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Camping at Heritage Farms

47 sites 路 Lodging, Tents115 acres 路 Peninsula, OH
At Heritage Farms, we鈥檙e currently a 5th-generation, family-owned and -operated Christmas tree farm headed by my husband, George, and me, Carol. Originally founded in 1848 by my great uncle Lawson Waterman, it was my father who shifted our primary focus to cultivating Christmas trees in 1955. George and I took the reins in 1979 and have been happily continuing the tradition of growing trees while also expanding into other areas, including celebrating Halloween with our month-long Pumpkin Pandemonium in October. We鈥檝e also taken to hosting the Peninsula Flea during the summer months, catering to a wide variety of artisan- and craftsman-centric clientele. As for camping, we began eight years ago following a trip George and I took to Denmark, wherein we stayed in a number of outdoor shelters that would later inspire us to construct the first of our several Adirondack-style shelters. We鈥檝e since expanded to offering six shelters total, three of which share the same Adirondack aesthetic of our original build, and three of which take inspiration from an open-air A-frame design. Along with those shelters, we鈥檝e mapped out nine primitive tent sites, all of which are available for rent, spring through fall鈥攚e hope to see you here! Heritage Farms is a 5th-generation, 115-acre farm located in the heart of the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and as such we are incredibly close to the various trails located across the Cuyahoga Valley. We are a working tree farm, and while we do ask for your care while residing among our fields, we also encourage you to take advantage of the beauty and serenity that our property has to offer! WHAT WE OFFER From April 1st to October 26th, 2024, we have 15 campsites available* for rental, including nine outdoor tent sites, three A-frame sites, two standard Adirondack shelter sites, and one 鈥淕lamping鈥 site. Each site comes standard with a fire ring, a grilling grate, a picnic table, and a storage rack for firewood and kindling drop-offs. All shelter sites include closure devices for privacy and protection. Our Glamping site (numbered as Campsite 3) features an upgraded Adirondack shelter that includes a complimentary mattress, screen door and fasteners, exterior curtain, lean-to awning, and full propane grill and tool set. Also included is a furnished campfire ring featuring rustic bench seating and chairs. It鈥檚 a perfect site for large groups! Included for use by all campers is our Games Field, located by our lower gravel lot, adjacent to campsites A and B. This field holds a cornhole area, a horseshoes pitch, and a tetherball court, all with playing pieces available. We also have our Lending Wagon, stocked with board games, books, puzzles, and miscellaneous gear campers may need鈥攚e do request that all items borrowed from the Lending Wagon be returned before departing Heritage Farms. Other amenities include an information booth where carts, charging stations, and assistance from an on-site attendant can be found. *During October, several of our campsites (A-F, and 6) are closed in lieu of our Pumpkin Pandemonium. As a result, our reservations are limited during this month. SOME THINGS TO KNOW 1. We have capacity limits at our sites. Tent sites, labelled A-J, can hold three (3) tents. Shelter sites, numbered 1-6, have a shelter and room for two (2) tents. All sites are limited to a maximum of six (6) campers. 2. All vehicles (except bicycles) must remain in the designated parking lots. 3. No vehicles may be driven into the camping area at any time. 4. Campers are responsible for carrying their gear to their campsites鈥攚e provide wheeled carts for your use. 5. Ohio Primitive Camping licensing does not allow for wheeled camping on Heritage Farms property. This includes car camping, truck campers, popups, RVs, and any other wheeled camping vehicles. 6. Due to Summit County Health regulations, we cannot provide ground water. Please bring your own drinking water and washing water. We do have 1-gallon jugs of water available for purchase during reservations and upon arrival at Heritage Farms. Purchases can be made using PayPal, credit card, or cash. 7. Due to the potential risks posed to our crops, and to state and National Park regulations, WE DO NOT ALLOW OUTSIDE FIREWOOD on Heritage Farms property鈥攆irewood MUST be purchased from Heritage Farms. Firewood and kindling bundles are available for purchase upon reservation at a discounted rate and will be delivered to your campsite prior to your arrival. Firewood may also be purchased upon arrival at our standard rate, using PayPal, credit card, or cash. 8. Several of our campsites are situated along the boundary between the farm and Cuyahoga Valley National Park property. Please respect the designated boundaries and refrain from encroaching into unauthorized park territory. 9. Check-in times are from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you鈥檙e arriving after 7:00 p.m., please let us know your estimated time of arrival鈥攊f you鈥檙e arriving after dark, we鈥檒l mark your site with a solar light. Checkout should be completed before 10:00 a.m.鈥攁ll tents, equipment, and trash must be removed from your campsite prior to your departure. We do have a dumpster on-site where all camp trash must be disposed. Gray water stations are available for the disposal of used or dirty water. 10. Only campers registered to Hipcamp are permitted on Heritage Farms property. A public picnic area is available 录-mile south of the farm for outside socializing. 11. DOG POLICY: we welcome dogs who have received prior permission from the farm owners. We limit the number of dogs on property each day. A dog registration form must be filled out upon arrival and must include information regarding rabies vaccinations鈥攄ogs that have not had the proper vaccinations are not permitted on the property. All dogs MUST be on a leash and in the physical control of their owner(s) at all times. No pets may be left unattended at any time鈥攑ets must be taken with their owner(s) any time the owner(s) departs the farm property. 12. Heritage Farms is a working farm, and as such machinery may be in use during your stay. OTHER INFORMATION Our 15 primitive campsites are situated 25 to 50 yards apart from one another. This allows for social distancing and maximizes campsite privacy. All 15 of our campsites at Heritage Farms are available for booking from April 1 until September 27, 2024; from September 28 to October 26, 2024, only shelter sites 1-5 and tent sites and G, H, and J will be open. We can't wait to see you on the farm!
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Barrel Run Creek

