Baxter State Park, A True Wilderness Experience

Baxter State Park is a True Wilderness Experience. With over 200,000 acres, this special place is a hiker’s paradise to experience nature at its best.

There are 46 mountain peaks for you to explore of which 18 of them are over 3,000’ in elevation. The highest peak in Baxter State Park is Baxter Peak at 5,267’.

It’s a park you can get lost in so you should always have a good map with you. These can be obtained at the area campground, park headquarters in Millinocket and the Visitor Center at Togue Pond.

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How to Find the Perfect Campground

How to find the perfect campground has become a challenge in recent years. With the RV boom in the last 5 years, there is much more competition for campsites now more than ever. We have been camping over 12 years and recently the need to book campgrounds earlier has become the new norm.

If you’re relatively new to RV camping you may not remember a time when you really didn’t need reservations and if you didn’t like a campground where you were staying you just moved to another campground in the area.

Well, those days are over.

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Vacation

Upper Peninsula Michigan vacation has always been on our bucket list and after viewing so many beautiful pictures of it, we decided it was time for us to go. We took 2 weeks and drive with our camper attached from New York to experience the land of the waterfalls and boy we weren’t disappointed.

After a long ride on Route 80, we started to head north and finally stopped for the night in a campground just north of Ann Arbor. Wow, we made it to Michigan but to get to the Upper Peninsula was still going to be a ride but now it was time to start enjoying our vacation.

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Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park was established in 1935 so there would be an outdoor playground for the growing east coast and the Washington DC metropolitan area. The park is one of the few on the east coast with dense forest and Skyline Drive which began construction in 1928 before the park was established, was built solely for the enjoyment of the park.

Today, Skyline Drive stretches 105 miles with stunning overlooks. This two land road brings 1.5 million visitors through the park each year. With 195,000 acres, this park has over 200 species of birds, a large population of black bear, deer, turkey and other small mammals.

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Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond State Park and Campground (opened all year) is located in Felton Delaware in Kent County about 13 miles south of Dover just off Route 13. This park has so much to offer with a big beautiful pond, fishing, boating, playgrounds, picnic area, camping, and rental cabins. It is one of the nicest state parks we’ve visited.

Killens Pond

Killens Pond is a 66-acre body of water located along the Murderkill River and allows non-motorized boating. This park surrounds the pond with a day-use area on one side and the campground located on the other. The day-use area offers a water park, nature center, boat rentals, disc golf, fishing, and picnic pavilion area.

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Campground Choices on Chincoteague Island

So you want to go to Chincoteague Island and you need a place to camp. Campground choices on Chincoteague Island are somewhat limited. If you’re like me, you research all your options to find the best fit for you. However, there is only one type of camping on the island no matter which one you chose.

The campgrounds here are all privately owned and offer resort type camping. Campsites are close together. I also found them to be on the expensive side of what I would usually spend for a campsite, which I wasn’t expecting from this small town beach community.  The following are all your campground options.

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Ramblewood Campground, Pittsburgh NH

One of our favorite campgrounds in the past 10+ years of camping is Ramblewood Campground and Cabins in Pittsburgh New Hampshire.  It’s a family-owned private campground, set on 180 acres, which offers electric and water at most sites. 

What a View! That’s all I can say, together with great and friendly owners makes for a very enjoyable stay. The campground is on a hill that overlooks the Connecticut Lakes. We loved having our cocktails at night looking at the view and enjoying the sunset.  It was like living in paradise for a few days!

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