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Paradise Valley Homestead

11 sites 路 RVs, Tents33 acres 路 West Milford, NJ
We have 10 large sites available on our 33 acre property located in Northwest NJ. Sites 1 through 4 are on mowed, fairly level fields and are large enough for campers or RV's up to 30ft, or a couple of tents, and sites 5 and 6 are further back in the woods, available only for a few small tents, sites 7 through 10 are much further into the property and can only be accessible with a high clearance AWD or 4WD SUV or you can park and hike your gear in. Although we are only 2 1/2 miles from a main highway, the last 2 miles are on a dirt road with no houses. We are surrounded by protected land, so no neighbors and lots of wildlife, including the occasional bear, coyote or raccoon. Keep all food items secured. Because we are surrounded by protected land we are not sprayed for insects, so be safe and do tick checks often and bring the bug spray. We are 45 minutes from NYC or the Delaware Water Gap and an hour away from the NJ shore. There are horse farms nearby that offer trail rides. We are also close to the Highland and Appalachian Hiking trails. There are two reservoirs within a 20-minute drive for canoeing or kayaking. There are walking trails through our property, including a ten-minute hike on a marked trail to a small waterfall in a ravine.
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Skyline RV Camp

30 sites 路 RVs, Tents4 acres 路 New York, NY
WE ARE OPEN Stellar Views and Fresh Waters - New York City has never looked better! The campground is located at (around) Skyline Drive In Movie theater, a unique drive-in cinema experience, at 1 Oak Street in trendy yet relaxed Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Our location is situated on the East River and boasts killer views of the Manhattan Skyline any time of day! The space is a massive open concrete surface lot on the East River. The lot is a private property and is monitored by the 24/7 security in the adjacent building. The subway is 4 blocks away (G Train, Greenpoint Ave stop) which will take you to the city in under 30 minutes. Greenpoint Ferry stop is a few blocks away which will take you to midtown Manhattan in no time! Please note, that you might benefit from using a trucker app called "Trucker Path" while getting here since in some areas of Brooklyn you can't drive an RV. ** Site #'s are not official, you are paying for the accommodation of a hookup or non hookup space, the on-site manager will give you an official site when you arrive**
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Serene in Jersey

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Lincoln Park, NJ
Space for 45 ft RV, tows/trucks. 50 amp, water. Dump on arrival/departure. Property: 1 acre on lake for fishing/boating. Pool use. Wood $10 per stack. 25 miles to NYC. Public trans nearby. Close to shopping, restaurants, hiking, Newark, Morristown, Hoboken.
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Historical Lake Front Barn

1 site 路 RV, Tent10 acres 路 Mendham, NJ
Nestled in the mountainside in Morris County this 10 acre farm estate is home to a plethora of wildlife, small lake, and large brook that runs through the property. The lake is home to native fish and brook is loaded with trout. There are a couple of professionally maintained areas perfect for camping and firepit. It comes with a firepit, charcoal grill and everything you need for an amazing night out in the wilderness. There are beautiful hiking trails on site as well as right across the way adjacent to the property that are highly regarded in the state. The most secluded property you can imagine, it is home to some truly magnificent wildlife. There is no littering, and absolutely no hunting. As a nature lover, the respect I have shown these animals, is the reason why they love it here. Who knows what you may see! Firewood is available for purchase at the top of the driveway.
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TJ鈥檚 Beautiful Forest

1 site 路 RV, Tent2 acres 路 Wharton, NJ
When water levels are high there is a small creek that runs through the middle of the property. The property has a central clearing that鈥檚 perfect for RV parking, tent set up, as well as a fire pit with firewood that is supplied on the property for purchase! It is seasoned for at least two years and protected from the elements, so it is very dry. The location is super low-key at the end of a private street. Minutes from some of the state's larger lakes, such as Lake Hopatcong, and Mt. Hope Pond. Easy access, minutes away from the state's major highways. There are well known nearby ponds, where one can swim and enjoy these different Lake beaches. There are also a ton of great food spots in the immediate area, and a big shopping mall in Rockaway. There are several grass areas that are well maintained for tent setup or other recreational activities. Fishing is excellent in this area as well, with a ton of local spots. The property has a table and chairs for eating and relaxation. Wildlife sightings are abundant, an amazing opportunity for nature lovers. This is a double lot, one site with a new home being built, the other designated as a campground and nature preserve. I allow access to indoor garage area in case of bad weather.
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Pleasant Valley Lavender

