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RV Vacation to White Mountain National Forest

white_mountain_national_forestWhite Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire) – The White Mountain National Forest is a great place for a RV vacation.  The forest offers great hiking, camping, and skiing located within New Hampshire and Maine.  The Appalachian Trail can also be found here.  While experienced hikers might want to try climbing Mount Washington, the area’s highest peak at 6,288 feet, an alternative is the 4-mile round-trip hike leaving from the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center up to “Lowe’s Bald Spot.” There are some steeper sections on this hike, but all are moderate and the steepest are eased with stone stairs, plus the hike offers superb panoramas.

Summer Activities:
Hiking, Camping, Sightseeing, ATV Trails, Biking, Climbing, Fishing, Geocaching, Horseback Riding,  Mineral Collecting, Photography, Water Activities,  Nature Viewing, Fall Color Tours, Walking, Picnicking.

Winter Activities:
Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Driving Tours,  Heritage Presentations,  Hunting/Trapping, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Snowmobiling, Back-Country Camping

Places to Stay in White Mountain National Forest

RV Camping: Dolly Copp Campground offers campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, toilets and drinking water on-site. The campground does not have any hookups, dump stations or showers, but the nearby Pinkham Notch Visitor Center has coin-operated showers. The award-winning Twin Mountain KOA (603-846-5559, www.koa.com) is smack in the center of the White Mountains, not far from Mount Washington. All the full-hookup sites have picnic tables and fire rings, and in the summer months the campground hosts special events, such as pancake breakfasts and ice-cream socials.

Helpful Links

Article about the White Mountain National Forest: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

White Mountain National Forest Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Mountain_National_Forest

Have you been to the White Mountain National Forest and have suggestions on other places to RV camp or other fun RV Vacation Activities? If so, share your experience by pressing leave a comment below.

GPS Coordinates: 44.1, -71.4

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RV Vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains

blue_ridge_mountainsBlue Ridge Mountains (North Carolina) – For hiking, camping, and beautiful views, it is hard to beat the Blue Ridge Mountains for an RV vacation.  Between the foliage, wildlife, and waterfalls visitors hardly know where to look next.  Stop at the Linville Falls parking lot and set off for the falls.   In North Carolina, there’s a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains that’s lush, lovely and liberally laced with hiking trails. Waterfalls cascade down rocky slopes and panoramas offer seemingly endless views of hazy bluish mountains.

Summer Activities:
Ranger Programs, Nature Viewing, Fall Color Tours,  Photography, Historical and Cultural Demonstrations,  Ranger Guided Walks, Evening Programs, Horseback Riding, Birdwatching, Hiking , Walking, Camping, Picnicking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Driving Tours, Hiking, Cross-Country skiing, Photography, Year-round facilities include:  Peaks of Otter Lodge, Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Folk Art Center, and Parkway Visitors Center.

Places to Stay at Blue Ridge Mountains

Julian Price Park Campground (877-444-6777), near the Moses Cone Estate and the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock.

Helpful Links

Article about the Blue Ridge Mountains: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Blue Ridge Mountains Website: http://www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Mountains

Have you been to the Blue Ridge Mountains and have suggestions on other places to RV camp or other fun RV Vacation Activities? If so, share your experience by pressing leave a comment below.

GPS Coordinates: 35.764722, -82.265278

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