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5 New England Campgrounds To Visit This Spring Or Summer

Apr 30, 2021 12:20PM ● By Kaitlyn Malone
Camping is an excellent way to hit that reset button! Taking a break from our often busy lives to escape into nature can help us relax, recharge, and gain perspective. It is so refreshing to wake up to the sound of birds and the early morning sun while the campfire crackles. Being surrounded by New England nature and exploring its trails and waters will build some wonderful memories to take with you upon your return. Here are 5 campgrounds to consider.

This spring and summer, plan your trip to one of these campsites and enjoy the splendors of the New England wilderness. You can absorb breathtaking views from the mountains you climb and take a dip in one of the lakes or swimming holes. There is so much to see!

Pleasant Valley Campground

At this campsite, you have access to fishing, swimming, boating, and even relaxing on a private beach! Pleasant Valley Campground is family-owned and located on 73 acres on the back of Ticklenaked Pond. The campsites are generally large, but the waterfront sites do run a little closer together. They have a camp store for any needs you might have, such as firewood and summer supplies or even a fishing license! This campsite offers several fields catering to larger groups that might like to camp together. Waterfront cabin rentals are available as well as camper rental sites. They even have planned activities during the summer months. For more information on this campground and to reserve your site, view the link.

Lost Boys Hideout

This campsite is a great escape into the woods where you can enjoy a private seasonal pond. There are many private hiking trails you can take during your stay. It is a short drive down to Horace Lake beach has a full-service boat ramp. So it is an excellent opportunity to bring your boat and to go water skiing. You can rent a canoe and go fishing on the lake as well! There are also some fun adventure activities you can participate in, like mountain biking or going on the ATV trails. This campsite also has camping gear available for rent if you forget something. They have many campsites available. If you are camping solo, you can find some good spots at Sunset Ridge, but it will be a bit more rugged. If you want to try one of their signature sites, you can look at the Hideout and will be provided a tent and a stove. For more information on campsites, reservations, and amenities, check out the link.

Sandy Beach RV & Camping Resort

There is much to do at this campsite with its access to the White Mountains, New Hampshire’s coast, the Lakes Region, or the New Hampshire International Speedway. Beautiful trees and New England countryside surround this campsite. The New Hampshire RV Resort provides plenty of amenities and unique activities to explore. There are excellent RV Sites and Cabins to rent as well as tent sites. You can go for a hike or walk on beautiful trails, lay in your hammock and read, or pick one of the other amazing activities to do! See the website for more information and to reserve your campsite!


Franconia Notch State Park

At Franconia Notch State Park resides Lafayette Place Campground. It provides easy access to enjoy swimming, fishing, biking, and hiking! If you are interested in learning more about the hiking trails, the natural and cultural history, and safety, you can visit the cabin near the campground entrance, which can provide you with that information. Every campsite is wooded and has a picnic table, car parking, and an open fireplace. You will have access to coin-operated showers and a camp store for any other supplies you might need. There are 97 tent sites, and 88 are by reservation only, while 7 are first come, first served. If you would like to get more information about this campsite you can view their website.

Hancock Campground

Hancock Campground is near to the Lincoln Woods Visitor Center has access to many hiking trails leading into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. It is also near the Kancamagus Highway, a very popular scenic byway with a variety of hiking, picnicking, and swimming spots. For a lovely change of pace, it is worth popping into the town of Lincoln for a stroll and to pick up any amenities you might need. All sites are first-come , first, serve with running water and toilets. Please see the website below for more information on this campsite.

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