New England RV Destinations for the Beauty of Autumn
Autumn in New England is a magnificent visual panorama that every travel enthusiast should experience at least once in their lifetime. As the seasons change from the warm embrace of Summer into the crisp comforting air of Fall, there is truly no better time to hit the road and see the vibrant foliage of New England!
Whether you’re hoping to drive through historic towns, hit some traditional New England Festivals, or hike the trails to view the changing trees, New England is the perfect place to take your RV this season. Check out our list of New England RV Destinations below to plan your getaway before the last leaf falls.
Regions and Campgrounds
American Legion and Peoples State Forest, Connecticut
Located in Barkhamsted, a portion of the Farmington River divides American Legion State Forest and Erving State Forest, making it an excellent area for campgrounds with trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. The Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground offers 30 sites in pine woods. There’s fishing but no swimming permitted. Amenities there include bathrooms, showers, and a dumping station. One pet per site is also permitted.
East Beach is one of the least developed state beaches in the country. This means it is full of natural, uncompromised beauty. The official campground there has several rules that RVers need to be aware of ahead of time – such as tow trailers and 5th wheels are not allowed there -but the serenity and purity of the land there must be seen to be believed. With miles of sandy beaches, East Beach is peaceful and the ideal place for RVers who are looking to squeeze in one last trip to the ocean in before winter descends.
Wompatuck State Park, Massachusetts
Wompatuck is just a short 35-minute drive from downtown Boston and is comprised of a network of trails for hiking, road cycling and some of the best mountain biking in the state. The trails include 12 miles of paved bicycle trails and miles of wooded paths as well. If hiking and biking aren’t your forte, there’s also fishing and canoeing in the reservoir, as well as ocean swimming at nearby Nantasket Beach. You can reserve a campsite there easily too with their online system.
Sugar Ridge RV Village & Campground, Vermont
Vermont is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking New England states to visit during the height of annual fall foliage. Sugar Ridge Village & Campground is perfect for families looking for a variety of options during their getaway. In addition to old fashioned shops, churches and village squares, Sugar Ridge has some of the best mountain biking trails in the Northeast, 12 different lakes and a wide selection of golf courses. Whether your family is looking to return to simpler times or enjoy a VIP resort experience, Sugar Ridge has something for everyone. The reservation form for Sugar Ridge is easy to fill out and can be found here.
Aroostook is Maine’s first State Park. Located on Echo Lake, 5 miles south of Presque Isle, Aroostook is a great place to camp in the Fall because all the locals have returned to school for the year. Although it’s located in Maine’s largest county, Aroostook is a fairly small campground with around 30 sites in total. According to the Camp Maine site, popular activities include hiking Quaggy Jo Mountain – which offers outstanding views, brook trout fishing, bird watching, and bike riding. Reservations are closed for the remainder of 2022, but the campgrounds are still available on a first come, first served basis. You can find more information about visiting Aroostook on the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry site.
Best Routes for Fall Foliage
Route 100, Vermont
Route 100, Vermont’s scenic byway, takes drivers alongside the Green Mountain National Forest and through popular mountain towns like Killington, where RVers can stop and get a unique view of all the foliage on a relaxing gondola ride. It runs through the middle of the state, and is 146 miles long!
The Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway, New York
For some of the best Fall colors you’ll ever see, take a drive through the Catskill Mountains in New York. This scenic byway is 52 miles long, and offers tourist spots such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Coopertown and the world’s largest kaleidoscope on Mount Tremper.
The Road to Rangeley, Maine
On the way to Rangeley Lake State Park is a breathtaking detour where travelers can pan for gold in Coos Canyon, visit Maine’s most photographed covered bridge, and take in the scenery at Height of the Land – a roadside rest stop offering expansive views of the Rangeley Lakes region and the surrounding mountains.
New England Fall Festivals
Fall Festivals are a staple of Autumn in New England, with residents coming together to throw some of the best parties of the season while celebrating the glorious colors of the trees, and visitors from all over the country (and globe) dropping by to take in the sights and try some tasty Fall treats.
Please check-out this blog post on New England Fall Foliage for a complete list of festivals and fairs happening this season that you and your family or travel-mates should not want to miss!
Custom Glass Solutions for Foggy RV Windows This Autumn!
As the seasons change, so does the weather. On the East coast, the cold is often followed by rain and humidity – or vice versa. If the seal on your vehicle’s windows isn’t secure, it can cause foggy RV windows to develop that makes it difficult-to-impossible to see the road while you drive. A seal can erode, break or crack with normal wear and tear over time, so it’s important to check your RV glass systems before leaving for your Fall road trip. See our past blog post, all about foggy RV windows and preventing or correcting them.
Custom Glass Solutions offers expert repair and replacement services for foggy RV windows and any cracks your windshield may develop from fallen debris that the season may bring your way, such as acorn clumps or heavy stick and branches. Our RV glass services are located all across the country thanks to our network of affiliated glass shops, so you never have to worry about what to do in an emergency. Click here to get started on a service claim, or call us at (855) RVCLAIM (782-5246). You may also contact us via our easy form with any questions or queries you may have. Thanks for reading and enjoy your autumn!