We had an INCREDIBLE time staying at the Riverbank Tent Sites.. We were warmly greeted at the gate by John and his wife where they gave us the tour and story of the property. I wont go into too much detail, but the short story is that John's dedication to preserving the land is a great story. Instead of letting a developer come in and build homes on the land he purchased the entire 400 acres to match the adjoining 350 acres that hid brother and him already own. This means that there are a total of 750 acres to explore, all naturally preserved between 3 tent sites. The small details stuck out to me ... like, the way John doesn't mow the grass until August so he doesn't disturb the animals and birds that nest there. Also the fact that he doesn't wish to create a large camping area, and wishes to keep it small and intimate. In listening to him talk, I couldn't help but to sort of feel like my grandfather was talking to me. He was so focused on gathering feedback at the end of our trip to make the place better, but both my wife and I could not recommend ANY suggestions. The place was everything we could have hoped for and then some. My wife and I relocated to Massachusetts about a year ago from my hometown, Seattle ... and this place really felt like home, minus the mountains. John has a canoe that is available for rent and it is a must if you didn't bring the kayaks. We hadnt intended on being on the river ALL day but we ended up cruising out to the islands that you can see to the left if you are standing in the waters edge. The islands were a great adventure, there is a Bald Eagles nest on the southern end of the big island and a couple of locals' hangout sites there as well. We walked the water around all of the islands and encountered a Beaver den/family on the eastern side of the big island. They were not aggressive and it was quite an encounter as we were caught off guard by them jumping in the water as we were looking up for Eagles. The fishing is great, my wife had never fished before, and on her 3rd cast ... caught a nice little red breasted sunfish. (Fellas, if your wife has never fished, dont teach her if you only have 1 pole ... you'll never get your pole back). We ended up catching 18 fish over the weekend, all of them safely released back into the water. Hint, there is a downed tree between site 1 and 2 that hangs into the water ... cast there. Plenty of Bass, Sunfish, and trout. Site 1 has a great canopy and shade, while there is plenty of sun that shines through the trees ... thats where we stayed. Highly recommend this site as we found a great spot to pitch a tent right on the water, underneath the big pine tree at the bottom. Site 1 and 2 offer plenty of places to put up a hammock and relax in the sun while listening to the small waves crash on the bank. Site 3 is grassy and open and probably has the best access to the river. No matter what site you pick, you're going to have a 10/10 experience. This 3 day weekend was exactly what we needed and there isnt a single thing I would change about this place. We will be back ... many times.