Hipcamp host Severine F.
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There are 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. You are also welcome to camp in the mowed pasture near the forest. 

You are welcome to use the Timberframe outdoor kitchen for meals and hanging out. All pots, pans, utensils, spices, e

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There are 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. You are also welcome to camp in the mowed pasture near the forest. 

You are welcome to use the Timberframe outdoor kitchen for meals and hanging out. All pots, pans, utensils, spices, etc, in the outdoor kitchen are available to use as well as the wood stove and propane stove. You are welcome to keep your food items in the cooler located near the sink. Remember: there are porcupines and chipmunks, don’t leave food out, it will be eaten! Please leave the kitchen as you found it, dishes clean, we are busy farming!

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.  

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
8 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Severine a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • 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
OHV
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Smithereen Farm Campground

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Hipcamper Lauren

Gorgeous fun, and awesome learning!

Lauren O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
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.
(Dispersed site)
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
Property
Severine F.’s Land
State
Maine
$30/night
8 Sites