For those of you not from New England, the first thing you need to realize is that the region is not very big. You can reasonably drive from one end of New England to another in less than a day. For example, a drive from Greenwich, CT to Bar Harbor, ME is slightly over 8 hours. From Providence, RI to Burlington, VT is slightly over 4 and half hours.
So when planning a New England RV vacation you might want to think about visiting many different places, especially if you are going to be there a while. It is not at all unreasonable to start your vacation visiting the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts and ending it up at Acadia National Park in Maine. As a matter of fact, that would make an excellent New England RV vacation.
Start your vacation at the Cape Cod National Seashore. While the National Sea Shore does not have camping right on the property, there are numerous Cape Cod campgrounds for you to choose from while visiting the Cape. Make sure to visit some of the Cape’s 14 lighthouses while there, including Nauset Light which is located in the National Seashore.
From Cape Cod head north and take in the Lakes Region in New Hampshire and then on up to the White Mountain National Forest. There are numerous New Hampshire campgrounds along the way to accommodate you while passing through these gorgeous regions of New Hampshire. The lakes region gives you endless opportunities for water sports, while the White Mountain National Forest introduces you to some tremendous mountain scenery. You may also want to visit White Mountain State Park perched on the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak – Mount Washington.
From New Hampshire head east into Maine to take in Acadia National Park, the northeast’s only National Park and the first National Park east of the Mississippi. Campgrounds exist in the park and near the park for your stay.
Along the way you will drive approximately 500 miles (without side trips), and you will have gone from sandy beach, marshes, and ponds to beautiful lakes, to breath taking mountain scenery, to Maine’s fabled rocky coast. You will probably want to take two weeks to do each region justice, but it can be done in less time.
This is but one example of the great RV vacation you can put together in New England visiting numerous locations. So get out a map, pick a bunch of destinations, and get going. You really will not have to drive that much…
This article was kindly provided to us by Travel New England.