New Englanders know there's no need to pack away their camping gear when the seasons change. Even in the northern states of New Hampshire and Vermont, a variety of campgrounds stay open all year. Many campgrounds are close to top attractions and all-season outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking and biking during the warmer months and skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice-skating when winter arrives.
This "Woodall's" five-star rated campground is located in southern New Hampshire and offers a variety of year-round amenities and activities. It has an indoor heated pool, two recreation rooms, including an adult clubhouse and a teen game room, restrooms with heated showers, guest laundry area and an on-site general store.
There are wooded and open tent sites--for the hardy winter camper--and trailer sites with full hookups. There are more than 200 sites spread across 125 acres.
The campground offers a slew of activities throughout the year including pot luck dinners, arts and crafts, bingo, card tournaments, dances and more.
Old Coach Road
New Boston, NH 03070
Campers here have quick access to some of Vermont's top attractions at Shelburne Campground. The year-round campground, nestled in quiet woods, is minutes from downtown Burlington, the Shelburne Museum, the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and Lake Champlain.
The campground is popular with winter anglers who fish for trout and salmon on Lake Champlain. In mid-April, fishing for brook trout in nearby rivers and streams begins. There's also ice-skating and sledding nearby and skiing at several resorts, including Burke and Stowe.
The campground has modern restrooms with hot showers, a general store, guest laundry facilities, a kitchenette and a restaurant. Campsites have full hookups.
4385 Shelburne Rd.
Shelburne, VT 05482
Located in the popular lakes region of New Hampshire, this year-round campground is close to a plethora of outdoor activities including ice-skating and fishing on nearby lakes, skijoring and ice boating on Lake Winnipesaukee and Alpine and cross-country skiing at Gunstock Resort.
The campground has an indoor pool and whirlpool spa, a recreation room, a TV room, restrooms with hot showers, guest laundry facilities and a general store. In winter, there's an ice-skating rink and sledding hill. Snowmobilers also have direct access from the campground to a network of groomed trails. There are 101 sites with full hookups, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
26 Campground Road
Meredith, NH 03253
Article Written By Pamela Wright
Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University