Lorence and Janis Reed

Age: 65+

Member since June 2012

Retired country dwellers, parents of 3, grandparents of 5 - none of whom live nearby.


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We enjoy nature and live on 26 acres of woods with our own trails. We are active in our community. We enjoy hiking, square dancing, bridge, euchre and learning. Non-smokers.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Nature, woodworking, handyman and handywoman.

Lorence and Janis Reed's Pets

Our pets have all gone to pet heaven.

Favorite Boondocking Locations


Lorence and Janis Reed's Hometown

We live in the community of Callander which has a population of about 4000, pretty evenly split between rural and urban. We are fortunate to live in the rural part. Callander, located on the shores of Lake Nipissing, is sort of a bedroom community for North Bay, just north of Callander.

Lorence and Janis Reed's Guest Details

Lorence and Janis Reed's Rig

Rig Type: Popup Camper

1 feet long

We are currently "rigless", having sold our Class C Coachman Freelander in September 2015. We really don't have a popup camper but I had to put something in to advance through the menu. We just enjoy meeting RVers.

Lorence and Janis Reed Has 1 Host Location


Callander (formerly North HImsworth Township), ON, CA
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Lorence and Janis Reed's References (8)

References from Guests (8)


October 2018

Great Short Stay

Quiet night surrounded by nature.

Thanks again for the help fixing my little table. I’m very thankful for your generosity.



June 2018

Just like coming home!

Our travels often seem to take us to Hartwood...this was our 3rd stay! Wonderful hosts who are very welcoming and have a wealth of knowledge about the area. Beautiful setting with pretty easy access. Definitely a great site for a peaceful visit. Thanks again Hartwood!


June 2018

Nice folks

My GPS gave me problems but Janis was in touch with me.


December 2017

Well-located venue

Site allowed us to drive in with our 18 foot truck and 27 foot trailer and comfortably turn them to park the trailer safely out of harm's way. Firm, well-drained and level ground. Wonderfully quiet neighbourhood. Brief drive to North Bay and city amenities, including a busy but efficient hospital emergency department, a welcoming Seniors' social club, and a First Nations no-tax gasoline outlet (all used by us). Hosts informed us of approaching events and suggested we extend our stay to attend them, which we did. We enjoyed a wilderness hike on marked trails that paralleled a very active scenic river dropping steeply to L. Nippissing. Our hosts respected our privacy in spite of our proximity to their front door. Callander's library affords visitors access to the internet. In sum, a recommended boondocking location.

Denis and Nathalie

September 2017

Friendly couple and beautiful property

We stayed one night with Lorence and Janis on their beautiful wooded property. It was like staying in a national/state/provincial park but having the whole park to ourselves! We had a nice chat with our hosts who talked to us about their favorite boondocking location, Newfoundland, which happens to be our next planned big trip! That evening, we enjoyed our diner in our RV while watching up close two deer grazing in their yard. After that, we went hiking on their trails and saw another deer, three frogs and lots of colourful mushrooms. We spent a quiet and restful night there. We highly recommend Lorence and Janis as hosts!


May 2017

Beautiful location, wonderful hosts

May 25, 2017 - spent a peaceful night at our hosts site which they graciously made available in spite of their other commitments that day. They also provided detailed instructions to help find them, with sighseeing tips along the way which were greatly appreciated. Lovely location and friendly hosts. Highly recommended.


July 2015

Wonderful people

We stayed two nights with Janis and Lawrence and it was wonderful meeting them. Janis found for us some local activities and gave us information about places to go with our son. My son enjoyed very much playing with their grand kids and we all had a great time.
Thank you so much for letting us stay and to share with us some wondeful moments
Jorge, Julie and Sebastian

Jillian Hayton

July 2014

Lovely peaceful spot

Stayed two nights with Lorence and Janis - gracious hosts with loads of local information. Lovely peaceful place to park. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.