Pack up your tent, sleeping bags, chairs, and cooler and head to the great outdoors because now is a great time for camping in New England. If you're not sure where to go, keep reading to find out which New England campground is the best fit for you.
Chocorua KOA Campground, Tamworth, NH
One of the coolest campgrounds in New Hampshire, Chocorua Camping Village provides large campsites and RV sites on 185 wooded acres at the foothills of the White Mountains. There are five miles of trails for hiking or mountain biking, a large camp store with pizza and coffee, plus a pavilion with pancake breakfasts. There is a pool and a lake with access to kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, and rowboats. There’s even a dog park. An ideal campground for families with their movie nights, volleyball courts, crafts, hayrides, bingo, a playground, and an air-conditioned game room. Plus it’s only a thirty-minute scenic drive to North Conway.
Sebago Lake State Park Campground, Casco, ME
This wooded lakeside park sits on the shore of Maine’s deepest and second-largest lake. The 1,400-acre campground offers 240 wooded campsites and clean facilities. Each site has a table and a fireplace. It’s also popular because of the sandy beaches with clean, clear water.
Shawme-Crowell State Forest Campground, Sandwich, MA
A campground in a 700-acre forest on the western end of Cape Cod. There are 15 miles of hiking trails, warmer bay waters to swim in, and plenty of showers and restrooms. A bonus is you get free access to nearby Scusset beach.
Fishermen’s Memorial State Park and Campground, Narragansett, RI
This campground is all about location with it’s “seaside village” atmosphere and proximity to four beaches. There are spaces for tents and RVs, tree-lined walking paths, a playground, a basketball and tennis court, plus water views. It’s also only a mile from the Block Island ferry dock if you’re looking for a fun day trip.
Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the Green Mountains with 1,000-foot cliffs on either side. The state park has some of the best hiking spots in Vermont. There are tent and RV sites available that come with a fireplace, grill, and table. Lean-tos can also be rented that shelter campers from wind and rain, or for the people who aren’t interested in roughing it, cabins are available to rent. You’re also minutes from the charming village of Stowe.
Charlie Brown Campground, Eastford, CT
A great family-friendly campground nestled among rolling hills, rivers, and 12,000 acres of state park. This campground has 85 grassy, oversized campsites. Activities include horseback riding, pony rides, fishing, hiking, biking, and swimming in the Natchaug River. There’s also a playground and recreation hall. The town of Eastford has antique shops, ice-cream parlors, and an orchard.