- Partridge Hollow Camping Area -
Monson, MA. Camped here August 27-28, 2016; in the tent area, site M-8. About 2-3 hours from home, not far from CT border. Nice area with good deal of camping activity going on. Have a nice shop, swimming pool, and a number of different games to play. Nearby small communities of Monson and others are nice to visit.
- Coolidge State Park -
Plymouth, VT. Camped here September 6-7, 2015 (Sun-Mon, Labor Day). About a 140 mile drive from home; about 47 miles to hit the hwy 89 turnoff of the 93 from home which takes about 1 hour. Nice park in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Went swimming at the nearby Camp Plymouth State Park; nice grassy area and beach with refreshing water as it was in the 90s these two days. On Monday we visited the home of President Calvin Coolidge which is a treat. Also took a hike on part of the CCC trail. We camped in the Willow Lean-To.
- Lake Francis State Park -
Pittsburg, NH. Camped here June 6 - 7, 2015 (Sat to Sun). Just shy of the Canadian border. First time camping here and definitely a place to return to. Tent camped on the shore of the lake, near the camp office. Very quiet and peaceful in the park and in the area in general. Fishing is popular in the area. Hummingbird feeders at the camp office were popular with the hummers. Looking out at the lake you almost always saw one or more loons and they 'sang' at night. You could borrow sporting equipment (basketball, etc.) from the camp office and rent canoes. Do not believe we saw a 'smart phone' for the entire two-day trip.
- Quechee State Park -
Hartford, VT. Camped here Sept 7 - Sept 8, 2013 (Sat to Sun). About 1/2 way up Vermont, on the Vermont-New Hampshire border. Next to the Quechee Gorge. Went to Cabot Cheese and had a tour on Saturday and on Sunday went to the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences just near the park where they have a number of beautiful raptors and various shows throughout the day. The park personnel were very friendly and helpful and the park itself was nicely located and very clean.
State Park -
Hingham, MA. Camped here May 25 - May 27, 2012 (Fri and Sat of Mem
Day Weekend). About 1/2 hour south of Boston. Lots of hiking trails and some nice camping spots; we
stayed in 79 which was very good.
Loud the first night but I asked the campers who made
the noise to be quiet the next night and they were. The restrooms
leave a lot to be desired as far as frequency of cleaning and this
park is apparently known for that.
- Lost River Valley Campground -
North Woodstock, NH. Camped here September 24, 2011.
Fairly empty and quiet. Couple of large streams go through the camp
and you can camp right next to them. Fall colors were almost peaking here in the
White Mountains. Playground, pond, tennis court were fun.
Nearby are some nice attractions and little towns, with Bath being
particularly nice with its long covered bridge.
- Lincoln/Woodstock KOA
Campground - Woodstock, NH. Camped here September 25, 2010, when it was known as the Broken Branch KOA..
Fairly empty and quiet. Fall colors were almost peaking here in the
White Mountains. Playground and miniature golf were fun.
Went to the Flume, which is nearby. Good numbers of little birds
heading south came through the campground.
- Jamaica State Park
- near Jamaica, VT. Camped here September 19, 2009.
Didn't make a reservation. Nice, with a playground and an old railbed
converted into a trail along the river. We took a six-mile round-trip
hike to Hamilton Falls, which was really nice! In the morning we hear
a ruffed grouse and a winter wren singing. Neighbors chose to
split wood early in the evening and I had a talk with them and later
they were talking late at night and I yelled at them from inside our
State Park - in Greenfield, NH. Camped here August 1,
2009. This state park has a large camping area with many sites, but a
decent distance between sites. We didn't know but due to the heavy
rains in June and July the two beaches on the lake were quite reduced
in size when we were there. Also, the skys were overcast and it did
not get very warm so we didn't do any swimming. We returned from
dinner in nearby Peterborough to find a skunk in our camping area
rooting around, allowing us a good deal of time to observe it.
Alos, a good deal of barred owls appear to inhabit the park, being
heard at night and even seen during the day.
Although there is a 10pm to 7am quiet time, some campers, including our neighbors, were
very loud well past 10pm.
Brook State Park - in Allenstown, NH. Camped here June 21,
2008. It's not far from Concord and is rather large and we were a
little fearful it may be loud. But at about 10:30 it got very quite
and we had a great time. Spent some time at the beach and also
canoing. This is the largest state park in NH set up for camping. We
would go back.
- Barrington Shores - near
Barrington, NH. Camped here on May 10, 2008. Nice camping spot next to
lake. Saw loons during day and heard them well at night. Would camp
at again! Note we camped before official camping season started so
don't know what it's like during the regular season.
- Mile-Away Campground - near
Camped at on April 26, 2008. Could have been nice, but across the
pond/lake was a big party that went very late in the night with hard
rock karaoke. Hear barred owls hooting in between the blasting music.