Hipcamp host Severine F.
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We have tent platforms located out back behind our saltwater organic farm in the spruce, birch, larch, oak, balsam, and white pine forest--with a mossy trail down to Long Cove. 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the timberframe kitchen is closed for the summer.  Please come prepared with cooking gear.  Remember: there are porcupines and chipmunks, don’t leave food out, it will

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We have tent platforms located out back behind our saltwater organic farm in the spruce, birch, larch, oak, balsam, and white pine forest--with a mossy trail down to Long Cove. 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the timberframe kitchen is closed for the summer.  Please come prepared with cooking gear.  Remember: there are porcupines and chipmunks, don’t leave food out, it will be eaten! 

The outdoor bathroom has a composting toilet and a hand washing station. It is hidden in the spruce tree-line located directly out of the back of the timber-frame outdoor kitchen.  The outdoor shower is outside the timberframe kitchen sink. 

We are near the end of Leighton Point, a pastoral peninsula in the heart of Cobscook Bay, a refuge for wildlife, migrating birds, beautiful seaweeds and clamflats, and epic nature adventures.  

To locate us, search Smithereen Farm on Google Maps! 767 Leighton Point Road, Pembroke, ME 04666

About the Land

Smithereen farm is a typical 19th century homestead, first established in 1820  during the golden days of this coastal fishing and farming community.  The farm is perched up on a set of glacially  smoothened plateaus growing with the most magical hay-grasses and wildflowers, on one of the many peninsular fingers pointing out into Cobscook Bay– looking eastwards to the protected estuarine Pennamaquan river.  Most of the farm is a protected forest of spruce, balsam fir, larch, maple, birch, with patches of oaks and elms and some queenly White pines that escaped the epoch of lumber-cutting. The old barn has burned down ( leaving its boulder basement bare) but we’ve erected a Timberframe outdoor kitchen for the Farm Camp in the old style.

On a chart you’ll see that Pembroke is the heart of Cobscook Bay.  Leighton Point adjoins a sheltered cove equidistant between Eastport and Lubec, two cities/ towns built on the sardine and lumber trades, with a goody legacy of naval warfare and  smuggling– just to the south of the Canadian border line, which cuts like a zigzag across the bay– Franklin Roosevelt wanted to put in a massive tidal power installation here, but he didn’t. So you’ll be happy to get out and  watch the whales, seals, porpoises and puffins– not to mention the whirlpools.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Severine a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Smithereen Farm in Maine.

Beach
Forest
Lake
Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm
Driveway

The vibe at Smithereen Farm

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Hipcamper Lauren

Gorgeous fun, and awesome learning!

Lauren O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
August 5th, 2019

Staying at Smithereens farm was a wonderful and too short experience. Severine is full of super interesting and relevant knowledge about food, farming, seaweed and blueberries (which we picked for a few hours). The place is gorgeous. We loved sitting with the other guests, super nice and interesting people, in the breezy outdoor kitchen. We shared food for breakfast and cleaned our blueberries together. The tent platform was perfectly situated, tucked into the woods for shade and edge the edge of a beautiful meadow. Stars at night, birdsong in the morning. enjoy your stay!

Hipcamper Amelia
Amelia T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 2nd, 2019

I had such a lovely stay at Smithereen Farm! Severine was an excellent host- she was so generous and accommodating. They had a huge event the day following my stay and Severine was super busy getting ready for that but even so she spent time talking with me and making sure I had everything I needed! And she shared her delicious blueberry pancakes with me for breakfast. The land is breathtaking and the ocean is a short walk from the camping area. Definitely check this place out if you get the chance! Hi

View of the ocean from the farm
Hipcamper Adrianna
Adrianna D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 5th, 2020

A lovely place to stay.

Hipcamper Dana
Dana H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 7th, 2020

What a gem this beautiful place is. I camped in a tent site with a group of girlfriends over the 4th of July weekend (we rented two separate sites) and even with the place full on capacity, it was very quiet and not crowded in the least. I would stay here again and recommend to any of my friends. The hosts were incredibly kind and friendly and there is so much natural beauty to explore nearby.

