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Birders Paradise

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Huntsville, ON

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Hosted By

LivingOurJoy

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 30 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    2

  • Same Day Requests

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    Yes

Located 10 minutes south of the town of Huntsville, on a paved rural road, our 4 acre property sits on the edge of a natural wetland, surrounded by hills and forest (cell service can be limited) where you will see a wonderful variety of birds. The entrance to our gravel driveway is very wide with a short hill down to an even wider, flat, open area that will easily accommodate turning and backing up. We have cleared a campsite on the edge of the wetland in a well treed area, but we also offer level parking in the driveway itself, beside our open lawn area. We have a short boardwalk out to a small flowing stream that runs through the wetland. Guests are welcome to use the side and upper deck of our home where you can enjoy a perfect view over the marsh and the many birds that live here. This is an extremely quiet area but there is the occasional ATV or noisy vehicle that goes by, as is common in rural areas. Our road is quite lovely to walk or bike, with a steep hill to the west and less hilly to the east. The trees on our property and the surrounding area are quite stunning in the peak of the fall colour season. Suggested Local Attractions:Algonquin Provincial Park 30 minutes east. Arrowhead Provincial Park 25 minutes north. South Portage Boat Launch and Park 9 minutes east. Port Sydney Beach and Boat Launch 15 minutes west. Dwight Beach and Boat Launch 15 minutes east. The town of Huntsville is 10 minutes north of us - for groceries, fuel, supplies, etc with a lovely downtown located on the picturesque Muskoka River where you will find restaurants, ice cream, children’s playground, park, and more. Our road is a favourite route for motorcycle and bicycle touring, especially in the fall season.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

No smoking. no generators after 9PM

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Paved road to gravel driveway. One steep hill on road Tow Vehicle Parking Details: In driveway

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Gravel

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Hosted By LivingOurJoy

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65+

Retired Details: John is retired and Mary Anne is a writer and artist working from home. Our children are grown and living on the other side of Canada, and the other side of the world. We have converted a Dodge ProMaster work van into our ideal self-sufficient RV setup. We are seasoned road trippers who love spontaneous travels inspired by curiosity and high praise for great places to visit. Home Town: Huntsville, Ontario Favorite Boondocking Locations: We’re new to boondocking, having always been campground campers over the years, so we are looking forward to discovering some new favourite locations. Skills or Expertise to Share: John is a very handy guy who will dive in to help fix pretty much anything.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    ChrisandNada

    3 months ago

    John and Mary Anne are really nice folks. They accepted our last minute booking and flagged us down with flashlights when we missed their location in the dark. Both were happy to share their own experiences travelling by RV and we will be putting some of their suggestions to use.

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    PandAVanLife

    3 months ago

    This was our first ever Harvest Hosts experience, and it was very easy and very positive. It was wonderful meeting John and Mary Ann. They were very social, knowledgeable about RV and van life experiences, and willing to share what they have learned in their own travels and van-build. We are thankful they accept same-day reservations and that they gladly accommodated our late arrival. We hope to meet them again. They have a perfect property for hosting — very scenic, quiet, and level. Highly recommended.

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    Coline_and_Max

    3 months ago

    You honestly can’t meet better people than John and Mary Anne. Thanks for the warm coffee in the morning and for fixing our battery 😁 Really enjoyed your company, safe future travels with your van!

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    TheBowles

    4 months ago

    The location just outside, of Huntsville is ideal for day trips into Algonquin, provincial Park, or Huntsville itself. What makes it even better, is that the hosts are warm and engaging. We enjoyed our visit and our stay.

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    RVnCo

    4 months ago

    It was our first boondocking experience and we had a wonderful visit at Birders Paradise. Our hosts were very welcoming and it was really nice chatting with both of them. Place was very quiet and peaceful. Highly recommended. We certainly hope to meet again.

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