Tony F.
Schuylerville , NY
Joined August 2018
Van driven Mountain bike adventures
Rustic camping in the foothills of the Adirondacks

Rustic camping with all the amenities awaits you at Devil Doc campsites. You will find three tent sites and a small cabin with loft on the property presently. There are plans to expand into another cabin for the bathhouse. A RV trailer is currently being used as the bathrooms as well as a common room for hanging out. Future expansion will see a group site near the upper pond get developed, and a leanto with a glass face. (!) firewood is also available on the premises.  Free to roam around the property, you will inevitably end up hanging around Rich up near his house. The patio is always alive with music, people, and chipmunks who horde peanuts. Basketball is always an option (Rich is a big fan), as well as chilling near the ponds and creeks. The local store is a short 3 mile ride away, if there is anything you forgot, or Rich doesn’t have. Rich could be the most hospitable host we’ve had so far. Music, libations, fire wood and coffee. All were offered and shared. We had a great time there, and will be back. 

The Devil Doc Campsite are just inside the Adirondack Park foothills. With close proximity to Northville and Gloversville, the world is never that far away. Or a good restaurant. The PeckHill state forest is close by for mountain biking. You can park at the trailhead on CR 101, or at Stump City brewing, to ride the trails. Lots of hiking and great fishing are found in the area, along with plenty of water sport opportunities.

My son and I had a great weekend there, and will surely be back. Soon!

Lake St. Catherine in the heart of the Slate Valley recreation area.

Lake St. Catherine state campground is located in the heart of the Slate Valley. There are 50 tent/rv sites and 11 leantos.  This lake is known by anglers and boaters alike. Plentiful mountain bike trails are being developed all over this area. Pine hill in Rutland, and the Endless brook trails top the list of systems in the area to check out. The campground in secluded on the lake and has an excellent beach. Facilities are well maintained, and there is a nature center. People looking for a good place to hang out and grab so food should check out Castleton, situated atop the lake. This college town is bustling with life. Need more? Rutland is a half hour drive east, with Killington another half hour past there. Lots more to do here too. Come check it out.

Super secluded hard to access reward leanto with lake

This leanto is worth the effort it takes to get there. And you have to earn it on foot, bike or other. A two hour bike ride with a couple of breaks. The Murphy Bennett Trails is a technical challenge to hike, or bike in on. And be prepared to go over downfalls. The area is maintained, but windhappens in the old growth forest. Well marked with blue Trail Blazers, the trail snakes its way through the wilderness. Passing by two other bodies of water, Bennett and Middle Lakes, you pass through rocky, rooted terrain and pine tree barrens. Once at the large Leanto, you will find a fire pit and ample room for many tents if a lake full of water, and a forest full of wood -if it hasn't rained. The trail ride out to Pumpkin Hollow doesn't take long, maybe an hour and a half, and the decent back to route 30 and reality takes 4 minutes 34 seconds.

Unbelievable backcountry lodging and camping in Maine

Wow! What an impressive set up. Multiple huts laid out over 35 square miles in the heart of the Carrabasset Valley. Trails lead you into a paradise of Maine's backcountry. 5 huts are there for you to find, explore and stay at. Each huts has a bunkhouse to sleep in. Camping is also available within 100 yard of each hut. There's a yurt halfway between Poplar and Flagstaff huts. A great place to chill for a break or a snack. Situated in a valley with mega climbs, serious hiking and biking trails, and lots of water, there's always something to do. The huts have nature programs for you to explore the forest environment with. All huts provide you with meals and other nourishment if you choose. All huts have showers and nice bathrooms which are fully sustainable. There's not much wifi or cell phone reception in the huts, and they like it that way. Take a break from the reality of the modern world amd get lost in the woods of Maine.

Nice state campground in Lake George

Mega state campground on the lake just north of Lake George Village. Traditional state campground with big bathhouses and no staff. Kinda run down, but if you don't need much then its a beautiful place to camp. Our lakeside campsite had electric right at the site, so charging my stuff while traveling was made easy. Spacious site with enough room for many tents. And a large fire pit. Short walk to beach. You are packed in pretty tight, so don't expect much privacy. Cell phone had decent service. Quite affordand usually has a couple sites available for those who may wander in without reservations. Reservations can be made on the mega state wide site.

First to Review
A hidden gem in the heart of the Kingdom Trails.

This campground is drive in and never touch the car again. Two huge sites that can be rented in tandem as a group site. Each site has a prep table, picnic table, fire pit, 5 gallons of fresh water, a raised platform for tents, and a porta potty. Very spacious sites. Easily two camoer vans and two tents on each site. Site is at the bottom of Kitchel and Herbs trails, atop the exit/entrance trails into the village of East Burke. Showers are a short walk away at Mike's Tiki Bar, in the Kingdom parking lot. The sites can be reserved, and usually are up to a year in advance. So call ahead! Sites are pet friendly and there's lots of space for big dogs to run around. Sites are super private from the outside world. This place is truly a hidden gem that can make your trip.

One super state park campground for the entire family

This is the only campground in the area I will stay at. It has so many benefits, I may not be able to do it justice in this review. The sites are huge. We fit two camper vans, two tents and put up a 20x20 rain tarp on Site 5. The site was freshly raked when we got there, and the leftover wood was stacked next to the fire pit. Picnic table easily seats 8. Lots of bathrooms around the park, each with showers. Firewood and Ice, along with some necessities are available at the office. Cell phone service is touchy depending on where you are in the park. There is fresh water available. Lots of activities to do here, from the Nature Center and hiking trails to seriously wicked mountain biking trails designed by Mr. Knight overlooking the reservoir where boating of all kinds is allowed. And the fishing in the river below is quite stellar. There's even an abandoned town up on top of the mountain for younto check out.

Burke Mtn Campground East Burke, Vermont

Great campground located ontop of Burke Mtn in East Burke, Vermont as part of the overall ski area complex. Nice semi secluded sites, some big enough for small trailers or RV, some with leantos. Each site comes with picnic table, level tent areas, and a fire pit with grill for cooking. All sites come with access to Burke Mtn's pool, sauna and hot tub. There is no shuttle to the campground though, so be prepared to get yourself down the hill to the Kingdom Trails parking lot. It is a hella climb to get back up to the campground after riding all day.