We stayed for three nights and had a lovely experience. John was extremely accommodating and warm and we felt very welcome as his guests. Our travel plans changed last minute and we ended up arriving well after dark, but John was there to greet us when we finally pulled up. He showed us to our site, which was well stocked with firewood, a brand new picnic table and fire pit and had the perfect flat spot to pitch a tent. The sites are private and secluded, but still close enough to one another that you will occasionally run into other friendly campers and their pups. Each campsite has a small path to the water for swimming/kayak-launching/water gathering purposes. John has canoes for rent. The fresh-water spigot is located just a short walk up the hill through the field.
During the day, we enjoyed exploring John's land. He has miles of trails that run through the the woods, all well kept. Apparently, many of the trails are old logging roads, so they're wide and not too challenging to hike. John will give you a marked map when you arrive which will help you find your way along the logging trails. However, we used google maps with the satellite layer turned on, to find some smaller trails and routes as well. There is so much to explore! Our favorite find was a small manmade lake that John pointed us to, which he created as a habitat for beavers and otters. It was absolutely beautiful and just a short 30 minute hike from our site. Being on John's land, you can really tell how much attention and care he puts into preserving the natural habitat. He keeps the meadows tall for nesting hawks and dots the woods with birdhouses for all kinds of smaller birds to inhabit. We even saw a few of the bald eagles that he has nesting down the river from our site! His land is a birdwatcher's dream.
Overall, we had an amazing experience and we will definitely be back!
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