With summer just around the corner, it’s time to make your vacation plans. For families looking to rough it… just a little bit, RVing is a popular option. You can pack the comforts of home along with you as you find cool new adventures around New England and along the coast. Check out our list of nine RV parks near Boston that have awesome perks your family will love like bonfires, waterslides, fishing derbies and movie nights. At many, the season just opened, so be sure to book your spot at one of Boston’s best RV parks while you still can.
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Normandy Farms | Foxboro, MA
If you’re looking for an RV park that feels like a resort, Normandy Farm, nestled in the woods between Boston and Cape Cod, should do the trick. The park boasts pools, tennis courts, a wellness center and an array of summer activities (think: outdoor movies, ice cream socials, even a carnival) that bring families together. The sports courts, RC racetrack and pump track are other perks you won’t find at other parks. Plus, it’s dog-friendly.
Pine Lake RV Resort & Cottages | Sturbridge, MA
An RV park with a summer camp feel is what you’ll get at this RV park situated on an eight-acre lake. While you can fish, boat and enjoy the beach at the lake, other activities abound as well. Swim in the pool, catch a movie, hike in nearby Wells State Park or visit Old Strubridge Village during your stay.
Wolfe’s Neck | Freeport, ME
A mecca of summer activity, Wolfe’s Neck along the Maine coast, is a working farm that welcomes visitors. While families can bike, kayak, hike and canoe, they can also explore the barns, pastures and education gardens that are part of this 626-acre oceanfront farmland. Park your RV in the East Bay near the Camp Store, Shower Building and Farm Café for total convenience. Add a side of summer camp for the kids so you can your mate can enjoy time alone at this beautiful outdoor retreat.
Boston/Cape Cod KOA Holiday | Middleboro, MA
If you have never brought the kids to a KOA for camping then you are in for a real treat. Grab an RV site with a KOA patio and enjoy some time at the mini golf course, playground and campfire circle. Perhaps the best part of a KOA is that there are loads of activities for kids that are hosted by on-site counselors (translation: parents can relax).
Winter Island Park Campground | Salem, MA
If you're looking to scope out all that Salem has to offer, this is the campground for you. Open May-October, you'll find RV and tent sites here, and it's near a gorgeous lighthouse and gazebo that you can explore. There are a few prime RV sites that are right on the beach.
Atlantic Oaks RV Resort | Eastham, MA
Families will love this RV campground on Cape Cod that's conveniently situated less than a mile from the National Seashore Visitors Center. Bay and ocean beaches are nearby and the Cape Cod Rail Trail picks up from the back of the property (hint: bring your bikes). Fishing, kayaking and canoeing opportunities abound.
Paradise Park Resort Campground | Old Orchard Beach, ME
This popular campground is set on 40 wooded acres and it's right next to the heart of Old Orchard Beach and its famous pier, amusements and shopping. The resort is open from May-October, and there are plenty of fun activities and amenities to keep the family entertained, including two heated pools, hot tubs, a games arcade, fishing, paddle boating, volleyball, and movie nights.
Water's Edge Family Campground | Lebanon, CT
This 10-acre camping destination is wooded with a stocked fishing lake as well as a huge swimming pool for families to take a dip in on hot summer days. During open season of April 15-October 15, the campground's several activities include Christmas in July, cornhole and Bingo tourneys, bicycle parades, kid's crafts and an egg drop content.
Bar Harbor / Woodlands KOA | Bar Harbor, ME
The location alone is enough to make you love this RV campground but it also comes with all the KOA activities that families love. The campground is located at the entrance of Acadia National Park, so guests can enjoy all of the hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and other exciting activities that the park has to offer, right on their doorstep.
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