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Old 07-18-2016, 07:13 PM   #11
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I agree with virtually all the above suggestions. New England fall colors are very fickle, it depends entirely about when the first "cold snap" hits the region. That is what triggers the change in color as the deciduous trees all stop producing chlorophyll, and that results in the blooming of colors that are already in the leaves, but are masked by the green during the spring and summer months.

I am not a native New Englander, but I attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and grew to love the region and the people. The fall colors will start to appear in the northernmost areas first, then spread southward for up to six weeks until the leaves are gone.

Getting to know the people of new England, especially the "Down-Easters" in coastal Maine, is a special treat. In Maine, you can stop at a McDonalds and purchase a Lobster Sandwich!! Yum!!

In order to prepare yourselves for the way people speak in Maine, I urge you to purchase several of the comedy albums recorded decades ago by "Bert and I". Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan were students at Yale School of Divinity in the early 1960's, and they recorded at least four albums of New England humor that I listen to on a regular basis to this day. Try their website at bertandI.com.

My family has great historic ties to Gettysburg. My great-great-grandfather, Michael Jacobs, was a professor at Gettysburg College when the Civil War Battle was fought there. His former home is now a National Landmark right in the middle of town. From there, he and his son Henry Eyster, witnessed first-hand the ebb and flow of the battle for three days. Their personal, first-hand accounts of the battle were the first to be published after the rebels retreated. I recommend you take a full day to tour the battlefield, and buy a copy of the CD that gives you a self-guided tour of the entire area.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:50 AM   #12
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We visited a wonderful campground in Randolph Center, Vermont. It is called Lake Champagne. Vermont campgrounds, camping in Vermont, Vermont RV Parks Lake Champagne Campground It is a quiet and beautiful CG. The views are amazing! They close mid October. It is located close to highway I-89 and they are big rig friendly.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:39 PM   #13
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Coming home Alexander bay ,1000islands is nice head south on 81 lots of stops in PA and VA
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:03 PM   #14
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A stop in Boston is required

Stop in Boston. We were there 4 weeks ago. Visit Boston Common, the old State house, and the site of the Boston Tea Party (Museum and tour). Do it on a weekday, and take the train in to South Station. Every place is walking distance. You'll have a ball.
We were in Gettysburg 6 weeks ago and spent 3 1/2 days and wished we had more time. Take the car audio tour and plan to spend at least a day doing it. Also see the miniature battlefield exhibit that will put everything in perspective battle and day wise. I think it was called the "Diorama". It was amazed!

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Old 07-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #15
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When you leave Acadia do yourselves a big favor and go through the White Mountains of NH, (Kancamagus Hwy) then in to Vermont and the Green Mountains and finally in to NY and the Adirondacks. Beautiful states and perfect in the fall.
Couldn't agree more, we just got back from a trip to Lake George NY up in the Adirondacks and it was beautiful!! Stayed at the Lake George Escape RV resort, great place lots of amenities and reasonable prices, just imagine this view in the fall!!! (if I attached the picture correctly )

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We also did a trip up to Conway NH just a few weeks ago and stayed at the Beach Family campground, another great place, I little more "rustic" but we had a spot right next to the river and we had some equally nice views...

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as far as booking sites that time of year, I couldn't say still a newbie at this but I'll probably be competing with you for a site so good luck and
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:16 PM   #16
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Another great campground in the white mountains area is Glen Ellis. It is just north of North conway! Beautiful views of the mountains, and lots to do and shop in nearby N. Conway. Cathedral ledge and "Diana's Baths" alone make it worthwhile!
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:31 PM   #17
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that second picture is from Cathedral Ledge... Pretty easy hike..
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We live on the MA/NH border and make a point to visit the Mt Washington Valley every Columbus Day weekend. There are a few campgrounds in the Twin Mountain area that always seem to have space available. Our favorite is Beech Hill. We think the Mt Washington Valley area in some ways blows away the Kangamangus Highway. It's a little less traveled and that may be it's appeal for us. It also has some nice waterfall's if you're into hiking and some of the mountain views of Crawford Notch can be breath taking if hit the foliage just right. Also, be sure to check out the Berkshires in western MA if you have time. They also provide some nice color that lasts a little later than norther NH/VT.



Be aware that most of the campgrounds in MA/NH/VT shut down after Columbus Day and many don't stock their stores after mid September. If you find yourself still in the area after Columbus Day check out Goose Hollow in the Waterville valley area they stay open all year.

Ammoonusuc Campground and Tarry Ho Campground in Twin Mt are open all year round. We used to be seasonal there for snowmobiling in the winter. I agree on the Crawford Notch area over the Kanc.


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Freecampsites.net. RVparkreview.com. Our iPhone/iPad with data plan are invaluable sites to pre plan/plan on the road. Rest areas: Walmart, Cracker Barrel, major truck fueling-food centers. Google individual states dot.com (dept of transportation) for overmite rest areas. America on the road is amazing for opportunities. Please add your reviews. I find them invaluable😊
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I like camping for the convenience of a campground. Spending nights and weekends in a parking lot is not my idea fun. I feel a hell of a lot safer In a campground. I am not against emergency overnights in a parking lot but I see a lot of people abusing it with overstaying their welcome.


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