It is almost spring, just a few more cold months and the beauty of spring will be upon us. Nature comes to life during this season. Rivers, ponds, mountains and hills are overflowing with blooming flowers and the emergence of new life is seen everywhere. We have outlined the ten top places to RV in the spring. Hopefully one of these will spark that sense of adventure and send you on the open road.
Harriman State Park, New York: This Park offers more than 200 miles of hiking trails, three beaches and 31 lakes and reservoirs. Close to the Big Apple, it’s a great place to travel to enjoy both nature and city life.
Greenbelt Park, Maryland: This Park offers you the ability to see the nation’s capital and by the time the sun goes down be in an “Urban Oasis.” Open year around you can head on your adventure at any time!
Island State Park, South Carolina: This is an outside paradise with five miles of beach, thousands of acres of marsh, tidal creeks, maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet. If wildlife is what you seek look no farther from loggerhead sea turtles, alligators, pelicans and dolphins and even the rare coral snake. In addition is a 175 step lighthouse that is said to be the parks pride and joy!
Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma: LIFE magazine named this park as one of the “100 Places To See In Your Lifetime,” With a barrage of Free local activities include live radio shows, goat-feeding at Honey chainsaw, sculpting at Hochatown Junction Station, and yakanoes (combination kayak and canoe.)
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California: This Park is said to have canyons that rival that of the Grand Canyon and a forest harboring the largest tree in the world! Known as the “Land of Giants this park also has caves and backcountry hiking.
Yosemite National Park, California: One of the most famous of our parks Yosemite is known for its waterfalls but it also has valleys, meadows, wilderness and more! Their website recommends the 16 mile roundtrip hike! Are you up for an adventure?
Clear Lake State Park, California: Looking for a park that has something different to offer? This park is known for its annual Heron Festival and Spring Wildflower Brunch (heronfestival.org) celebration in April. During this family-oriented weekend, the park offers boat excursions on Clear Lake for viewing nesting herons, egrets, grebes and other shorebirds and wildlife.
Mount San Jacinto State Park, California: Looking for landscape changes this park has Aerial Tramway called the gateway to the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness area. The tramway offers unique access to a scenic, high-country wilderness area.
Channel Islands National Park, California: Are you looking for solitude and some time by yourself? This is the park for you! Home to a wide variety of birds this is a great place to enjoy nature. The Island can be explored in a day.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado: This is the park that inspired the patriotic song, “America the Beautiful.” Offering 20 miles of hiking and biking along the Rocky Mountains and luxurious campgrounds vast with unlimited amenities including conference rooms and a visitor center.
Here is just a brief list to get you started. Now go be on your way there is still much to explore! As the Asian Proverb says, “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”
What are your favorite places to travel in Spring?