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Old 08-23-2019, 12:04 PM   #1
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New England States

Where would be the best location to camp while seeing the New England states. I was thinking New Hampshire as it seems centrally located. I am planning to stay about 10 days in one location if possible and see the sites within 2 or 3 hours of the campground. Never camped in New England so any campground suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:56 PM   #2
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We just bounced around a couple of years ago and found CG.s as we went staying a few days in each location.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:40 PM   #3
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I don't mind bouncing around a little but I am planning on visiting the area late September to early October which is a high volume period so I was thinking I might have a hard time finding a nice campground to stay at. With the New England states so small I can probably stay in 1 or 2 locations and see most of what I want to see without moving much. I don't mind staying in a hotel overnight if I stray to far from the rv.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:17 PM   #4
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Check out Normandy Farms in Foxboro, Ma. Fantastic Campground with a great location. Half hour to Boston, hour to the Cape, 1.5 hours to NH, etc.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:57 PM   #5
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Thanks. Is it very hard to get reservations in the New England states in late Sept thru early Oct. I was thinking about staying in New Hampshire on account of it being more centrally located for all the states. I have never camped in that area so it's all new to me. I plan on visiting Mass. and north to Maine. Foxboro may be a good location for my southern portion traveling the New England states. Any good campgrounds in Maine.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:21 AM   #6
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In Maine we stayed at Old Orchard Beach Campground. Nice campground with a central location to the popular Maine coastal attractions. We preferred the Black Forest section of the campground which is a new section at the back of the campground, very quiet when we were there (early June). Great bike trails close by if you are into that.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:47 AM   #7
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We really enjoyed our New England trip about eight years ago. We were there late September early October. We went as far as Nova Scotia. We moved to several camp grounds and didn't have any problems with getting a camp ground. We did stay at one that was closing for winter the next week. Places we enjoyed, cog railroad to weather station in NH Acadia National Park in Maine and Roosevelt Campebello Int'l Park.
The one problem was being from the south we didn't have enough warm clothes.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:34 AM   #8
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We will be on our way in a couple weeks to New England, leaving Upstate New York. We will be crossing VT and NH directly to Maine. We will be going to the Ellsworth/Acadia NP area first, staying at Timberland Acres CG. This CG has huge sites and is about 15 miles from the park. There are a couple closer CGs but many close Columbus Day weekend. We will be going from there to Harrington, ME and Sunset Point CG. Very small but the views are great and the owner will serve you a lobster meal at a very reasonable cost. We have stayed at both before and have been happy. A new one will be near Booth Bay, Gray Homestead CG. It has great reviews and a virtual You Tube tour.


A CG near Old Orchard Beach that we stayed in a couple years ago, Wild Duck is an adult only CG and can be a bit tight but is close to Portland and the South Coast - Kennebunk, Kittery, etc. The Freeport-Durham KOA does a good job as well. Cedar Haven near Freeport has decent sites - but I found them too tight. If you get as far as Lubec, ME, I cannot reccomend this one also named Sunset Point - unless you like almost overlapping slides. Others think it's a great CG.


An opinion - CGs like Bayley's near Old Orchard are fine if you have kids. It can be noisy and dusty but it is very close to the beach and their prices will show that.


A few years back we stayed at Hemlock Grove CG just South of Biddefordand had a great time. Another is Homestead by the River. Many years ago we styed there for months at a time and I full timed one summer when working on a project in Biddeford. It's no longer the same owners but the sites were great



NH - virtually any CG near Mt Washington though Crazy Horse CG near Littleton is not recommended. They put us in a site that was easy to get into but required a lot of maneuvering to exit. Then there was that drunken party and shrieking women seasonals party for three nights until after 2:00am the CG did nothing to quiet.
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Traveler's Woods CG in Bernardston, MA close to the VT border is a nice little place. We have stayed there 3 times and were treated like old friends by everyone.
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Is it hard to find a campground while traveling in late Sept-early Oct. I was planning on making reservations ahead but I do like the idea of moving from state to state without making reservations no more than maybe 2 or 3 days ahead. With this being a prime season I don't want to be camping in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
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Is it hard to find a campground while traveling in late Sept-early Oct. I was planning on making reservations ahead but I do like the idea of moving from state to state without making reservations no more than maybe 2 or 3 days ahead. With this being a prime season I don't want to be camping in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Usually not a problem but reservations are always a good idea, especially when the 'leaf peepers' come out to (slowly) wander the roads. I made ours with no problem. CGs start to close at Columbus Day weekend since snow may not be too far away anytime after Oct 15 in the NE mountains
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Old 09-01-2019, 01:31 PM   #12
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Try "Mile Away" in Henniker, its about 10 miles out of Concord. Great people there, I had a site for 4 years there when I did work for the Department of Veterans Affairs, I might add that it was a 4 season site.
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:21 PM   #13
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New England campgrounds

First of all, New England may be a little bigger than you think. There is also a lot to see. Especially if your into history.
I would almost recommend going north along the coast up to Acadia National Park. There are so many stops along the way.
At that point, I would recommend heading west towards Rangeley, Maine and then into northern New Hampshire and the white mountains. Continuing west to Vermont to take in the foliage along the way.
There is so much to see along the way with a lot of great campgrounds. At that point I would head south through western Massachusetts continuing on to Connecticut.
Not sure if your a member of Harvest Host, but that may be a pretty cool option if you want to keep moving.
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We have just spent a month in Hampton Falls, NH at Wakeda Family Campground. It is a beautiful family run facility nestled in large pine trees with spacious sites, full hookups, and beautifully maintained. It is 20 minutes from Portsmouth, and you are near Hampton Beach, Kittery, Maine, and within a few hours driving of the White Mountains, the Maine coastline, Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. We have been RVing in Connecticut and New Hampshire and NH is a great choice for location.
Wakeda does not offer cable TV and we got 13 channels with our antenna. They do have a couple of WiFi spots, but we have Verizon and used our personal hotspots without issue. There are so many things to do in the area that you shouldn’t be bored.
We spent three days in Rangeley, Maine on the lake in a cabin, and then drove three hours east to Acadia National Park. There is so much to see and do up there that you may want to try several campgrounds to save a lot of driving time. I-95 charges you tolls up to the Augusta area of Maine and since we have a dually, we get charged as a commercial vehicle and it gets expensive. It took us 4 hours to get to Rangeley using back roads instead of the interstate. It’s a two plus hour trek to the White Mountains.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:06 AM   #15
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Don't know if anyone has said it, but pack warm clothing. Right now, here in Ellsworth, Maine (Acadia area) it's 50 degrees and the high will be mid 60s and it's going to be a beautiful day after some rain and fog last night.Fall is about here in the NE



Something else - we just traveled the Mass Turnpike(I-90) and I-495. The roads are, with apologies to the locals, bumpy as I-10 in Louisiana along with drivers who turn into psychopaths once behind the wheel of their vehicles
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