We are planning on a June trip thru new england. we are leaving TEXAS and going to Niagara Falls then across to Maine have about 3 weeks after we reach NY. Am needing suggestions as to campgrounds,things to see, etc. prefer scenic and historic areas. driving dodge dually diesel and pulling 32 ft 5th wheel. any problems with the width, length? Thanks Y'all, John.
If you like historic areas, consider camping in the outer suburbs of Boston and visiting the city via commuter rail. Two good CGs (one I can personally vouch for): Minuteman in Lexington, and Normandy Farms in Foxboro. I believe both are not too far from commuter rail/the "T" system, the best way to visit the city. Boston is a very walkable city, once in it, and the T can get you between points of interest there. One advantage of Normandy Farms is that it's also not far from Plymouth - Plimoth Colony is a must-see, IMO. Plan on a full day there, and at least one full day in Boston.
Another good area to visit is Mystic Seaport in CT. Another full day at the open air/living museum! Several CGs nearby; none come up to the standards of Normandy Farms, but the Mystic KOA is decent enough.
We took a similar trip last summer. We turned up I-87 at Albany to Plattsburgh NY, took the short ferry ride over Lake Champlain to Grand Isle. Or you can go on up and hit US11 East. On Grand Isle there is an RV park called Apple Island Resort in South Hero VT. From there we took road trips into Vermont to see Cabot Cheese and Ben & Jerry's. We then stopped at the KOA in White River Junction. Quechee Gorge is nearby. We made our way up thru New Hampshire to US Hwy 2 into Maine. We stopped in Bangor at Pumpkin Patch RV Park (Hermon ME) before heading to Bar Harbor. In Bar Harbor we stayed at The Narrows Too Campground. Pricey park but they do have sites more reasonably priced not on the water. Easy drive to Acadia National Park or there is a free trolley that stops at the campground. Plenty of places to eat Lobstah!! I'm ready to go again. It was a wonderful trip!!
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I would encourage you while in Maine to visit the York/Ogunquit/Kennebunkport region. There are several seaside places to stay - your rig will fit easily anywhere in this area. While in this area, visit the historic districts along the water, dine @ several 5 star resturants, take a nice walk on the beaches, etc. Then, make your way up to the scenic (and historic) Acadia Nat'l park area and enjoy a nice hike, bike ride, or (my theme of great food) beach-based lobster steam. Basically a seaweed steamed lobster dinner with corn, potatoes, and steamers (clams).
If your coming all the way up here from Texas, be sure to visit the Mount Washington Valley in the Conway New Hampshire area and enjoy a scenic (and very historic) train ride through the valley all the way up through the Crawford Notch and Route 302 corridor. There are so many great places to eat, hike, drive, or walk. Be sure to take a ride to the top of Mount Washignton on the Auto-road for a 6,200 foot view of New England (you can see the Catskills of NY).
These would be my picks as being mandatory for a visit.
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