You know the feeling. Maybe it's a glance out the window or a stroll down the street. But then, suddenly, you spot the first fall color!
The first sighting of autumn is a magical feeling. For many, it means warm sweaters, apple cider, and crisp weather are in season. For us, it means all those things, plus camping in fall! When the temperatures cool and the leaves change, camping becomes cozier and it's not an experience to be missed. Try fall camping for yourself at one of our resorts in great fall color destinations.
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
With more than 90 acres of forested grounds, Wild Acres RV Resort and Campground is a fall color paradise. Every year, tall maples and oak trees show their colors in a dazzling display of orange and yellow.
While you can explore the fall color from the walking trails below, why not get a birds-eye view? You can clip in and soar through the colorful canopy on ziplines in the Aerial Adventure Park. You'll also have the chance to climb trees, walk high ropes, and more on the thrilling course. Trust us, there's no better way to experience autumn.
Northern Michigan is famous for its fall colors. Come camping in fall at Petoskey KOA and see them for yourself! The rolling hills around the lakes put on a show for guests every year. Plus, Petoskey KOA is near great outdoor destinations, such as Petoskey State Park, Old Mission Peninsula, and the famous Tunnel of Trees along M-119.
Gansevoort, New York
High on the list of destinations for camping in fall is the Adirondack region of New York. These rugged northeastern mountains feature vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges when autumn arrives. And thanks to the abundance of lakes in the area, you can see the hues reflected in the water as well.
Nestled in the lower elevations, Adirondack Gateway RV Resort & Campground is a great place to stay. Guests enjoy the option of campsites or cabin rentals, all with access to many amenities. From fishing to sports and more, there's plenty to do onsite. But don't forget to roam in the mountains around Lake George!
The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are one of the best places to go camping in fall. With great variation in elevation and a mild climate, the colors start at the peaks and work their way down the mountainsides. It's an event that draws more than a million visitors every year, and for good reason.
To experience fall in the Smokies, take your stay at Sun Outdoors Sevierville/Pigeon Forge. Close to Dollywood and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this resort places you near the best Tennessee attractions. You can also enjoy amenities including:
Have you visited New England in fall? If not, you need to! The winding roads of New England create an idyllic path for exploring the colorful forests in autumn. Add crisp weather and apple orchards and you'll understand why New England is a popular autumn destination.
Try basing your trip at Peters Pond RV Resort in Sandwich, Massachusetts. At Peters Pond, you'll have easy access to both Cape Cod and inland Massachusetts. It pairs the best of both worlds and offers a wide selection of amenities for a comfortable stay.
Nestled across the street from Lake Erie, Indian Creek RV & Camping Resort gives you a great spot near some of Ohio's best fall color. You can explore forests by bike or hike at nearby Geneva State Park, a peaceful respite along the lake.
If you're up for a one hour drive, head southwest to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This wild area is filled with rivers, waterfalls, and rocky forest canyons. It lights up in fall, especially around iconic spots like Brandywine Falls, The Ledges, and Blue Hen Falls.
Where will you go camping this fall? Will you head to the mountains of Tennessee? Or will you choose a different adventure and head north to the brilliant New England forests? With great resorts from coast to coast, we have you covered wherever you want to go.
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