Best Tent Camping: New England: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

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The Best in Tent Camping: New England is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boombox, or waking to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs. Painstakingly selected from hundreds of campgrounds, this book guides you to the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best-managed campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, ...
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Overview


The Best in Tent Camping: New England is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boombox, or waking to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs. Painstakingly selected from hundreds of campgrounds, this book guides you to the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best-managed campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Each campground profile provides essential details on facilities, reservations, fees, and restrictions, as well as an accurate, easy-to-read map making the campground a snap to locate.

Rich with history, natural beauty, and environmental diversity, New England offers campers a new experience at every turn. From the tidal marsh of Long Island Sound, to Vermont's world-famous forests, to the rocky shores of Maine, New England camping has never been better.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897329644
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Series: Best Tent Camping
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 342,003
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Lafe Low is a lifelong New Englander. He has spent his life camping, skiing, biking, hiking, and paddling his way throughout the People's Republic of New England. He is the former editor of Explore New England and Outdoor Adventure Magazine. He is currently living in Massachusetts, and working as an editor with CIO Magazine to help finance his funhog lifestyle.
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Table of Contents

New England Overview Map

Acknowledgments vii

Preface viii

Introduction 1

Maine 11

1 Baxter State Park 12

2 Blackwoods Campground 16

3 Bradbury Mountain State Park 19

4 Cobscook Bay State Park 22

5 Hermit Island Campground 26

6 Lamoine State Park 30

7 Lily Bay State Park 33

8 Mount Blue State Park 37

9 Mount Desert Campground 40

10 Peaks-Kenny State Park 43

11 Rangeley Lake State Park 47

12 Seawall Campground 50

13 Warren Island State Park 54

New Hampshire 59

14 Bear Brook State Park 60

15 Big Rock Campground 63

16 Blackberry Crossing Campground 66

17 Covered Bridge Campground 69

18 Crawford Notch Campground 72

19 Dolly Copp Campground 76

20 Dry River Campground 79

21 Gilson Pond Campground 82

22 Hancock Campground 86

23 Jigger Johnson Campground 89

24 Lafayette Place Campground 92

25 Passaconaway Campground 96

26 Pawtuckaway State Park 99

27 Pillsbury State Park 104

28 Wildwood Campground 107

Vermont 111

29 Branbury State Park 112

30 Chittenden Brook Recreation Area 115

31 Coolidge State Park 118

32 Emerald Lake State Park 122

33 Gifford Woods State Park 126

34 Grout Pond Recreation Area 130

35 Half Moon Pond State Park 134

36 Jamaica State Park 138

37 Mount Ascutney State Park 142

38 Moosalamoo Campground 146

39 Quechee State Park 149

40 Smugglers Notch State Park 153

41 Underhill State Park 156

Massachusetts 159

42 Beartown State Forest 160

43 Boston Harbor Islands 163

44 Clarksburg State Park 168

45 Granville State Forest 171

46 Mohawk Trail State Forest 175

47 Mount Greylock Campground 177

48 Nickerson State Park 180

49 Savoy Mountain State Forest 184

50 Shawme-Crowell State Forest 187

51 Tolland State Forest 191

52 Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 195

53 Wompatuck State Park 198

Connecticut 203

54 Devil's Hopyard State Park 204

55 Hopeville Pond State Park Campground 207

56 Macedonia Brook State Park 210

57 Mashamoquet Brook Campground 213

58 Selden Neck Campground 216

Rhode Island 221

59 Fort Getty Recreation Area 222

60 George Washington Management Area 225

Appendixes 229

Appendix A Camping-Equipment Checklist 230

Appendix B Sources of Information 231

Appendix C Fishing-License Information 232

Index 233

About The Author 238

Map Legend

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