What an incredible spot! Pittsfield Vermont may have one of the best mountain biking secrets on the east coast. In the hills above town there lies a network of trails and surprises just waiting to be discovered. We stopped at the country store to stock up on some last minute items before heading for the stone cabin in woods. From the village, we took RT-100 south and turned on to Tweed River Drive. After climbing almost 500 vertical feet we arrived at the upper parking area for the Green Mountain Trails. From here we set off to make the short trip up Round Yonder trail to the summit. You can also take the green trail which provides a simple and flowy route to the top of the mountain, as well as a more controlled descent for those bikers who are not quite ready to tackle Bubba’s Trail. At the peak you will be greeted by panoramic views of the green mountains, along with a most welcoming site; Shrek’s Hut. Inside, there is room for a few adults to sleep comfortably and lots of amenities. On the outside, there is room for whatever your mind can envision. Beautiful sunsets, wild animals, stories around the fire pit and visits from other riders are just a few of the things to expect during your time on South Hill. If your stay permits, seek out some of the local myths and legends that may or may not dot the hillside. Muddy’s Kitchen, Spartan Race artifacts and the infamous ravine trail are all worth a visit… if you can find them! We will definitely be making a trip back to this magical site.
We've been to this site a handful of times and love it!
HOWEVER, THE ROAD DOWN IS AWFUL! Since mud season, the road to the site has not been maintained and is a complete wreck with deep muddy ruts. We tried to help a group get their Ford F250 unstuck from the mud, but they ended up getting a tow. We also had another friend's 4-Runner's skid plate torn off because the ruts are so deep. I would not attempt to drive down, it will keep making the road worse and you will most likely get stuck. Be prepared to walk.
Also, please please please clean up after yourself while camping and only bring canned beverages! We were some of the first to enjoy this site when it came on Hipcamp and have seen it littered since then. Broken glass, beach towels, full cans of beer, food wrappers, popped tubes... We also saw a tuber throw a glass bottle into the water to float downstream (thank you to the kayaker who grabbed it!). Come on guys! Carry in, carry out. Let's keep these places clean so we can all enjoy them!
What a perfect retreat! If you are looking to relax and enjoy the outdoors, while having all the amenities, this is the place. This modern cottage is fully equipped with a grill, fire-pit, kitchen, bathroom, and... a jacuzzi tub! But on top of all that, you can't beat the views. It was great to watch the sunset and sunrise through all the big windows. To find such an awesome spot that allows dogs is few and far between. It's also close to downtown Meredith, the lakes, and the White Mountains. We opted to hike the Hamlin Trail only 10min away, which was perfect. One of our favorite getaways by far, we'll definitely be back!
What a great spot!!! Our host, Eric, was very responsive and gave lots of direction on getting down the to beach, things to bring, and what to expect. The road down is overgrown, but we had no problem getting two trucks on the beach and two parked just before that. This is a multi-camp site, but we happen to be the only ones there for the weekend. There is plenty of space for tents to spread out all along the beach. We spent the day wading in the shallow water, skipping rocks, playing bocce ball in the sand, fishing, throwing a frisbee, and catching some sun! There is an awesome spot just upstream from the beach where you can climb on some exposed rocks in the middle of the river. If you have the time, lots of folks bring tubes to Livermore Falls and float down the Pemi. This beach is right along the float route! (so you may get looks from tubers waving "hi!") Downtown Plymouth is also very close by, so if you run out of snacks or want a break from roughing it, you can easily take a quick trip. With the beautiful scenery and convenient location, I would highly recommend this site to anyone... it is definitely one of our favs! Already looking forward to going back.
Do be careful walking around on the beach barefoot, as we found quite a bit of glass and broken bottles. Please keep nature clean, carry out and recycle!!
This yurt is not only a great place to relax with friends, but the brewery and bar take it to the next level! Upon our arrival we were greeted by the owner, Paul, who gave us a quick tour and showed us to the yurt. We were very excited to learn that he had already stocked the mini fridge with some delicious Funky Bow and a few homemade snacks. We settled in, then made our way down to the taproom for some pints and pizza. Outside, a huge cast iron cauldron let off a welcoming glow from the flames. We spent a few hours eating, drinking and playing games like foosball and giant Jenga. After the last song by the live band, we continued the night around the fire pit at the yurt. As the snow piled up along with our cans of Funky Bow, we cozied up inside. The 3 pillow-top beds and gas stove were more than enough to keep us warm on a cold winter night. Needless to say, we'll be back again soon!
This old writer's studio is the perfect getaway! After being greeted at the main house by chickens and ducks, there is a short drive through the fields and trees to get to this simple little cabin. All of the windows and sweeping views, including Stratton Mountain, make it a great spot to sit back and relax. The host was very accommodating, stocking the cabin with water, fire wood, toilet paper, and plastic wear. The wood stove kept us warm on a chilly evening while playing games by candle light. There is a bunk-bed in the corner, but we opted to crash on our sleeping pads right by the fire. We're looking forward to staying at this site again!