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Old 07-19-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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Boston RV Park Suggestions

We will be in the Boston area with our 13 year old grand daughter for a little non video game exposure to history.

Would appreciate any suggestions for RV parks in that area.

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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First of all, you do not want to even consider driving your rig into Boston. But, that being said, we feel the best spot to visit the area is Boston Minuteman Campground in Littleton, MA.| Quality Family Camping
The owners are wonderful and the office staff will give you great information on visiting the city and the area, including best ways to catch public transportation.
On the history note, besides a visit to Boston itself, consider a stop at Old Sturbridge Village, which is about an hour away from Littleton. https://www.osv.org/
Folks are going to recommend, Normandy Farms Campground/Resort. It is a nice place with a lot going on right on site, but it is located in such a way that getting to the city is a pain, and the traffic in that area is horrible.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions, we are spending the first night in the area at the Holiday Inn Express Braintree, they have a big parking lot and plenty of room for the rig. Then we will move to a park for the next week or so. We have been in the area many times and we have a long list of places to take the grand daughter, no problems getting around in the toad and getting our fill of lobster.

Please continue with you RV park suggestions.

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Hi, Bill.... There's precious little in the way of RV Parks inside I495, the loop about 35-40 miles outside the city. There's a KOA in Middleborough (south of Boston), Normandy Farms in Foxborough (southwest), and Boston Minuteman in Littleton (northwest), all right along 495. Winter Island Park in Salem is waterfront, nice but small and congested, pricey and with no sewer connections. It would also involve some semi-urban driving through Salem and other towns to get there. I've lived almost my whole life in Boston. I might do it, but I know the streets. I probably wouldn't advise it.

Definitely highest chops to Boston Minuteman in Littleton. We've stayed there several times, and will actually be back there for a while in mid-Sept through Oct. Everything demoon said about them I'll second.

Also the Minuteman Campground places you just a short drive from both Lexington- where the Green remains pretty much as it was 239 years ago- and Concord, where the North Bridge ("...the rude bridge that arched the flood...") still remains, albeit rebuilt a time or two.

The two places south and southwest suffer from the fact that- unless you know the town roads- you'll need to drive the SE Expressway to get into Boston-- only tolerable at 3AM.

You didn't say when you're planning to travel. Normandy Farms, in Foxborough, is not far at all from Gillette Stadium and the NE Patriots' training facility. Patriots training camp starts July 24th, and traffic in that area is likely to be heavy.

Good Luck with the trip! Enjoy!
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Thanks for the suggestions, we will be arriving on Aug 9 and I was leaning toward the Foxboro site, might have to rethink that now.

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Bill we stayed at Minuteman last fall and it was a wonderful campground. We would go back without any reservation. We drove into Lexington and did a bus tour of Lexington and Concord right from the visitor information center. Also set up a Boston City Tour and the bus picked us up at a hotel just outside of Lexington. Easy in and out and we were able to relax and see the sights. Hope you have a great trip.
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We stayed at Normandy Farms and had no trouble getting around. We drove our car to the closest train station and trained into the city. There is a lady on staff that organizes everything for you. The staff are very well trained and extremely helpful.
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hi
we've booked in to stay at Winter Island Park in Salem. Any advice on routing to the place?
(based on google maps - seems to be okay)
thanks, pdq
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x2 on the KOA south of boston. It has some great reviews, and that's where I'm headed in a month
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Hi OC Bill: Re: Boston

Think seriously about staying in Glouchester on Cape Ann. Easy drive into Boston to spend day seeing all the wonderful historic sites and no hassel parking. DO walk the Freedom Trail..... just follow the line painted on the streets.

AND.....spend time in Glouchester as well a a visit up to Rock Port. You'll fall in love with these harbors.

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