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Hipcamper Nick

Great place to enjoy coastal maine

Nick T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
July 7th, 2020

I spent three nights at this site and had a wonderful time. Severine is a friendly host and the farm is active during the day with several workers going about their daily tasks. The farm is located on a hill with a beautiful view of the ocean. The campsite itself was clean and I felt like I had plenty of privacy. Unfortunately due to Covid the outdoor kitchen was closed to us but it looked very nice! The outdoor shower is attached to one side of it and does the trick if you're looking to quickly rinse off after a long day. It's definitely not private (people who work on the farm tend to hang by the outdoor kitchen and the shower curtain doesn't cover you 100%) but it's enough to get by and I was certainly thankful for it's existence.

There are multiple camp sites on this property as well as Airbnb structures but it's spread out enough that you don't have to interact with anyone if you don't want to. Our site had a platform but we opted to pitch our tent on the ground instead. We made a little fire and cooked hot dogs over it for dinner one night. One great perk: the wood was free! There was plenty in the forest right next to our tent. If you have a little hand saw you should pack that, as it made prepping for the fire very easy.

The farm has ducks and turkeys as well as a few cows. It's a great, peaceful environment. One night a group of baby turkeys showed up and slept in the brush a few feet from our tent, which was extremely cute. If you're into diversified organic farming and regenerative agriculture then this is your spot. You can tell that the proprietors of the farm have established a deep, personal connection with the land and care about their impact.

If you like riding your bike on country roads this is a great home base for you on your trip. The road to the farm is beautiful and well maintained. We rode our bikes around the peninsula and to Reversing Falls (amazing to see in person) and we rode around through Pembroke and followed the signs for the "scenic coastal bikeway" all the way up to near the Canadian border. Sometimes this puts you on Coastal Rt. 1 (a "big" road) but it's just a single lane road with a wide shoulder and it's fine. If you're accustomed at all to road biking in more populated areas this will be no problem. We also kept taking detours and riding around on little side roads dotted with cottages and farms.

We also drove inland through the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. They have some beautiful trails there and even a scenic "auto tour" which I'd definitely recommend. We visited the coastal town of Lubec and walked around, although we couldn't interact with anyone because of the pandemic. The Quoddy lighthouse nearby is the most Eastern point of the United States and is a cool thing to check out. It's so far out there that my phone changed to whatever time zone is east of Eastern Standard.

This farm was a great place to stay and I'd be happy to visit again in the future. It's a quiet, safe place surrounded by natural beauty.

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 24th, 2020

Excellent camp sites, very well put together. Well worth the view.

Hipcamper Tim

Incredible views, beautiful farm

Tim L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 29th, 2020

We loved every minute of our stay on Smithereen Farm. Severine and team were incredibly generous in both fresh veggies, as well as their time to show us around little treasures within the farm grounds and recommendations on where to visit nearby.

The facilities were basic, but beautifully built. Make sure to bring your own cooking equipment now that shared spaced are closed due to COVID (or just cook over the fire pit). Also, closed off shoes, long trousers will help prevent mosquito bites.

We'd love to come back and spend a bit more time, so we could help on the farm, or explore more of the surrounding beaches/caves.

Thanks Severine, Lucy and Lydia!

Hipcamper Catherine

Gorgeous farm and unique experience

Catherine W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 29th, 2020

This place is amazing. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Cynthia

Very disappointed

Cynthia R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2020

The reviews that I read of the Smithereen Farm were charming which is why I am disappointed by our experience.
1. The address we were given was incorrect but Lydia helped us when we called and we found the farm easily once we had the address.
2. There are no picnic tables at the campsite - we cooked on the tent platform.
3. There is no mention in the description that you have to cart your gear 700 feet up down and uphill to your site. We checked in on a very hot day and it took us 3 trips. We are both over 60. No one offered to help.
4. It cost $40 per night. Our experience was not worth this rate. Some of the missing amenities and experiences were due to Covid. In that case, we should have paid a lower rate.
5. The other reviewers write about the friendly owner and staff, fresh fruit and veggies and an exchange of information. The owner said hello to us once when we arrived and that was all we saw of her. The staff were all friendly but we did not get any of the kind of experience that is described in the review.
6. The composting toilet is clean and odorless but it is 400 feet uphill from the campsite - very inconvenient at night. In addition, there were no cleaning products (Covid?) to use and I ended up replenishing the sawdust supply.
7. The farm itself is indeed lovely and the campsites are very private. We enjoyed the hike to the cove and the Reversing Falls are wonderful.

Property
Severine F.’s Land
State
Maine
Country
United States
$40/night
4 Sites
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