Relax and rejuvenate on 60 acres of our family-friendly, mountainside homestead located in the historic Schoharie Valley farm country of Upstate New York. Hike through fern covered pine forests, to mountaintop views, and back down to cool off in the Little Schoharie Creek with many swimming holes and a beautiful waterfall with swimming hole. Please note that you may share use of the land with another group, guests at our Creekside RV & Tent Campsite, so this is not a listing for a 100% private experience. We're also just a few minutes away from the picturesque Village of Middleburgh with Green Wolf Brewing Company & Public House, Middleburgh Winery, grocery store, convenient stores, pharmacy, independent bookstore, thrift store, and numerous restaurants and farms stands. Our site is nestled in the heart of the Schoharie Valley and in the middle of three distinct regions in rural New York, making us a perfect home base to explore all that Upstate NY has to offer. We're at the northern end of the Catskills and Appalachian region of NY, in the south-east of the Mohawk Valley region, 30 minutes from the Capital Region in Albany, NY and 1 hour from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Nestled in among blankets of ferns in a mature pine forest, this campsite features a queen size bed for two and dome pop up tent that will sleep an additional 6 people. The site is a quick walk away from the Little Schoharie Creek with several swimming holes and a 10 minute hike through the forest to the waterfall.
Guests should be aware that we currently have one additional campsite on our property. A Creekside RV & Tent Campsite which sleeps 6 in the RV and an additional 4 people in a tent. You need to bring your own tent. This site is available to book through https://www.hipcamp.com/u/forestfarmcampsites.
Guests will need to be respectful of their use of public spaces at all times. We request that groups remain in one public area (waterfall, swimming holes, frog pond, etc.) for no more than 2-3 hours at a time. There are numerous places to relax by the water and in the forest. We are confident that we can all work together to ensure that all guests enjoy themselves. This is a family-friendly campsite with the health and safety of our guests at our forefront.
Children will love to visit our Fairy & Gnome Glen, featuring fairy/gnome houses and lean-to's made out of items found in the forest. Guests are encouraged to enjoy existing and/or build their own fairy or gnome houses and lean to's.
Birdwatchers will enjoy the many species that pass through and live in the forest and along the creek. We have already seen our resident bald eagle four times this spring.
No guns, weapons or fireworks are allowed on our property.
We provide fire starting materials including kindling, newspaper and matches.
We have lots of fun activities options for our guests, including families, onsite and in our surrounding community. We will provide you with a binder of menus and great places to check out.
Summary of Onsite Amenities: Swimming in many Little Schoharie Creek swimming holes, including waterfall with swimming hole; Bicycle riding area for children; Hiking paths; Frog catching ponds; DIY Fairy House & Lean-to Building; Birdwatching; Hunting, during the appropriate season; Potable water filling station; Mushroom Farming Tour; Free Wifi and Verizon cell service in the main parking lot, not at the Tentrr site.
Summary of Offsite Amenities: 5 minutes from the Village of Middleburgh with a grocery store, a variety of restaurants, local brewery, local winery, liquor store, Dollar Store, bookstore, pharmacy, hardware store, auto parts store and more! 5-10 minutes from a number of farm stands and pick your own experiences that feature an abundance of fresh produce from the historic Schoharie Valley. 10 minutes from kayaking and canoeing on the Schoharie Creek. 10 minutes from a range of other hiking trails including Partridge Run trails, the Long Path, Vroman's Nose. 15 minutes from Gobbler's Knob Family Fun Park with mini golf and driving range. 20 minutes from the Huyck Preserve in Historic Rensselaerville, NY brimming with fresh local food, music and 12 miles of well maintained hiking trails, plus a large cascading waterfall. 20 minutes from Cobleskill Regional Hospital. 30 minutes from downtown Albany, and 40 from Schenectady & Troy with fine dining, live music, shopping malls, and much more. Pets must be leashed at all times, including at the campsite and hand washing station, as we have chickens and young children in the nearby vicinity. In addition, the fern-covered under-story that makes our forest so magical would be quickly destroyed by an active dog. There are also endangered plant species on the property that we are protecting. Please help us maintain our favorite features of our forest by using the dog tie hooks that are attached to the deck.