This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Huntsville, ON
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
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.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 15A
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Access Road Conditions: Paved road to gravel driveway. One steep hill on road Tow Vehicle Parking Details: In driveway
Hosted By LivingOurJoy
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.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
1 week 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.
2 weeks ago
We were well received by the host and access to the house was easy. Thank for such a nice greeting, it was really nice chatting with both of you. I enjoyed taking some pictures of different birds and listening to them. Quite peaceful
3 months ago
Great area for parking trailer. Electrical supplied. Friendly and informative couple. Highly recommended.
11 months ago
We had a one night stay at Birders Paradise which is exactly as advertised. A beautiful haven and well maintained property with very friendly and fascinating hosts. Our family of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 kids stayed on their vast driveway with beautiful views all around. When we first arrived, my entire family abandoned me in the rain yet the host helped provide me morale support as I unhooked my tow vehicle! The next day when the weather was beautiful they were gracious enough to show us around as well as share their own hobbies when we showed them our RV. We would definitely come back again if they would have us!
11 months ago
We had a wonderful 2 night stay. Our hosts were very welcoming - we hope to meet again. It is a great location to enjoy the fall colours and everything the area has to offer.