Once summer rolls around, kids are out of school, and warm weather reigns, the New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are prime destinations for RVing families. After all, New England has a winning mix of seashore, mountains, lakes, and other scenic spots to enjoy and explore.
Plus, with your Harvest Hosts membership, you can stay at any number of awesome attractions that are appealing to families, from yummy restaurants, to friendly farms, to a high-altitude railway.
Here’s a look at just a few of the New England attractions that welcome Harvest Host families with open arms — we bet your kids will love them!
Corinth Village Creamery, Corinth, ME
What kiddo wouldn’t love a soft-serve or hard ice cream cone after a long day on the road? (Adults, too!) Corinth Village Creamery is a popular spot among tourists and locals and also offers fresh Maine seafood, such as scallops, clams, oysters, and lobster. Bring an appetite — Harvest Hosts members who’ve stayed here say portions are big!
Another top spot for RVing families in Maine: Misty Acres Alpaca Farm
Mount Washington Cog Railway, Bretton Woods, NH
The base of the Mount Washington Cog Railway, where Harvest Hosts members can overnight, has stellar views of the mountainous landscape, and you can also spy the cog railway making its way up the mountain. But if you want 360-degree views at more than 6,000 feet in elevation, pay to take the historic cog railway to the top. It’s certainly an unusual experience to climb that high at a sharp incline — especially for kiddos who think trains are nifty!
Another top spot for RVing families in New Hampshire: Snow Pond Farm
Bragg Farm Sugar House, East Montpelier, VT
For an incredible eight generations, the Bragg family has been producing maple syrup the old-fashioned way. By tapping trees and collecting the sweet stuff in buckets, then sending it through a wood-fired evaporator. Learn all about the operation of the Bragg Farm Sugar House, and shop for maple goodies at the on-site gift shop.
Another top spot for RVing families in Maine: Otter Creek Fun Center
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA
If you’ve got a young basketball player in your family, your child might enjoy a stay at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Walk through historic exhibits and take part in interactive games and events during the 60 Days of Summer. If you’re tired of RV cooking, eat at one of the four on-site restaurants — these locations don’t require museum admittance.
Another top spot for RVing families in Massachusetts: Red Apple Farm
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm, Sharon, CT
At Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm, you can pick your own fruit. Depending on the season, that might be anything from strawberries and cherries, peaches and blueberries, or pumpkins and apples. Also for sale are honey sticks, apple butter, fresh pies, and jam. Don’t leave without sampling the apple cider doughnuts!
Another top spot for RVing families in Connecticut: Our Kids Farm
Do you have a favorite RV camping spot in New England? Let us know in the comments below!
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