Places to Go Camping in the North East

Places to Go Camping in the North East
The Northeast is well-known for its history as the birthplace of America and for its big cities, but you can still find natural beauty to enjoy as well. New England can be a difficult place to go camping during the harsh winter, but summer camping in this area provides some of the most unforgettable experiences an outdoor lover could hope to enjoy.
 

Pine Acres Family Resort, Massachusetts

Located in Oakham, this family-owned campground can be found in the middle of Massachusetts. The word resort in its name is anything but hyperbole. The sites themselves feature picnic tables and fire rings as well as restrooms with showers. The campground features a tennis court and miniature golf. Recreation spans the gamut from winter sports to volleyball. Lake Dean provides ample opportunity for boating and fishing. The surrounding landscape is great for hiking or cross-country skiing, depending on the time of year.

Pine Acres Family Resort
203 Bechan Road
Oakham, Massachusetts 01068
(508) 882-9509
http://pineacresresort.com/

 
 

Woodford State Park, Vermont

Located 2400 feet above sea level in Woodford, this is a premier camping spot in the Northeast. This is a natural spot for hikers because it is situated between the George Aiken Wilderness Area and Green Mountain National Forest. The highlight is a 2.7-mile hiking trail that departs from the campground and circles around Adams Reservoir. The reservoir offers water sports, including swimming and boating. The campsite features 103 multipurpose sites, and pets are permitted as long as you show a valid rabies certificate.

Woodford State Park
142 State Park Road
Woodford, Vermont 05201
(802) 447-7169
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/woodford.cfm

George Washington Management Area, Rhode Island

At nearly 3,500 acres, this state park is huge, with lots of attractions for the camper who loves all things outdoors and enjoys roughing it a little more than the average person. This park features beautiful woods, verdant fields, gentle ponds and streams. Inside the park, you can enjoy miles of hiking trails that provide breathtaking scenic views and go canoeing, kayaking, biking, and fishing. There are 45 RV-only sites and 45 multipurpose sites with no showers or bathrooms except outhouses. Leave your pets and alcohol at home.

George Washington Management Area
2185 Putnam Pike
Glocester, Rhode Island 02814
(401) 568-2013
http://riparks.com/georgewashcamp.htm

Glen Ellis Family Campground, New Hampshire

This New Hampshire campground has it all. The park features 130 RV-only sites and 73 tent-only sites. Surrounded by the stunning New England beauty of the White Mountains and Ellis and Saco rivers, if you have an outdoor calling, you can satiate it here. Take a dip in the heated pool or head to the chilly waters of the rivers to get in some wicked tubing. You can play volleyball, a leisurely game of baseball or hit the courts for some tennis. The Presidential range makes for one of the most memorable hiking trails in this part of the country.

Glen Ellis Family Campground
Route 302
Glen, New Hampshire 03838
(603) 383-4567
http://glenelliscampground.com/

 

Article Written By Timothy Sexton

Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for Zappos.com, Disaboom and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.

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