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Old 05-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Foliage trip to northeast

Depending on a lot of circumstances, we are considering a possible RV trip to the Northeastern U.S. to view the Fall foliage. We will be traveling with a small dog and want to find places to park the trailer and then make daily trips to look at the sites in our tow vehicle. We noticed a lot of RV parks are closed that time of year but would like to ask if anyone has made a similar trip and would be willing to share any information about their experiences. We will leave from Texas and want to see all of the New England states with a return trip via the Falls in New York. This trip may be as early as this Fall or it may be in 2015. We are just dreaming and planning right now but all suggestions will be appreciated and copied to our own computer files.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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Your trip would not be complete without driving the Kancamagus Hwy in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There are state campgrounds along the route and plenty of hiking trails and waterfalls to explore. The campgrounds do not offer hookups though, but there may be a few in nearby North Conway or Jackson with more amenities that are still open.

We stayed at Pine Knoll Campground last year in late October. It was mostly full-season residents but everyone was friendly and the sites were clean and showers hot.

If you like rural fairs (livestock competitions, tractor pulls, bake offs, and other fun events), there is the Fryeburg Fair Sept 28 through October 5 and Sandwich Fair October 11 through 13.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:23 AM   #3
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Agree with Chris, Columbus day weekend is a good weekend to be here. Keep in mind the leaves turn earlier the farther north you go, you can time it to work your way south. After the White Mts, you can catch Rt 2 east in northern Ma. then Rt 7 south. I'd shoot for early Oct in the Whites. As far as campgrounds are concerned, there are a few out there open after Columbus day which is when many close up, but you need to search around for them and I've heard they fill up. You could probably get some suggestions over on the big rv forum in the campground section.
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The Adirondacks will be in bloom, late September and the KOA in Lake Placid is open until October, 26, 2014. It is a real nice cg and neat little town.
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Campgrounds in the fall

Narrows Too near Acadia and Bar Harbor in late September or early October. Full hookups on the Ocean. Great deals late in the season. We stayed for a week for $125.00 which in this area is really good. This was 3 years ago.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:34 PM   #6
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I sure appreciate the responses to my question about places to visit. I have taken all of your responses and filed them away in my Casita travel folder and now we just need to set a date and outline our journey from Texas through this beautiful area of our nation.

Again, thanks for the responses and if anyone else has more suggestions, they will all be appreciated.
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On the way home you can enter Shenandoah NP at Front Royal Va. and take the Blue Ridge Parkway (BLP) 450 mi. to the Great Smokey Mountains NP and end up in Cherokee N.C.
The Cherokee Egg Meet (2nd weekend Oct). is usually near the peak of the leaf season on the southern end of the Parkway. We usually catch the leaves on the northern end of the BLP on the weekend before then go to Cherokee for the Egg Meet.
Check out www.blueridgeparkway.org for detailed info. There are plenty of Campgrounds along the route.
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I also appreciate all the responses since my wife and I are also considering joining the "peepers" this fall.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:29 AM   #9
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Just outside of Brattleboro, VT and minutes off of I-91 exit 3 is a nice quiet campground that accepts dogs. Hidden Acres, in Dummerston, VT. We have several agility trials there each year, and it's a very nice place to camp.
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One of my favorites is a hike along the waterfall trails in Rickett's Glen State Park in PA. More photos here.
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Thanks again

We have been on our Casita initial trip and I haven't been on here in a while but I want to thank everyone again for all the contributed responses to my request here. Looks like we will have a longer journey than originally plannned so that we can get in as many sights as possible. Many thanks again and again!
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Just outside of Brattleboro, VT and minutes off of I-91 exit 3 is a nice quiet campground that accepts dogs. Hidden Acres, in Dummerston, VT. We have several agility trials there each year, and it's a very nice place to camp.
And just up the road is a nice KOA, we go there twice a year for a vintage camper rally. And a little farther up the road by exit 4 is Curtis's chicken barbecue where you'll find Curtis cooking chicken over an open fire.
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