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Where to Plan Your Next New England Camping Trip [PICS]

Let the summer fun begin with these exciting and relaxing New England camping trip destinations.

Heading to the East Coast this summer? Don’t pass up on these prime camping locations in New England.

Lake Waramaug State Park – Connecticut

Lake Waramaug State Park is tucked away in the Litchfield Hills surrounded by small New England peaks. There is a beach to enjoy and a lake to canoe on where you can fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass. The park offers 77 camping sites located in a forest near the lake.

Mount Greylock State Reservation – Massachusetts

Mount Greylock
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Mount Greylock State Reservation is a great place to plan a New England camping trip; it offers scenic views of Stony Ledge, the summit of Mt. Greylock and The Hopper, an incredible v-shaped wedge of trees forming a valley between the surrounding peaks.

The reservation is a hiker’s dream with hike-in only sites and more hiking trails branching in all directions to keep campers busy during the day. To get there, campers can take a gradual 1.3-mile walk from the parking lot to the sites on Rockwell Road. More avid hikers can take the 2.4-mile uphill climb from Williamstown.

Button Bay State Park – Vermont

Not only does Button Bay State Park provide great sights of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, but as you make your way to the park, you get a great view of the spine of the famous Green Mountains.

The park has 72 campsites along the lake where campers can swim and canoe and also bike along other trails.

Lafayette State Park – New Hampshire

Lafayette State Park is located in the woods along a creek in the White Mountains. Campers can swim in Echo Lake and bike to Cannon Mountain.

Campers can also hike to great day destinations such as Lonesome Lake, the Basin-Cascades, and to the ridge and walk atop of Mt. Lafayette. The park has 97 campsites.

Hermit Island Campground – Maine

Hermit Island
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This campground is a 225-acre peninsula along the Atlantic coastline. There are 225 campsites to choose from along the beach; atop rocky cliffs, near tidal pools, and in the forest, which makes this campground a great destination for your next New England camping trip.

Some spots even offer an ocean view overlooking Casco Bay. The island also owns a 50-foot fishing boat that sets sail every day searching for cod and tuna.

Charlestown Breachway – Rhode Island

Charlestown Breachway
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This camping spot offers 75 campsites along the east side of the Breachway. Ocean temperatures can reach up to a pleasant 70 degrees because of the Gulf Stream.

Campers can also take part in activities on the state’s largest coastal pond, Ninigret pond, only a short walk away. Campers can swim and paddle on the pond, go surfcasting for striper, windsurf, and walk the trails of the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge.

If you want your next New England camping trip to be at one of these hotspots destinations, book sites now before they fill up for the summer.

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Where to Plan Your Next New England Camping Trip [PICS]