What do you have planned for this summer? Camping, camping, and more camping, we hope! If you haven’t decided where you’re headed, here are some ideas to help your fun summer plans take shape.
NORTHEAST/Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York
A “Maine” event means plenty of beach time when you stay at Moody Beach RV Campground, in Wells, a town that has four miles of beaches. Antique lovers will appreciate the more than 25 antique stores in Wells, while vintage auto aficionados will enjoy the Wells Auto Museum which houses a collection of over 80 antique and classic cars. Summer events include Wells Brew Fest on July 13 and Wells HarborFEST on August 3. Take a step back in time at Massachusetts’s Old Sturbridge Village which is just five miles from Sturbridge RV Campground. This town is an outdoor living history museum depicting life in the early 19th century. Plenty of shops and restaurants round out a visit to this quaint New England town. The New Jersey campgrounds offer more beach time and quaint towns while New York’s Hudson Valley location, Rondout Valley RV Campground, is a pretty and tranquil summertime find.
The Pacific Northwest coastal campgrounds provide the best of everything with majestic mountain views and beachcombing galore. Proximity to to major cities such as Seattle and Portland are also a plus. Enjoy Cannon Beach’s 55th Annual Sandcastle Contest on June 8 and stay at Oregon’s Seaside RV Campground,) or attend Washington State’s International Kite Festival and stay at Long Beach RV Campground, in Long Beach.
MIDWEST/Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
Summer in the Midwest means lots of green scenery and blue skies. Pine Country RV Campground in Belvidere, Illinois is wooded, wonderful and family friendly as well as the perfect spot to stay while you enjoy the Boone County Fair August 6-11. Hoosier State fun includes Indian Lakes RV Campground in Batesville, Indiana and Horseshoe Lakes RV Campground in Clinton. Horseshoe Lakes is the place to be if you want to relax and cast a line with access to 11 fishing lakes. Diamond Caverns RV Campground in Park City, Kentucky puts you in perfect proximity to explore Mammoth Cave National Park while Michigan’s Bear Cave RV Campground has its very own cave onsite, which is the only naturally formed cave in the state. If you enjoy watching boat races, plan a stay at St. Clair RV Campground in St. Clair, Michigan during the city’s annual St. Clair Riverfest July 26-28. In addition to the boat races, there will be live entertainment, family-friendly activities and more. Ohio rounds out the Midwest fun for summer stays at either Kenisee Lake RV Campground, in Jefferson or Wilmington RV Campground, in Wilmington. The latter is close to King’s Island Amusement Park while Kenisee Lake might be a good option if you want to attend the Ashtabula County Fair, August 6-11.
SOUTHEAST/Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Do it big in Texas and enjoy the Hill Country (stay at Medina Lake RV Campground) or explore the Big D and stay at Bay Landing RV Campground which is just outside of Dallas. The Carolinas are always beautiful in the summertime and there are five options for a Carolina-kinda getaway. Get to know the Volunteer State and visit big cities like Nashville and Memphis while making your home base at Natchez Trace RV Campground and Cherokee Landing RV Campground. Alabama is home to Hidden Cove RV Campground which sits on Smith Lake, world famous for its fishing and water sport opportunities. And as they say, Virginia is for lovers and you will love all the campgrounds available in the Old Dominion state, conveniently located to historical sites, waterside fun and quaint towns chock full of southern charm.
SOUTHWEST/Arizona, California, Nevada
California is peppered with fabulous campgrounds and you can pretty much take your pick as you drive down the coast from north to south. Convenient locations to major cities like Los Angeles, Santa Barbra, and San Diego, as well as inland, make your California dreamin’ a reality. For some Southwestern flair, consider Nevada’s Las Vegas RV Campground or Verde Valley RV Campground just outside Sedona, Arizona. Both are guaranteed to make outdoor enthusiasts and photography buffs revel in the breathtaking landscapes enjoyed while hiking the area.
So, spread out a map, close your eyes and point your finger – whichever direction you head, Thousand Trails is there with friendly faces to greet you, great places to explore and camping opportunities guaranteed to make plenty of summer memories.
Make your reservations for a fabulous summer trip, or trips, at thousandtrails.com.