The weather is warming up and you’re ready to take the family camping again. You may already have a favorite spot to float your boat or park your RV, but if you’re open for adventure, the great land of Massachusetts is brimming with opportunity. Visit any of these parks and regions to experience the best camping in Massachusetts.
Best Camping Spots to Hit if You’re Heading South
One of the most popular sites in the southern part of Massachusetts is the Horseneck Beach State Reservation. Nearly 600 of acres located at the western end of Buzzards Bay, this area is popular for its breezy beaches, natural beauty, and amenities like running water, showers, picnic areas, and fire pits. Its estuary habitat also makes Horseneck popular with birders. With over 100 campsites, Horseneck is a great location for your family, whatever your interests may be. And if you need anything in town, Provincetown isn’t far away. To make reservations at Horseneck, call (508) 636-8817.
Another big hit with nature lovers is Shawme-Crowell State Forest near Sandwich. Cyclists will love the 15 miles of bike trails and access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. And if you want some time in the forest but you don’t feel like roughing it, Shawme-Crowell State Forest offers plenty of showers, restrooms, and other amenities. Call (508) 888-0351 for information.
Go West, Young Man, for Family Fun
If you’re headed to western Massachusetts, don’t miss Savoy Mountain State Forest near Florida. The best times to go may be over the summer, when you can camp in an apple orchard, or in the early fall when the trees become a blazing spectacle of color. Mountain biking and cross-country skiing are also available for more adventurous travelers. Call (413) 663-8469 for more information about this beautiful state forest.
If you’re interested in hiking or biking along the ridge of the Appalachians, consider stopping at several points along the region-wide Appalachian Trail. This famous scenic landmark stretches north to south from Mount Greylock to Mount Everett and through many of the small towns in the Housatonic and Hoosac Valley. We’d say this is a can’t-miss location, especially if you’re heading westward for the first time in your RV. Call (413) 442-8928 for more information.
Head North to Visit These Beautiful Camping Sites
As far as famous locations go, it’s hard to beat Walden Pond. Henry David Thoreau found inspiration here, and today you can, too! This National Historic Landmark provides educational tours amid natural beauty that evokes a profound respect for the gifts of nature. If you’ve never taken your family, be sure to spend some time in over 2,500 acres of undeveloped woods. This summer, come swim and explore one of the cornerstones of our Massachusetts heritage. Make your reservation by calling (978) 369-3254 today.
If you’re interested in one of Massachusetts’ most popular stretches of ocean beach, visit Salisbury Beach State Reservation, 521 acres that cover nearly four miles along the Atlantic coast. This park offers camping, swimming, and boating, and is very popular with families in RV trailers. Call (978) 462-4481 and make a reservation to camp on one of their 484 fully-decked-out camping sites.
Don’t Forget to Visit the Central Massachusetts Region
If you’re exploring in central Massachusetts, be sure to visit one of the original traveling destinations, Otter River, founded in 1915. This shady pine forest is perfect for an escape from the summer heat. Several camping sites also surround Beaman Pond, which is great for swimming in the summer. There are 85 sites to explore with your entire family. You can even camp in a yurt, if it strikes your fancy! Call (978) 939-8962 for information.
Finally, there’s Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, also located in central Massachusetts. Unique to the region, this site stands at an elevation of 2006 feet and is open from Memorial day through October. From the summit, you may even be able to see as far as New Hampshire or the Boston skyline, depending on the time of year! The surrounding forests offer plenty of recreational activities, including hiking and hawk watching. Bring your family to see evidence of glacier activity or trees more than 350 years old in the park’s Old Growth Forest. It’s a remarkable destination your family won’t want to miss. If you’d like to visit, call (978) 464-2987.
Do you have the logistics of your summer excursion planned out?
There are plenty of places in Massachusetts to enjoy some summer fun; the last thing on your mind is preparing for tragedy. However, if your RV breaks down, or if you just need some help getting your RV from point A to point B, we are here to help! PreOwned Auto Logistics can ship your RV wherever it needs to go, whether it’s to your hometown mechanic for a few repairs or onto another exciting destination! We also do car shipping for individuals and families looking to move temporarily or permanently.