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Old 05-19-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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Thank you all for your help with our newly acquired motorhome....a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer. We're thinking of heading out East to the Boston area instead of camping here in Michigan over the 4th of July. Do you think it's too late to acquire a campsite at a nice campground? I've heard Normandy Farms is nice....are there any other suggestions? Do you park your motorhome, then rent a car to drive around and do your sightseeing if you don't have another vehicle....or what all of you refer to as a "toad"? thank you for your help! We've had our motorhome out for two short trips now...and we're in love with the experience! Any suggestion on what to see...and what "not to miss" while on the East coast? We only have one week.
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Thank you all for your help with our newly acquired motorhome....a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer. We're thinking of heading out East to the Boston area instead of camping here in Michigan over the 4th of July. Do you think it's too late to acquire a campsite at a nice campground? I've heard Normandy Farms is nice....are there any other suggestions? Do you park your motorhome, then rent a car to drive around and do your sightseeing if you don't have another vehicle....or what all of you refer to as a "toad"? thank you for your help! We've had our motorhome out for two short trips now...and we're in love with the experience! Any suggestion on what to see...and what "not to miss" while on the East coast? We only have one week.
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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Sewbzzzy Cant help you on CG in boston just want to say welcome to the winnebago faimly. We have a 2004 33 sightseer on a workhorse and it a great rig we do toad our 02 jeep liberty, you dont know it there.Again welcome.
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:43 PM   #4
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Sewbzzzy, Yes Normandy Farms is a nice campground. We lived 35= years in Acton and Littleton, MA. In Littleton we were 3-4 miles from Minuteman Campground. Formerly this was a KOA and is now an independent.It is woodsy and clean, sites are not super large; however, I see you have a 30 footer which should be no problem. It is a very popular campground so early reservations are suggested. It is less than 3 miles off of I-495 on MA state route 2-A.

There is public transportation available via the MBTA, aka the T probably 3-4 miles from the campground. MBTA operates commuter trains, busses and the entire subway system in Boston. This service from Littleton is commuter train and it takes you into the heart of the city at North station.

To see: Boston Red Sox playing at Fenway Park; the Aquarian; the Museum of Science; the Freedom trail, which is a self guided walking tour of the city; Old North Church (where paul Revere hung his lantern; Fanniel Hall; the USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides which is the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy. If you go on the $th of July this is the one day of the year that she is put to sail out into Boston harbor for the annual turn araound for the next years\'s weathering.

If a rental car is your pleasure contact David Christmas at Christmas Motors in Maynard, MA and you may use my name. Their facility is about 7-8 miles from the campground andif you talk with him in advance he may even have you picked up at the campground. there is also an Avis franchise in Maynard.

With wheels you can then look at other touristy options, i.e. the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA (12-14 miles) where the shot heard around the world was fired, the battlefield at Lexington, MA-same distance; whaling port and museum at Gloucester, MA 20-25 miles.

Coming into or leaving from Boston you could make a stopin New London, CT where the US Navy submarine base is headquartered.

I would google Boston and MA Chamber of Commerces where you can look at options that suit your specific interest. You will not get bored with a week stay in the area. Good luck and enjoy, Ken Roberts, '04 DSDP....
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Normandy Farms is a very nice campground. definitely a resort type of campground and maybe the most expensive in New England. It is also supposedly the closest cg to Boston. It will still take a while with traffic you can expect at least a 90 minute ride but don't be surprised if it's longer. Any less is a bonus!!!
Everything Ken mentioned is worth seiing. In addition:
Providence, RI (20 or 30 minutes) where you shouldn't miss waterfire. It's on the Providence River and every week or two, they lights this chain of fires in the river and it is very beautiful. It's become quite an attraction.
You can also get to Cape Cod in about an hour by going right down 495 and the casino in CT are about 75 minutes from there.
One word of caution however is that if you don't already have reservations in New England by now, you may have trouble getting a site.
Good luck and enjoy your trip!!!
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