3 sites 路 Tents10 acres 路 Morganville, NJ
Pleasant Valley was named by George Washington himself when he travelled through the area and declared, "My, what a pleasant valley!" He was absolutely right, and it continues to be a very pleasant valley enhanced by New Jersey's first lavender farm. Ever since I opened the farm in 2008, people have asked if they could pitch a tent and spend the night. Now you can! We are excited to make our farm available for tent camping. Enjoy the fields, smell the flowers, hang out with our chickens and enjoy all the area offers from the rich history and sightseeing to fabulous beaches just a 30 minute drive away. Visit the hip cities of Red Bank and Asbury Park and quaint towns throughout central New Jersey. Our site is private and quiet. Our driveway has a large flag by the mailbox. Our mailbox is bright blue. Please do not pull into #300. Learn more about this land: We offer a secluded site nestled among the pine trees that surround our lavender farm. At the birth of this nation, George Washington travelled through this area and declared, "What a pleasant valley!" Our farm, nestled in the Pleasant Valley area of Monmouth County is home to NJ's first lavender farm. The stream at the base of the valley babbles through our farm. When the lavender is in bloom you will smell the sweet scent of this amazing herb. Off-season the fragant pines are the dominant scent. Nearby, you will find hiking trails, county and state parks with fishing and boating and hip towns for antiquing and terrific food. A short drive and you can be on the beach enjoying the surf.
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60's Surf Camper

3 sites 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Inwood, NY
Located in the heart of Rockaway Beach NYC, this vintage 1963 Shasta camper is perfect for a small getaway with a few pals to enjoy the sun and the surf! Take a trip back in time! The camper can sleep up to 4, where the second bed is created from the seating area. There is a beautiful city view over the bay that can be seen from the seating area. All linens are provided. A fridge to keep your drinks ice cold, a BBQ, 2 beach chairs with umbrella, a cooler, and a coffee maker with coffee, are all yours to enjoy and are included free in the rental! We also have two surfboards available to rent for an extra fee. Guests have access to a private toilet, and an聽outdoor shower for rinsing off after a long day on the beach or shredding the surf. Fishing, and the most amazing city view sunsets are just a 1 minute walk up the block to the bay park. Quality Wifi is included.The Atlantic ocean, the beach, concession stands,聽and our wonderful new boardwalk are just a few short blocks away, a 4 minute walk. Great neighborhood restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Rent a surf board and hit of the surf beaches or just head to the beach to relax. Perfect for couples or a small family getaway, come and enjoy this vintage camper, and all that this beach town has to offer!
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Bare Camping

3 sites 路 Tents1 acre 路 Stony Point, NY
Property was bought just as another project. However, after realizing the beautiful surroundings it only made sense to share it with others.
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Unique Houseboat Rockaway New York

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 New York, NY
Book the Bauhaus Boat for a unique stay in The Rockaways, NYC. A 35鈥 reconditioned minimalist houseboat that sleeps 2-3 persons, located minutes away from Rockaway Beach in a cozy gated Marina, facing the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Our space has a well-equipped kitchenette, TV, A/C, dry toilet and hot shower, indoor and outdoor dining areas, multiple outdoor decks including picnic tables and sun lounges, queen sized loft bed with 100% organic cotton bedsheets, and a smaller daybed in the lounge (Fits a 5鈥5 person comfortably). High speed wifi on the boat for coastal beach remote work! You can swim in the Marina, rent a Jetski, Kayak, Pontoon, go fishing, and spend the day surfing and chilling at the beach. Only 2.5 blocks away from the Boardwalk and long stretches of amazing beaches along the peninsula. Easily accessible via the A Train Subway, buses, car and the ferry from Wall Street (shuttle bus drops you off by the Marina). Right outside the Q22 bus, direct to Jacob Riis Beach and Fort Tilden. The houseboat is lovely all year round! Puzzles and board games are available on the boat for rainy days, and the Marina itself is surrounded by nature and a perfect spot for boat and bird watching. Cozy up to space heaters in our warm boat during the Fall and Winter (There is no running water on the boat from December - early April, but we provide a water container you can fill up in the nearby marina bathroom). Chill on the outdoor loungers and watch planes fly over the Marina to the nearby JFK Airport. There are plenty of things to do in The Rockaways, including lots of highly rated bars and restaurants, water sports, and other art/cultural happenings throughout the year. Our vintage 1970 Thunderbird Houseboat has no running engines. It鈥檚 a 35' long floating cabin on water :) Follow our adventures at @bauhausboat on Instagram! The listing comes with a houseboat manual with some important check-in info, and recommendations for your stay. No parties and visitors, please. The Rockaways is a hidden gem in New York City's coastal backyard! This vibrant peninsula boasts miles of sandy beaches, eclectic eateries, and a laid-back surf culture. Easily accessible by public transport, the Rockaways offer picturesque views of the sea and the city skyline, with local art, and a rich history. Whether you're looking to catch some waves, indulge in seaside cuisine, or simply unwind by the shore, the Rockaways provide the perfect blend of urban retreat and beach getaway. **Jamaica Bay:** The houseboat is located in the bay. It鈥檚 a a birdwatcher's paradise - Imagine waking up to the gentle sound of waves, with JFK Airport and the city skyline in the distance, having your morning coffee while watching herons take flight. Houseboating in NYC is a very unique experience, both an urban adventure and a nature retreat rolled into one. **Recreational Opportunities**: Apart from houseboating, the waterways are ideal for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and fishing. **Rockaway Beach**: The city's only surfing beach! Stretching over 5.5 miles, it's also the longest urban beach in the United States.聽 Alongside its waves and sand, the adjacent boardwalk offers entertainment, food, live music, surf schools, and relaxation. **Jacob Riis Park**: Often referred to as "The People's Beach." The park boasts an Art Deco bathhouse built in the 1930s and seasonal consession stands. It鈥檚 less crowded than neighboring Rockaway Beach and offers spacious sandy areas, picnic spots, and sports courts. **Fort Tilden**: Fort Tilden Beach is one of New York City's hidden gems. Once serving as a military defense site, today, remnants of its past subtly blend with the natural surroundings. Nearby dunes and maritime forests provide a refreshing backdrop. **Gateway National Recreation Area**: A short distance away is this incredible National Park, covering over 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife habitats, beaches, and historic sites.
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Tree house

