Fall Leaves and More in Maryland and Pennsylvania

Fall is an ideal time to get out and enjoy nature as the season’s remarkable colors paint the landscape. What better way to do so than to take an RV camping trip in our National and State parks. Every fall in the northeast, fall colors resonate in the beauty of our State and National Parks. Here are just a few ideas to spark your creativity for your own fall RV adventure.

Pennsylvania’s National Parks

Gettysburg is a unique experience for the whole family as you can drive the battlefield on a self-guided tour, stopping to view the restored visitor center. The new center features a hand painted Cyclorama, a breathtaking canvas that measures 377 feet in circumference and 42 feet high, which, along with light and sound effects, immerses visitors in the fury of Pickett’s Charge during the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Visit this and other remarkable histories of momentous Civil War battles at this Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.

There are also over 200 miles of scenic roadways to explore in the Delaware Water GapSeveral historic villages along the way provide a window into the past. For more historic adventures Independence National Historic Park  has many monuments and sites representing our country’s colorful history.

History buffs will want to visit the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic SiteEisenhower National Historic Site and Fort Necessity National Battlefield. There are many campsites to stop at along the way.

 

National Forests – Outdoor Adventure and Year-Round Recreation

With over 600 campsites, many miles of trails for you to hike, ride all-terrain vehicles or bikes, boat launches, and beautiful wilderness for you to explore, you will definitely want to visit the Allegheny National Forest. The forest is also open during winter months so visitors can enjoy snowmobiling or snowshoeing.

 Maryland National Parks:

In Maryland there are 18 national parks that welcome more than 6 million visitors annually. These include Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner”; Catoctin Mountain in Thurmont, which is tribute to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. This park and mountain has 25 miles of hiking trails as well as campgrounds and plenty of programs and events for adults and kids alike. If you are longing for the seashore, Maryland and Virginia share the National Seashore of Assateague Island. This is home to the wild horses who continue to thrive on the island.

State Parks of Pennsylvania and Maryland

The whole family can enjoy Pennsylvania State Parks. There are plenty of campsites, lakes and rivers for fishing, boating, canoeing or swimming, trails for hiking, and unlimited places for solitude if that’s what you are seeking. A few favorites are Round Valley, Voorhees, Spruce Run, Pymatuning, Hickory Run and Jacobsburg State Parks. You will probably enjoy yourself so much you’ll want to return and see Tobyhanna, Lackawanna, Ricketts Glen and Nockamixon State Parks, among others.

State Parks of Maryland

Maryland has 36 state parks, 5 state forests and 5 state wildlife management areas. This is a state to be sure to include on your northeast driving trip to see fall leaves and more.  From Susquehanna State Park where you can see a live demonstration of an authentic grist mill, to Calvert Cliffs, where you can hike along the beach and enjoy the shoreline of Chesapeake Bay view while you search for ancient treasures like shark teeth, scallops and pieces of sand dollars.

You can rent an El Monte RV at our Kingston, PA location or from our Baltimore location, and take your time driving through Pennsylvania, Maryland and other nearby states, while enjoying the changing leaves along the way.

And remember our Fall into Savings and Season of Thanks Specials. For Fall into Savings, any new rentals with pickup dates between now and October 31st, you can get 50 free miles per day on a new rental of a FS31.

For our Season of Thanks special, any new rentals from now until December 15th, 2019, rent for 6 nights and get the 7thnight free.

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