Campers who love to chase adrenaline won’t want to hang up their mountain bikes, kayaks or kiteboards just because summer’s over. Instead of parking the RV for the season, why not take advantage of smaller crowds and cooler weather to enjoy your favorite adventure sport? Autumn RV camping can be spectacular when you’re parked in a forest of fall colors, so there’s really no reason not to take at least one more trip this autumn. Here’s how.
Autumn Adventure Camping Idea #1: Kiteboarding & RV Camping Cape Hatteras
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is a primo kiteboarding destination, and home to some pretty fine autumn RV camping, too. If kiting is your favorite way to play, there’s nothing quite like the autumn winds that hit Hatteras.
The Frisco campground operated by the National Park Service is open through November. It offers campsites among the secluded dunes on the Atlantic side of Hatteras Island. Legendary Pamlico Sound is a short distance away, so you’ll have two nearby choices for kiteboarding venues. Just in case you haven’t tried the sport before, outfitters on Hatteras Island can fix you up with lessons and gear. The national park RV campground is comfortable, but without hook-ups, so if you like more amenities there’s a private campground at Frisco Woods five minutes away.
Autumn Adventure Camping Idea #2: Cuyuna Country SRA Single Track and Camping
Two hours north of Minneapolis, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area at Ironton, MN is a single track rider’s best autumn destination. In the first place, you’re going to find twenty-five miles of groomed trails twisting and turning their way among twenty abandoned iron mining lakes. The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail System is gaining notoriety with riders around the country, with five separate units of clearly marked and superbly-maintained trails. That should be enough to get single track fans packing.
But just in case you’re wondering about the RV camping, you’ll also find the camping at Portsmouth campground on Portsmouth Mine Pit Lake close to the trails and plenty comfortable in autumn.
Autumn Adventure Camping Idea #3: Autumn Gales Sea Kayaking, Stonington, CT
For campers whose adventure sport is sea kayaking, the annual Autumn Gales event is a not-to-be-missed fall adventure. Coaches from several countries convene each October at the New England Science & Sailing Centre in Stonington, CT to work with a fortunate few. Taking advantage of the optimal waters of Fishers Island Sound, the group spends several days sharpening their skills through tiered training courses, in essentials such as rough water confidence and tide race surfing.
It’s easy to reach Stonington, just two hours away from Boston and under three hours’ drive from your New York RV rental pickup. You’ll be happy to learn that Mystic KOA is only fifteen minutes from the event site and offers special campsite rates in September and October. Why not plan to camp awhile at this scenic, friendly campground while learning new skills that will put you at the top of your paddling crew back home?
Did these ideas get your adrenaline flowing for another autumn adventure? Pick one or plan your own, but don’t stop camping just because the crowds went home. There’s a place that’s perfect for you to find adventure and enjoy the comfort and convenience of autumn RV camping, while you’re at it. We’re always here to help with the right RV!