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Monroe, NY
Cousy tree house that feels like staying in the wilderness with stars at night . Feel and sleep comfortable with a feeling of relaxation . Internet access available. Sleep like feeling like a cabin. Feels like a room with a view to trees. There are pool, jacuzzi available depending the weather . The bathroom, gym, quite office and kitchen access are available in the main house .
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Oak Grove Acres

5 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Flemington, NJ
Our 2 and a half acre property is situated in a very rural quiet area. The Wickecheoke creek, a tributary of the Delaware, runs through the property. There is a private seating area for serene enjoyment and private meditation. Each site has plenty of space. We have a large communal firepit, as well as small private firepits at your site. Wood is available from our supply behind the communal fire pit area. Sites are available that are wooded three sides. If you prefer a meadow setting there is a large open grassy area. Also fun for children or dogs to recreate. How about camping in a Vintage Camper! We have on its own site a 1965 Trotwood, canned ham style camper. This cozy piece of the past is restored for nostalgic reflection. It has fine appointments, kitchenette, indoor private potty. She will sleep 4 comfortably. There are many parks, conservation reserves and nature trails to hike nearby. Your can bike along farm roads in the area and find places to have your picnic lunch. Forgot some supplies , within 3 short miles are many shops, services and resturants, many deliver. Several varieties of wildlife are in the area: you will spot eagles, white tail deer, racoons, wild turkeys and red fox, to name a few, while you stroll, bike or drive throught the area. Stop at the many creeks and enjoy the vibrant sounds of the bubbling waters; fish, frogs , turtles, blue heron and the many critters who habitate the waters. For birders there are over 75 species of birds within a short walk. During changes of seasons you can often see many birds in flight migrating to far away places. Bring your binoculars and camera. For you shop and antique explorers, just a short drive to the Delaware River are quaint villages only 10 miles away: Lambertville, New Hope and Frenchtown. Botiques, art studios, antique shops and restaurants . Enjoy any one of the many local Brewers, Distileries and vineyards all within a short drive of historic Flemington.
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Woods at the mansion

1 site 路 Tent3 acres 路 Montville, NJ
Learn more about this land:This private upscale mansion pool cave grotto wooded area in the back yard , is perfect to hang out and unwind, after our pool season ends . Overlooking a ravine and secluded in the woods, this ultimate area allows a family to bond, connect, and enjoy intimate memorable time together. Enjoy A Wood natural, and or even a gas Fire pit, s鈥檓ores , hot tub, grilling and chilling make the best for relaxation and an ultimate backyard experience. Tent up in the woods or Sleep in the cave with your own mattress or bedding. Loud noise is prohibited at all times.
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Gain an appreciation for modern conveniences by visiting Thomas Edison's famous home and lab. This is where he envisioned and built some of his greatest inventions. The 19-building site includes Edison's work area, a complex with a metallurgical laboratory, chemistry laboratory, and main laboratory. Here Edison conducted tons of experiments with light and sound. The Black Maria, a building in the complex, is the world's first film studio. There are also artifacts and inventions available for viewing in Building 5.

The other half of the historical park, Edison's house, is Glenmont Estate at Llewellyn Park. It covers 13 acres of grassy lawns, sculpted gardens, and full-grown trees. It's a great place to wander around and enjoy nature in the middle of suburban West Orange, New Jersey. Wander through the 29-room Victorian mansion and view the original furnishings.

There are several routes to the park: take exit 145 from the Garden State Parkway, or opt for the New Jersey Turnpike. Either way, take Main Street to the Edisonia Terrace for the main entrance. Camp at Fort Wadsworth to the southeast or Hackettstown to the west, the latter of which offers a more rural experience.

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