RV Vacation to Up State New York

adirondacks_tncNew York State provides many opportunities for a great RV Vacation. Try a stroll around Cooperstown to the National Baseball Hall of Fame or observe what inspired one of the towns famous former residents, James Fenimore Cooper, to write the Last of the Mohicans. Head north past Lake Otsego to the Adirondacks, Amish country, and the Erie Canal. No matter what you choose to do, Up State New York makes a great RV Vacation destination.

Summer Activities:
Boating, Boat Tours, Camping, Sightseeing, Farmer’s Markets, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Fishing, Geocaching, Photography, Water Activities, Nature Viewing, Fall Color Tours, Walking

Winter Activities:
Snow Shoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Historic tours, Downhill Skiing, Hunting/Trapping, Wildlife Viewing, Photography, ATV riding, Snowmobiling

Places to Stay in the Adirondacks
RV Camping: For a list of RV Campgrounds and a map of all campgrounds, check out: http://visitadirondacks.com/tripplanner/?category=Camping

Helpful Links

Article about Upstate New York RV Vacation: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2354995

New York Forest Preserve Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4960.html

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Preserve_(New_York)

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GPS Coordinates: 42.70062, -74.92432

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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

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GPS Coordinates: 44.1, -71.4

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RV Vacation in Yellowstone- The Nation’s Original National Park

Yellowstone_National_ParkYellowstone National Park – Than Nation’s first National Park, Yellowstone National Park is known for it’s wildlife and geothermal features. Old Faithful is the most well-known geothermal feature in the park and if you hike the Upper Geyser Basin trails, you go right past this major landmark. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either threatened or endangered. Grizzlies, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468 square miles (8,980 km2) and features lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges.

Summer Activities:
Backcountry Hiking, Backcountry Camping, Biking, Boating, Day Hikes, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Llama Packing, Picnicking, Ranger Programs, Photography, Bus Tours, Ranger Programs, Historic Points of Interest Viewing, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Snowmobiling, Snowcoach, Cross Country Skiing, Ranger Programs, Educational Programs.


Places to Stay at Yellowstone National Park

The only campground that offers full hookups is Fishing Bridge RV Park (307-344-7901 same-day reservations; 307-344-7311 future reservations). If the park’s campground is full, you should consider staying at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park (406-646-4466, www.grizzlyrv.com) or the KOA at the west entrance (800-562-7591, www.yellowstonekoa.com).

Helpful Links

Article about the Yellowstone National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Yellowstone National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/

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

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GPS Coordinates: 44.6, -110.5

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Glacier National Park – Prairies and Mountains

glacier_national_parkGlacier National Park (Montana) – Located in Montana, Glacier National Park borders Canada and contains two mountain ranges which are sometimes referred to as an extension of the Canadian Rockies. The park encompasses over 1 million acres, with 300 lakes (130 of which are definitively named), more than 1,100 different species of vascular plants, 400 species of moss and hundreds of species of animals. Nowhere on the North American continent are the prairies of the Great Plains so proximal to the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. In 1932, Glacier National Park and it’s National park neighbor to the north in Canada were designated as the world’s first International Peace Park.

Summer Activities:
Fishing, Fly Fishing, Hiking, White Water Rafting, Going-to-the-Sun-Road Drive, Camping, Biking, Horseback Riding, Geology Talks, Star Gazing, Picnics, Biking, Bird-Watching, Photography, Backpacking, Bus Tours, Boat Tours.

Winter Activities:
Skiing, Skate Skiing, Snowshoeing, Dog Skijoring, Snowmobiling, Indoor Live Music, Warming Cabins, Ice Skating, Sleigh Rides, Sightseeing, Hiking.


Places to Stay at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has a number of RV campgrounds sprinkled throughout the park, with the biggest being Apgar (first-come, first-served), Fish Creek and St. Mary (877-444-6777 for reservations). Probably the best bet is to decide what part of the park you are wanting to go to and then book the campground that’s the most convenient. For more RV camping ideas in Glacier National Park, please check the National Park Service link in the “helpful links” section below.

Helpful Links

Article about the Glacier National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

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

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GPS Coordinates: 48.52887, -113.99390

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Denali National Park – Alaska’s Great One

If you’ve ever wanted to visit a place where the beauty and majesty of the great outdoors is awe-inspiring, then Denali National Park in Alaska is the place to visit on your next RV Vacation. With many activities and interests for singles, couples, and families there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy on your RV Vacation. The following is your RV Vacation Guide to Denali National Park:

DelaniNationalParkAlaskaThings to do at Denali

Summer Activities:
Day Hiking, Backpacking, Cycling, Camping, Fishing, Nature Walks, Mountaineering, Kennel Visit, Ranger Programs, Photography, Local Activities, Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) Field Seminars, MSLC Teacher Trainings

Winter Activities:
Cross-Country Skiing, Dog Mushing, Snowshoeing, Photography, Snowmobiling, Winter Camping, February Winterfest celebration, and Local Activities

Other Activities:
Hunting, Pilot Information, Flightseeing, Road Lottery

Places to Stay at Denali

A few places to RV camp are Grizzly Bear Resort and Park Campgrounds. For more RV camping ideas in Delani National Park, please check the National Park Service link in the “helpful links” section below.

Helpful Links

Article about Denali National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm

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

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GPS Coordinates: 63.302813,-151.21582

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