The Best in Tent Camping - New England: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

The Best in Tent Camping - New England: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

by Lafe Low
     
 

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New England has long been known for its rich history and for the stunning diversity of its natural wonders: Vermont's dense forests, Maine's rocky shores, and Long Island Sound's untouched marshes, to name just a few. This guide assists tent campers in their journey of discovery among these beautiful sites, detailing campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire,…  See more details below

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New England has long been known for its rich history and for the stunning diversity of its natural wonders: Vermont's dense forests, Maine's rocky shores, and Long Island Sound's untouched marshes, to name just a few. This guide assists tent campers in their journey of discovery among these beautiful sites, detailing campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Including a five-star rating system, detailed contact information and accurate maps, this guide is a must-have for all tent campers interested in this breathtaking region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897326667
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Best in Tent Camping Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Read an Excerpt

Driving down the West Hartland Road, the long dirt road that leads into Granville State Forest, you can't help but feel a reassuring sense of remoteness. The forest itself is spectacular-a relatively even mix of conifers and deciduous trees that includes a lot of maples, whose green leaves reflect the summer sun and illuminate the forest. You'll find Granville State Forest in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts. The southern edge of the forest is actually right on the Connecticut border. There used to be two separate camping areas here-Hubbard River and Halfway Brook. While the Hubbard River area had a more wilderness feel to it, this area is currently closed, and has been for several years. If you're interested in this area, contact the ranger station and ask when it may reopen.

The Halfway Brook campsites are a bit further up the road from where the Hubbard River sites were. The Halfway Brook sites are nestled within a fairly dense forest of mostly hardwoods. It's a relatively small camping area, with only 22 sites. It's deep within the borders of the state forest, so it's nice and quiet. In the evening, all you'll hear are the birds as they settle down for the night, the soft rush of Halfway Brook, and the crackle of your campfire.

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 magazines. He currently lives in the Boston area and works at CXO Media to help finance his funhog lifestyle.

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