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Old 07-19-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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Question Recommendations for Boston Area???

My husband and I want to head out East in July of 2010. Neither of us have ever ventured that way with our MH - only to Florida and back a couple times from Michigan, other than the long weekend trips in and around this great state of ours. Where should we camp and what sights should we plan on seeing?? We pull a 2009 Jeep Wrangler, so we'd prefer to find a good spot to stay a few days - and drive north and south to see the sights. How much can we see in a week? Would it be possible to stay a while near Boston, then go south and stay north of New York city to enable us to see some sights there? We don't need anything fancy, and LOVE state parks. The only thing we require is room for our 30' MH with Toad, flush toilets and nice showers and electric, as long as they have a dump station for water fill up, etc. We'd love to be near the water if possible - but would like an easy commute to the sights. I've read about Normandy Farms, which sounds wonderful, but is a bit too pricey for us. Would LOVE your advice!!! We just don't know how much we can see in a week - but want to do as much as possible!
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:18 AM   #2
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Born2RV: G'morning from Duluth, MN. Wife and I travel fulltime in our 45' MH towing Honda Element and have visited the Boston area a few times. One thing NOT to miss is the "Freedom Trail Route" through downtown Boston. Park your car in Freedom Trail Visitor Cntr. Parking and pick up the Freedom Trial Map and head out along the painted line. IT'S GREAT and you'll visit the places where history happened!!

Now, rather than camp in Boston, we elected to stay in one of the campgrounds up in Gloucester just outside of Boston to the NE on Cape Ann. THIS is a wonderful place to camp and especially to poke around (don't miss Rock Port just above Gloucester) AND...it's a great location from which to take a day trip in to Boston to do the Freedom Trail. Ya won't regret hanging in Gloucester, doing Boston from there, then if you choose, migrate down toward New York. Hope this is a little helpful !! HAVE FUN!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:04 AM   #3
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Normandy Farms

Check their Normandy Farms website or call them. They are hurting as much as anyone in this economy. I get sale flyers from them weekly. Many discounts ot be had. You are right, they are a little pricey. (but it is a nice park).
I think "Canoe River" is less than a couple of miles away. Difinately a couple of steps below Normandy but if all you need is a spot to hold over while heading into Boston, that may be the place. There are a few kids around.
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Thank you so much for the much needed advice! Any suggestions for campground near New York City? Thank you!
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:52 PM   #5
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We just got back (Michigan also) from a New England tour we stayed at Boston Minuteman Campground in Littleton to see the Boston sites (Boston, Gloucester, and Salem) for four nights and then went to Atlantic Oaks in Eastham for four nights to see the sights in Cape Cod. We stopped at Plymouth Rock for a few hours on the way to the Cape. I would strongly recommend both campgrounds.

A couple of months ago we went to New York City for a long weekend. Liberty Harbor in New Jersey is perfect for sightseeing in Manhattan. The commute is quick whether you jump on the subway or drive and you can see the Statue of Liberty from the campground.
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I thought Liberty Harbor closed?
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I thought Liberty Harbor closed?
I just checked their website. They appear to be in business still. It was almost full when we were there in June.
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State park outside Boston

In June, we stayed at Wompatuck State Park which is southeast of Boston. Unfortunately, that was the week that it rained for the whole visit, but it's a really nice and cheap campground. I think it's as close as any of the other campgrounds to Boston (all are pretty far away!) It's about a 30-40 minute drive, depending on traffic. It's listed as being in Hingham, MA, but we couldn't tell where Hingham ended and Weymouth started. It was weird to find this huge forest right next to lots of beautiful and expensive homes!

We made reservations online and picked a site unseen, which turned out to be OK. They have SO many sites that you may not need a reservation. We had to pay a $10 fee to make the online reservation. You could call the campground and ask how full they are. I think we paid $14 a night.

The sites vary in size and levelness (is that a word?) They do not have water, but there are spigots scattered around. The 20 amp power is slightly flaky, and the showers are hot, but some of them were just a fine mist. The area is heavily wooded and there are miles of biking trails.
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Thanks I hooked up here and found a lot of help . Going to Boston next month.
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If you stay south of Boston, you can drive into Quincy, beside the Fore River bridge, and take the ferry into the City. No hassle, no parking problems, and you land very close to the Quincy Market. I was also at Wompatuck in June and saw way too much rain.

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