3 sites 路 Tents80 acres 路 Rootstown, OH
Camping at our farm you will enjoy extremely private wooded sites surrounding our vineyards. The property is cut by Barrel Run Creek and flanked by the NSF railroad (hence our theme and name). The sites comes stocked with firewood, trash can and picnic table. Located behind the main vineyard of Barrel Run Winery, you are a short walk to the bathroom we leave unlocked for campers if you choose. We have closed the winery but the campsites remain. The sites are very private. Thank you!
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Goat Farm Hide-Away CVNP

1 site 路 RV, Tent2 acres 路 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
We are a small goat farm located within minutes of Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Sarah鈥檚 Vineyard. There are many activities nearby such as hiking trails, bike paths, metro parks, fishing, kayaking, river floating, swimming and even train rides. Our farm allows for hands-on contact with our animals, along with many other activities for younger kids to enjoy during their stay. We welcome tent campers, tree hammocks, small RVs and small/mid-size campers. We also welcome friendly, leashed pups. ***Please note that we are a working farm, and that we may have scheduled farm visits during the hours of 10-4 daily.
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The Farm at Grand River

17 sites 路 RVs, Tents75 acres 路 Thompson, OH
Come enjoy rest and relaxation with the animals. Pitch a tent by the creek or park your RV in one of our pastures by the cows and goats. 15 minutes from the wineries and kayaking at the Grand River. Enjoy the farm Fresh Eggs. Walk the grounds and enjoy the animals in the barnyard and all the 75 acres. We offer shuttle to kayak the Grand River and the Wineries. We also offer Beautiful Bell Glamping tents upon request... CHECKOUT IS 2PM https://www.facebook.com/groups/5125508934232636/?ref=share
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Aston H.鈥檚 Land

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Newton Falls, OH
We are located on 5 acres. Mostly abundant with flat grassy area which is split into two section by woods. The woods are near the back end of the property which has a nice wide path leading to the back open field. We have garden beds on the property that you are welcome to harvest veggies from for your picnic or camping meals. We are on the very edge of town with all the town amenities for groceries, fuel and other needs. There is no power for you to hook up to. There are no shower/restrooms throughout the property other than the main house. If we are home you will be able to use house bathroom, we can also schedule for you to be able to get showers. We are within a few minutes to West Branch State Park, an easy drive to Nelson Ledges and close to Mosquito Lake. About 40 Minutes from Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
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Hallstead Cabin & Camping

3 sites 路 Lodging7 acres 路 Hartville , OH
This small farm is 7 acres of the original 25 my great grandmother purchased for her family in 1934. The house dates back to the 1850s and is a post and beam structure. Guests can enjoy the barn, which has been converted to a rec area. Make our home and green space yours for a few days. Camp in comfort in our "little cabin in the woods." Accommodates up to six guests, with a queen-sized bed, a futon and two single rope-beds with foam mattresses in the loft, accessible only by ladder. Kids six and older may sleep in the loft-- just like Laura and Mary-- and they can read a chapter of one of Laura Ingalls' "Little House" books before bed! The Camp Cabin contains a small refrigerator, microwave and gas fireplace (no, the pioneers didn鈥檛 have that!). Fresh eggs and other snacks are provided for breakfast. The restroom and shower are located in the walkout basement of the farmhouse, a 40 yard walk from the Cabin. The restroom has a private entrance and is used only by guests during their stay. Pet and feed goats and other farm animals. Enjoy fun activities on the farm and in the barn.
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Kim Tam Park at Melanie Springs

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents15 acres 路 Uniontown, OH
15 acre BEAUTIFUL park with a 2 acre man made artesian spring water lake. We have the only high dive left in Ohio with 3 diving boards and slides. Bonfire pits horseshoe pits 3 outdoor pavilions, kids playground. The park was made in 1952 and it鈥檚 been creating memories threw multiple generations. A MUST SEE
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Haymaker Homestead

3 sites 路 RVs5 acres 路 Streetsboro, OH
Our property is located just off the beaten path with 4.5 acres of land. It鈥檚 close to shopping and turnpike/hwy access but still has the out-in-the-country feel. We have a half acre pond filled with bluegill and large mouth bass, a hillside with apple trees and blackberry bushes, and a large gravel turnaround for easy access.
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Three Dog Homestead

