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Best Camping Spots in New England

Best Camping Spots in New England
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We asked Carol Cambo, co-author of New England Camping (Avalon; $21.95), to choose the five best camping spots to pitch your tent or park your RV in New England.

Little Moose Management Unit
Greenville Junction, ME
Backcountry hikers in the mood to rough it may choose from a handful of primitive sites on Big Moose Pond. The rewards: miles of trails with views of Little Moose Mountain. Open all year.
207-778-8231

Mount Philo State Park
Charlotte, VT
If you prefer certain amenities to complement sweeping views of Lake Champlain, choose one of 10 mountaintop sites. Most rigs can tow a small RV up the steep slope. Open through Oct. 12.
802-425-2390
vtstateparks.com/htm/philo.cfm

Lost River Valley Campground
North Woodstock, NH
Two rivers run through it, so car and tent sites sit by the rushing water. Kids love wriggling their way through Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves across the road. Open through Oct. 12.
800-370-5678, 603-745-8321
lostriver.com

Clarksburg State Park
Clarksburg, MA
Plunked in the middle of an unspoiled northern hardwood forest with views of the Hoosac Range, Mount Greylock, and the Green Mountains are 45 sites near Mauserts Pond, offering fishing, hiking, and bird watching. Open through Oct. 12.
413-664-8345
mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/clsp.htm

Oak Embers
West Greenwich, RI
Get your foliage fix on horseback. This family campground is adjacent to Arcadia Management Area, crisscrossed with riding trails, and across from Stepping Stone Ranch and its trusted steeds. Open through Oct. 31.
401-397-4042
oakembers.com

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4 Responses to Best Camping Spots in New England

  1. Michelle August 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    Another great campground in the Lakes Region. Harbor Hill Campground located in Meredith, NH.

  2. Ed K. August 21, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Smuggler’s Notch – Vermont State Park

  3. Paul L. August 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Umbagog State Park, the wilderness sites can only be reached by boat.

  4. Amy August 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I won’t tell you my two (closer) favorites as they’re hard enough to get sites at but another great one is way up in Maine. Beyond the campground itself, they’ll also take you and all your stuff miles up the lake and drop you off on one of their remote “wilderness” sites (right on the water, with your own beach!) http://www.southarm.com/

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