We spent a night at Sunshine Daydreams Sanctuary in Califon, New Jersey on a Hipcamp Field Scout assignment.
If you’re not familiar with Hipcamp, they are “committed to making getting outside fun and easy, as simple as selecting what, when and where you want your camping experience to be.” (from Hipcamp.com). They are a great resource for finding and booking campsites across the United States (unfortunately direct booking is not available for federal or state land). Lots of private land is listed and, as a Field Scout, we visit the property to tell its story via photography and provide feedback.
TIP: Try Hipcamp to discover campgrounds (or list your own land!). Use this link to sign-up and receive $10 in Hipcamp credit towards your first booking!
Our review and photos of Sunshine Daydreams Sanctuary can be found on Hipcamp or here:
Live in NYC or the surrounding urban area but love the country and farm life? Sunshine Daydreams Sanctuary is a great getaway about an hour from NYC.
Pitch your tent, request set-up of a glamping tent, or park your camper in one of the unused pastures behind the family home. Bathrooms are overrated – you’ll have access to water from a spigot and endless peace and quiet!
Frolick in the fields, enjoy the faint naying of horses in the surrounding equestrian properties, and marvel at the super cute baby goats and pigs located on-site! Who knows, maybe goat yoga will be a future offering as your host Caitlin pursues her dream of turning the property into an animal therapy retreat.
Pursue outdoor activities at nearby Vorhees State Park or Ken Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area. Visit the Red Mill Museum or Hunterdon Art Museum in the historic town of Clinton. Or, stay put on Sunshine Daydreams Sanctuary to simply relax in the shadow of the barn reminiscent of the T.A. Moulton Barn in Grand Teton National Park.
In typical Trip Over Life fashion, we stopped at a brewery, Demented Brewing in Middlesex, New Jersey, on our way home. Cheers!
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