1 site 路 RV, Tent2 acres 路 Akron, OH
I started this 2 acre homestead earlier this year. It is home to myself, my three dogs, a couple ducks, turkeys, and a crap ton of chickens. I鈥檓 very close to all the creature comforts like Walmart and Target, but the property is wooded on three sides so you feel like you鈥檝e gotten away from the city. There is a small creek my dogs love to play in and a large field for frisbee and star gazing. There are hikes close by at Little Turtle Pond and many restaurants within 10 minutes like Woodys, NauitiVine and Magic City Brewery. If you enjoy boating Nimistila Reservoir (electric only very kayak friendly) and Portage Lakes are a quick 12 minute drive. I look forward to meeting you soon!
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Bass and Buck Tent Adventures

6 sites 路 Tents230 acres 路 OH
With over 230 acres, a lake, trails, the Grand River, and plenty of wildlife. Bass and Buck Adventures is the perfect place to get away. Once known as Parkman Gorge the valley was a hub for water powered industry in the early 1800's. The river and valley is home to a wide array of wildlife. Deer, turkey, eagles, hawks, owls, mink, river otters to name a few. The area also attracts many song birds including a wide variety of warblers. There is also an abundance of wild flowers. The valley is rich in Native American history. Many artifacts have been found on the property. My great grandfather talked about the last Native American to live in Parkman had a cabin on one of the bluffs along the river. In the 1820's there was a water powered sawmill and forge on the river. The boy scouts used the valley for a camp in the 1930's. My grandpa purchased this property in the 50's from Ohio Edison. Ohio Edison's plan to dam up the river for hydro power never materialized. The valley has been a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, "jeeping". Many of the items used for the camp sites have been reclaimed. The fire rings are old tractor rims and scrap steel. The tent platform is from reclaimed deck lumber. The firewood is excess cutoffs purchased from a local sawmill. For more information log onto our website. bassandbuckadventures.com
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Heritage Lake Farm

8 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres 路 Garrettsville, OH
Heritage Lake Farm features Heritage Lake, of course, a 2-acre spring-fed lake in the headwaters of聽 Ohio's Grand River. Heritage Lake offers fishing, a swimming platform with聽a diving board, a diving board, a trapeze swing.聽 聽聽Park your RV, motorhome or self-contained trailer just off the driveway south of the Host's main cabin for聽water, electric and sewer on property.聽聽Tent Camping can be separately booked at FarmStay - Tent @HeritageLakeFarm and聽is allowed聽most anywhere on the farm as long as it will not interfere with seasonal agricultural operations.聽Two vintage sleeping cabins can be separately booked at FarmStay - Cabin1 or聽聽FarmStay -聽Cabin2 @HeritageLakeFarm.聽Heritage Lake Farm has abundant wildlife and聽offers excellent opportunities for hiking, birdwatching,聽 and foraging.
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Century Village Museum

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents63 acres 路 Burton, OH
A living Pioneer Farm with Historic Buildings and 15,000 Museum Artifacts from the 1700 and 1800's. Located in the rolling hills of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Burton, Ohio the first settlement in Geauga County in 1798. You can join us at the many festivals and tours! SOLAR TOTAL ECLIPSE FEST APRIL 6,7,8!
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The best camping near West Branch State Park guide

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Endless aquatic fun awaits at West Branch State Park. Bring your boat, jet ski, or kayak to explore the 2,650 acres of glistening lake, dive in to swim at the south shore beach, or head to the tranquil western banks to fish, paddle, or picnic by the lakeside. Away from the lake, wildflower meadows and maple forests provide the backdrop for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding (there鈥檚 also an equestrian camp), transforming into snowmobile and snowshoeing terrain during the winter months. Campers can check in to West Branch State Campground, where there鈥檚 a choice of electric, full-hookup, and non-electric sites.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the park鈥檚 198 campsites via the Reserve Ohio website.聽
  2. Campsite reservations open from 7am, six months in advance for all campsites.聽
  3. Campsites can book up fast, so book as early as possible, especially if visiting during peak season or on holiday weekends.

When to go

Lake activities can be enjoyed year-round, from swimming and water sports in the summer months to ice boating and ice fishing through winter. Spring and autumn are the most scenic times to explore, when woodland wildflowers and fall foliage add a pop of color to the landscapes. The beach and camping areas can get busy in summer, but you鈥檒l still find plenty of quiet spots to escape to around the lake.聽

Know before you go

  • West Branch State Park is 45 miles southeast of Cleveland, about a 1-hour drive away.聽
  • There are no entrance fees for Ohio State parks, but camping and reservation fees apply. Ohio fishing licenses are also required.
  • Facilities in the park include restrooms, picnic areas, and four boat launches.聽
  • There is unlimited horsepower at the lake, and you can bring your own boats and watercraft. Swimming is only permitted at the beach.
  • There are ADA-accessible campsites, restrooms, and boat launches.

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