically at the top) and the rich colors of fall provide a spectacular backdrop. 

Know before you go

  • Be sure you are prepared: The Mount Washington summit hike is notoriously one of the most dangerous in the country and conditions at the top are often treacherous. 
  • There are several routes to the top but the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, which leaves from Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, is the shortest and most popular. A hiking shuttle is available at the top to return hikers to Pinkham Notch.
  • Hikers are prohibited from hitching rides from passing vehicles on the Auto Road.
  • A hefty fee is required to drive the Mount Washington Auto Road (although it includes an audio tour, admission to the Mount Washington Observatory museum, and the classic “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker). The drive is very steep and includes a gravel section so vehicles must be in good condition.

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