Hipcamp host Keith H.
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Explore a unique piece of history while enjoying the tranquility of this large, well-appointed campsite, located next to an original stonework trestle constructed in the 1850s for the Erie Railroad. Wander along the abandoned railroad bed, trek through the shale-bottomed stream, or relax by the fire overlooking the water. While mostly shallow, the stream deepens at points, 

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Explore a unique piece of history while enjoying the tranquility of this large, well-appointed campsite, located next to an original stonework trestle constructed in the 1850s for the Erie Railroad. Wander along the abandoned railroad bed, trek through the shale-bottomed stream, or relax by the fire overlooking the water. While mostly shallow, the stream deepens at points, and has an endless supply of perfect skipping rocks. 200 acres for you to explore.

Campsite features:

- Flat space for several tents

- A restroom (sink and toilet), with running non-potable water

- An established fire pit and plenty of wood supplied

- A small building to store your gear

- WiFi and a battery pack to charge electronic devices

A perfect spot for a boisterous family gathering, or a couple just wanting a beautiful, quiet place to get away. Dogs welcome.

10 minutes from Thruway exit 58, Silver Creek

The walk from the parking area to the campsite is about 250 yards down an established trail. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Keith a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

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Hiking

Walk up the creek about 1/4 mile and down about 1/2 mile. Walk the Erie Railroad bed, about 3/4 mile. Hike and explore about 20...Read more

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Streamside Historic Erie Railroad in New York.

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Vehicles can access the site, but the driveway is steep. Please walk to the site first, about 250 yards, and determine whether ...Read more

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Hipcamper Brittany

Secluded, shaded and clean

Brittany G.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2020

Booked Keith’s site last minute for Labor Day weekend when all the NYS Parks were full and am so glad I did! The site is very private and the bathroom is clean. We walked down the creek in the morning and ventured through the railroad tunnel to cool off! There is great tree coverage so even though we had some rain our tent fly held up. He left plenty of wood for campfires, a battery pack to charge our phones and speakers, and a very nice table with an umbrella we ate meals under when it was drizzling. One word of caution, the road down to the campsite is quite steep and if we didn’t have an SUV with good tires we would have been carrying all the camp equipment down (it’s a bit of a walk). Overall we had a wonderful time and look forward to going back. PS— very dog friendly!!!

Hipcamper Keith
Response from Keith, the Host, on September 14th, 2020

Thank you Brittany, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We have since improved the roadway to the camp with several loads of stone. All though the road is better, I recommend that campers park and walk to the camp site once, about 250 yards, in order the judge how their vehicle will handle it.

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Hipcamper Michael

Best mix of camp and glamp.

Michael B.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020

Absolutely fantastic site. Keith was a great host, met my friends and I at the start and gave us a rundown of the land, then cut us loose to unwind on this wonderful and private site.

This was the perfect mix of camping and glamping. We were in tents, cut wood, enjoyed the riverbed, had to bring our own water, food and supplies, explored the woods and fields...but he also had a flushable toilet setup for us and battery powered wi-if he kept up and running during our stay. Totally worth it.

Property
Keith H.’s Land
State
New York
Country
United States
$80/night
1 Site

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