Hipcamp host Chris M.
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"Mountainside Camp is actually 6 miles from Naples in the Town of Italy, NY at the Southern tip of Canandaigua Lake.  Italy Valley is a gorgeous hidden part of New York.  Be one with The Great Outdoors near New York's picturesque Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes. Our Mountainside Camp offers a retreat for the fully equipped camper who wants to get off the beaten path.


"Mountainside Camp is actually 6 miles from Naples in the Town of Italy, NY at the Southern tip of Canandaigua Lake.  Italy Valley is a gorgeous hidden part of New York.  Be one with The Great Outdoors near New York's picturesque Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes. Our Mountainside Camp offers a retreat for the fully equipped camper who wants to get off the beaten path. Here, you're within driving and biking distance to the Town of Naples, NY (Grimes Glen Park), and Canandaigua Lake, and all of the beauty and culture of the Finger Lakes Region is at your doorstep: vineyards and wine tours, water fun on the lake... and so much more. Within an hours drive you can bike, hike, camp fish, boat or swim in 7 of the 11 FINGER LAKES (Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, Honeoye, Canandaigua, Keuka, and Seneca.   Keep truckin' and hit Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles and Otisco. (or 90 minutes until you reach the 11th FINGER LAKE, Otisco) The camp has come along way since it was  established (June 2017) when our Scout Camper came to stay***, with "Base Camp" site maturing with level tent sites, fire pits, benches, tables, port-a-potty. "Hawks Landing" site (1/2 way up the hill) making progress as well, not so much road noise up here.  "Eagles Nest"; all the way up is the most private deep in the woods, 1000 feet back! More carved out camp sites to come soon I hope.

Campsite area
Bring your own
2 sites
Up to 35 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Chris a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


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Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at "Mountainside Camp" (Naples, NY) in New York.


State Park in nearby Naples, NY with water falls


The vibe at "Mountainside Camp" (Naples, NY)

Places to see near Christopher M.’s Land

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Hipcamper Quinton
Quinton M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2017

Overall, this was a fantastic site to stay at. It makes a perfect base camp for exploring Naples and the surrounding region. We took a trip to Grime's Glen 10 Min. down the road and passed a couple great fishing spots along the way, I would highly recommend taking a trip down there to cool off on a hot day. Canandaigua Lake is super close for kayaking/swimming/fishing. Plenty of vineyards in the region make the mountain side camp a great place to stay for those interested in wine tastings. The camp itself is on the small side and lends itself to smaller groups. My one gripe was how close it is to the road, but it was not a deal breaker. The field across the street makes a great place to star gaze at night. The site is rather bare-bones which could be a con to some, but we saw it as an blank canvas - you can really make it your own while there. The ground is rough and uneven which is not ideal for large tents - we recommend 1-2 man tents in order to find a good spot. The site was absolutely fantastic for hammocks, there are plenty of trees close together for complex multi-hammock setups! I recommend this site for any small group looking to explore the Canadaigua/Naples region!

This nice forest spot is a great area to set up for the night!The surrounding area is rich with local attractions. We took a quick afternoon trip to Grime's Glen only 10 minutes down the road. We passed a few great fishing locations along the way! The site features a beautiful forest!We used the smaller fire pit farther back in the camp, it was the perfect size for a nice cooking fire.
Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 8th, 2017

The mountainside camp offers privacy and close proximity to some beautiful hikes. The site itself is large enough to set up camp up the hill away from the road. Chris is a great host; he was super responsive all weekend. 10/10 would recommend.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 22nd, 2018

It very peaceful and clean here. The owner Chris was very helpful answering every question I had. The only down fall was the site at the bottom you could hear the traffic (but that still wasnt bad), it wasnt enough to bother us camping. Beautiful property!!

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Hipcamper Chris
Response from Chris, the Host, on August 6th, 2018

Happy you could visit. If your able to hike up the hill the road noise is minimize. It is beautiful country and land down there. Hope to have you back some day. Thanks, Chris

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Hipcamper Phurba

Fun, enjoyable, calm

Phurba L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 26th, 2020

The campsite was great. I had amazing time 👍 Chris replied promptly if we had any problems or questions.

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Hipcamper Thomas
Thomas O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 4th, 2020

Wonderful spot for real tent camping. It Well kept firepits. One at the parking area and another further up the hill at the appropriatly named Hawks Landing. Be prepared for walking up hill since it is an a mountian. There are also a few peaceful trickling creeks close by.

Hipcamper Keely
Keely A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 22nd, 2020

Chris was a great host, very considerate. The site was a bit slanted but overall very nice.

Hipcamper DAVID
David V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 24th, 2020

Great spot with thoughtful touches (fire pokers, seperate grill spot, chairs.

Hipcamper Karen
Karen D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2020

What a gorgeous open wooded space. Heard owls hooting at night, plenty of seating, enough deddfall to keep the fires burining all weekend. Would love to come back when the stream was running!

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Hipcamper Meghan

Overall rating: b+ (will return)

Meghan S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 8th, 2020

We stayed at Mountainside Camp over Labor Day weekend. The site is secluded and located only about 25 min drive to the north end of Canandaigua Lake (we rented kayaks for the day). Chis M. was responsive and very quickly accepted our reservation. There was some firewood (large logs) when we arrived, but we mostly had to search for smaller pieces to build and maintain the fire, especially for the cooking area.

We set up at Base Camp, as the other 2 spots did not appear to have any flat areas for our tents, and Base Camp had the most space and largest fire pit and cooking area. Base Camp is closest to the road and you can definitely hear the all the cars drive past, but it’s very quiet at night.

There was another group that arrived Saturday afternoon, and set up at the second site, Hawk’s Landing, half way up, though we couldn’t hear them one bit.

The portable toilet on site was not used at all (by either group, I believe), as it definitely needed to be emptied and cleaned a bit.

Only suggestion, aside from the portable toilet cleaning, would be an increase in supplied firewood. All in all, it was a great stay and we truly enjoyed the time away. Would likely return and certainly recommend others check it out.

Christopher M.’s Land
New York
United States
2 Sites

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