Backcountry camping

Your spot is located in the middle of a large forest meadow, surrounded by tall maples and cedars far away. Explore some of the most breathtaking old-growth hardwood and cedar forest in Ontario. Red pine, cedar, jack pine, untouched Canadian wilderness and stunning fall foliage. Deer, porcupine, foxes, blue jays, cardinals, chipmunks, hummingbirds, heron.

All-Season

1-6 adventurers

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Campsite Amenities

Features a raised solid wood camping platform with motion lights, a picnic table for 6, a small portable propane BBQ, bug screen/outdoor living room for hanging out during the day, fire ring and a comfortable outdoor composting toilet. We encourage you to bring own tents, sleeping bags and camping gear, however, tents and an array of all-seasonal camping equipment, as well as snowshoes for a large group can be provided if needed. A couple or a group of good friends can stay comfortably here with an ample supply of fresh well water and hardwood firewood harvested on the property and provided by the hosts.

Features

  • Camping platform (8″ x 8″)
  • Sink and countertop
  • Basic utencils
  • Outdoor composting toilet
  • Hammock
  • Dog-friendly

Includes

  • Firewood
  • BBQ
  • Access to trails and pond

Equipment for rent

  • Tents
  • Outdoor living room (bug screen)
  • Pads
  • Sleeping bags

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is there to do in the area?
First of all, we suggest enjoying our ponds, taking a hike to see the old-growth and meadows of Kinghurst Forest, along with taking a drive to many of the nearby waterfalls, the Grotto and the Amish triangle.

Are there a lot of mosquitos and insects?
We are very lucky to live in a very robust ecosystem, as a result, you shouldn’t be surprised if you have insects and other creatures like birds, squirrels and racoons visiting the loft, especially at night. However, the bedroom is protected by a bug net and we do provide repellant. We are located in a dry spot so they are generally not a nuisance.

Is it pet-friendly?
Yes! Dogs love the forest. We just ask that you keep them on leash on the trails to avoid encounters with wildlife.

Can I make fire?
Yes. We will provide all of the firewood you will need for your stay to use by the firepit. Additionally, if you run out, we will be happy to drop by with a fresh, sustainably-sourced batch.

Can you eat the mushrooms in the forest?

Please do not forage for edibles or mushrooms – there are over 5,000 known species of mushrooms in the area and many of them are highly poisonous. Another reason to leave it to the experts!

” All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once.”
– Terry Pratchett


Can I go swimming?

As long as there is no ice, you are welcome to enjoy our large private ponds, a 5-minute walk from the loft. Water in both ponds is fresh, clean and spring-fed. They are safe for swimming for turtles, many happy fish and humans! Keep in mind that both ponds are very deep and not suitable for beginner swimmers. Depending on the season, a canoe will be left out on the pond for you to use.


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