Camping is a great way for families to get away from their hectic day-to-day lives to just unwind and be together. It’s a great way to get off the grid and away from all of the technology that distracts us every day. It’s also an amazing way to spend time together as a family out in nature.
Families that are located in the East can travel up and down the East Coast and find a whole number of campsites that are beautiful and relaxing. The thing about these campgrounds is that they are full of other families that are looking for a way to unwind and enjoy their time away from the real world even for just a little bit of time. If you are looking to meet other families with similar interests then this is a great way to do it.
There are so many places to choose from to go camping on the East Coast, but there are ten places, in particular, that stand out as the most beautiful, peaceful, and wonderful places to camp in the entire East Coast.
Below is a guide to these great camping sites that will allow you to begin planning the next camping trip for your family.
1. Acadia National Park in Maine
Acadia National Park is located in Maine on what is known as Mount Desert Island. There are two campsites on Mount Desert Island that families can choose from:
- Seawall campsite
- Blackwoods campsite.
The Seawall campsite will give you and your family as much solitude as you could possibly want with nothing surrounding it. The individual campsites are great for people to pitch their tents because they are spread quite aways away from each other.
Blackwoods, on the other hand, is a bit closer to the nearest town and is easier to access. This may be a better option for people who may need to go to town, and for those who need a site that is easier to access. Blackwoods is also the only site out of the two that is open to visitors year round, so you and your family can enjoy it all year long.
2. Woodford State Park In Vermont
Woodford State Park, which is located in Vermont is the perfect place to camp if you and your family camp often and want to do different activities every time you go. This State Park offers all the variety you could want as it has over 103 campsites to choose from within the park itself.
Woodford State Park is located close to the Green Mountain National Forest, George Aiken Wilderness Area, and the Adams Reservoir. All three of these are places that the entire family will enjoy seeing and exploring. If you and your family enjoy hiking, the hundreds of trails and hills that roll throughout the park will give you endless possibilities of places to go hiking for days on end.
If your family is the kind of family that may need a little break from the woods now and then while you are on your camping trip then you are in luck. There are a few destinations that you can look into that will get you out of the woods and doing other fun activities as a family.
There are several tourist spots nearby such as little shops and restaurants that everyone is sure to enjoy. There is the Norman Rockwell Museum which is as entertaining as it is informational. One thing is for sure, if you and your family visit Woodford State Park to camp, you will never see the same thing twice!
3. Delaware Seashore State Park in Delaware
Delaware Seashore State Park has almost 3,000 acres of fun for you and your family to explore outside. This area includes Rehoboth Beach which gives campers access to the beautiful scenery of the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, this park in Delaware has two areas that are set aside specifically for swimming. Families with kids or individuals who love the water and spending time relaxing on the beach can find just what they are looking for right there within the parks.
The parks offer special deals for people who stay at different times of the year. If you and your family go during the hot summer months, you can stay on site and put up your tent for the low cost of just $40 a night! There are even sites where you can set up an RV if you want a little bit of luxury and comforts of home while on your camping trip.
4. Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina
Anyone who likes to camp can enjoy Huntington Beach State Park and find something to do there. It is a special place for families to go together and enjoy. It is packed full of endless activities such as the education center in the park which gives children the opportunity to not just see nature, but learn about it from experts as well.
This campground is located right next to the beach. There are hiking trails all over the campground, bird watching tours, and fishing spots with huge fish to catch. You can even go to designated areas and see alligators in the freshwaters lakes.
If you and your family go to the park in September, you can also take part in the annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival! It is jammed packed with fun activities for family members of every age.
5. Eighth Lake Campground in New York
Eighth Lake Campground is most often considered a paradise and is the perfect place to go for camping and fishing adventures. There are trails within the campground on which you can go hiking and bike riding.
You can also get a canoe or a kayak out into the water which allows you to explore the area in a totally different light. The water is stocked full of trout and salmon which is great for fishing.
The fees to stay at the site will cost you less than $30 per night! A perfect, inexpensive, place to go spend a few days with your family away from the hectic bustle of life.
6. Glen Ellis Family Campground in New Hampshire
Glen Ellis Family Campground has more than 200 campsites on its premises making it a perfect location for families to go camping. You can go there for $40 a day. While at the campground you can do group activities like hiking, tennis, volleyball, and even group tubing! There are even perfect places for kids to go such as arcades, ice cream shops. There are also laundry facilities that get you out of the woods for a little while and feeling a little clean.
This is a very large campground but the sites do start to fill up very quickly so you need to get your reservation done ahead of time. If you and your family want a trip that offers a lot of solitude. If you are looking for a little solitude then this is not the best place to go as there are campers all around most days out of the year. But even with all the people it is still a lot of fun and highly recommended.
7. Myles Standish State Forest in Massachusetts
Myles Standish State Forest is named after the Plymouth Colony Pilgrims advisor and a military officer who is known as Myles Standish.
There are several campsites spread out across the forest. There are also several ponds located near the campsites. If you and your family are looking for a place to camp that is rustic and does not have many other campers then this may be the place for you to go.
8. Lake George Escape in New York
Lake George Escape is the right place for you and your family to go if you all enjoy recreational and social activities. There are about 575 sites that are set up for RVs and tents and you can stay there for as little as $20 a night.
There are even special sites for motorcycles to stay. You can choose places that offer you an electric and water hookup so you can have a few extra comforts of home while you camp in your RV or camper.
There are a lot of activities for you and your family to enjoy together such as mini golfing, tubing, tennis, and even wagon rides. It is an ideal location for families who enjoy the outdoors with a mix of other social activities to do as well. There is a little something for everyone to do.
9. Baxter State Park in Maine
Baxter State Park not only gives you and your family a backcountry experience but a historical one as well. This campsite is a great option for families who like to hike long distances and explore outside as much as possible.
There are a few campsites on the grounds that are a bit easier to access and closer to town, but no matter where you choose to camp there are glorious views to see at every angle.
10. White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire
White Mountain National Forest is one of the most rustic campgrounds on the East Coast, and there are only a handful of developed campsites on the grounds. This is for families who want a completely rustic vacation and to delve themselves completely into nature.
No matter which of these sites you and your family choose, you are sure to have a great time relaxing in nature and unplugging from the real world even if only for a few days!