There are tent platformslocated out back behind our saltwater organic farmin 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
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.
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Smithereen Farm Campground in Maine.