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Old 09-07-2016, 09:34 AM   #11
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this year we only went twice camping, and maybe 10 times to the cottage, rest of the time was spent renovating our new house we bough in the spring... I just hope next summer will be more quiet!

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Old 09-07-2016, 10:41 AM   #12
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We have 2 more trips planned. One in the high country, another down in the plains. We usually get periods of really nice weather during the winter, so I have no problems pulling the camper out of storage and dry camping. I refuse to acknowledge that the season is ever really over.

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Old 09-07-2016, 10:46 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by eldermike View Post
We stay home in mid summer based on the miserable heat and the overcrowding in the mountains until school starts back. But once school starts we head out. Christmas in a camper should be everyone's goal IMHO.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:53 AM   #14
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I think most places near me here in Upstate New York close after this past weekend. It would be hard to find somewhere here to camp. My driveway however is open all year round. Got the fire pit out back the pool is still open. Just wish it was in another location, LOL. But it will work.
Pack your passport and head north of the border. Maybe half of the Ontario grounds closed last weekend, but many are still open until your Columbus Day (our Thanksgiving). The St. Lawrence Parks Commission has several CG's with full hookups that aren't too far away from most points in Upper NYS. Reservations are generally much easier after Labor Day.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:12 PM   #15
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We still have 2 long weekends planned for September at least 2 in October. Our last trip will likely be Halloween weekend.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:39 PM   #16
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Our seasonal park closes columbus day, so we have another 5 weeks! I'm sure we'll go down most if not all 5 weekends with a few extra days in between.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:51 PM   #17
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We usually camp local until November or so... then the state parks close down for the winter. We've gone to NYC for a post Thanksgiving trip before, and I hope to do another one this year. We usually try to go to Florida in February for a couple weeks to visit friends and enjoy the Gulf and warmer weather while it snows back home. By April we start going camping locally again.

Usually the camper doesn't sit vacant for longer than 3 months between November and February. This year we are likely not going to Florida (new assignment at work, harder to take multiple week vacations), so the trailer might sit a little longer. We are still debating a 7-10 day trip down to Savannah or Charleston in February though!

Fall camping is my favorite though. We go to state parks in Maryland or southern PA with a group of friends, enjoy the changing of the leaves, campfires and letting the kids run around together outside. Cool crisp nights and brisk mornings by the campfire are always welcome!!!
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:01 PM   #18
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Our big hoorah is October 20-23 for our annual Halloween camping trip (12+ sites). Harper's Ferry KOA. Changes next year to Jellystone Quarryville, Pa.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:06 PM   #19
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There are year round campgrounds albeit limited in the Northeast
Listing of Campgrounds and RV Parks Open All Year in the Northeast - NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, and CT
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:08 PM   #20
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This is when our camping season really ramps up. I've got 3 trips reserved already for the next month and a half. Work slows down, the rest of the world seems to be busy with school (our kid isn't in school yet) so the CGs are less crowded, the weather's just fine. That's my favorite part of this time of year, the weather. It's just so darn hot down here all summer, it's SUPER nice to get out and be able to spend some time outside. We'll hit it hard all the way into February before we put the trailer to bed for a few months. Unfortunately, that's our busy season at work. The weather is great that time of year too. There's really only a handful of weekends when the weather is a real deterrent. If not for "workload compression", we would camp all year long and only winterize the trailer when absolutely necessary.

In the last 3 years, I've had to cancel one trip due to weather. It was in the winter and we were expecting sleet and high winds for our area on our travel day. Had it been during our trip (not during travel time) we probably still would've gone. But there are just some weather events I won't tow in if I don't have to (wind and ice, bad).


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