Come camp at Smithereen Farm!
We are open for camping from May to October each year, and offer sites at two beautiful locations on Leighton Point, at the heart of Cobscook Bay.
At the Smithereen Home Farm, we have four tent platforms.
At Blueberry Land, we have four tent platforms with triangle tops, designed and built by Raivo Vihman of Haystack Joinery.
Both camping locations include use of trails along the Pennamaquan River, to Long Cove, and to Cobscook Bay. Access to the shoreline is nearby. Each site has a fire pit. Campers have access to a communal fire pit and picnic areas at the farm, a composting toilet, an outdoor sink, potable water, and outdoor shower.
- Upon booking, you’ll receive a Welcome Handbook with all the information you need! Please read all details carefully. In the meantime, you can check out our online Visitor’s Guide.
- There are no dogs allowed at the farm; you may camp with a dog on Blueberry Land, but they cannot come to the farm.
“Blueberry Land was a wonderful place to stay. Clean, quiet, peaceful, & private. We had the place to ourselves. How can you go wrong with a morning view like this!? We would absolutely come here again.“
“We loved the scene at Smithereen Farms, the community centered folks there are doing great work in this farflung locale! The view of the ocean and walk down to the tidal flats does not disappoint!”
“Gorgeous farm, welcoming hosts, delicious fresh produce and great products, what more could you ask for? Already can’t wait to return! Thanks for making our trip so special.”
“Well-maintained tent platforms on a lovely organic farm. We found Smithereen Farm to be an excellent home base for exploring Downeast Maine. We appreciated the outdoor shower, sink, and composting toilet. Don’t miss the Reversing Falls just down the road!”
Ecology and Recreation
Kayaking, hiking, biking, small boating adventures, clambakes, bird watching, foraging fruit and wild foods, swimming in lakes, endless beach walks with nary a traffic light are all activities you’ll enjoy during your stay here. More than a quarter of Washington County is under some kind of conservation protection, with the Cutler Coast, Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, Downeast Salmon Federation, Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Grand Lakes Stream Trust, Nature Conservancy, Maine Islands Land Trust … plenty of room for and exploring, and plenty of terns, eagles, gannets, shearlings, plovers, puffins, petrals, eiders, shearwaters, loons, herons, and black ducks. You can watch them race up and down the surf, fluttering up in great clusters to feed, and out on the water amongst the whales, dolphins, and massive schools of herring and mackerel.
We believe in sharing this beautiful land with visitors. Come and learn with us about agroecology and participate in the enterprises we are engaged with. We also welcome those who come to teach us!
Engaging with visitors to the farm is part of our mission and our goal of recruiting more young farmers to this region.
In the spring, we dip and smoke alewives, harvest wild and farmed algae, propagate seedlings, and get all our baby plants in the ground.
As spring turns to summer, we harvest wild herbs from the meadows and forest edges, wild algae during low tides, and log-grown mushrooms for our signature Mermaiden Broth.
In the summer, the farm is abuzz with activity – our pollinator habitat keeps the veggies and fruit trees happy, and we open up our U-Pick strawberries (June) and blueberries (mid-July). This is also the time of year when we host workshops with Greenhorns, our sister nonprofit. Join us to learn about algae, fungi, foraging, myco-buoys, local food cooking, and much more! Every week we sell at the Lubec Farmers’ Market with a growing diversity of vegetables and fruits.
In the fall, U-Pick cranberries from the bog are available, as well as our scrumptious Cranberry Sauce—and you can join in the apple picking, pressing and harvest abundance.