Ready to hit New England and the Mid Atlantic where you can find spectacular fall foliage, famous beaches, rolling hills, forests, rivers and waterfalls? Great news, many campgrounds and RV parks in the Northeast are available for overnight camping and RVing.
Good Sam actively updates our website with the latest information regarding private campground openings. Visit our Guide to COVID-19 RV Park and Campground Openings page for a list of Good Sam Parks that are now open and accepting overnight guests. Also as you search our campgrounds and click on a park’s listing, look for the “COVID-19 Campground Visitor Update” box as it displays the opening date. Keep in mind, some events and amenities may not be available.
Connecticut: Located halfway between Boston and New York City, The Constitution State offers plenty to offer in the summer and fall – especially for such a compact state. From hiking and sailing to simply taking a scenic drive to marvel at the colorful trees and lighthouses, this is a must visit while in New England. Reach out directly to the park for possible restrictions, travel advisories and information about how to camp safely. Check the individual state for the latest information on COVID-19 related announcements.
Delaware: The Diamond State boasts tons of shoreline, where residents and visitors love to flock to during the warmer months. In fact, Bethany Beach has been named one of the country’s best secret beaches. It’s a perfect balance of family-friendly peace and quiet, with just the right number of fun events. Despite its diminutive size, The First State has some capital golf courses. As Delaware locations are reopening, please note that capacity requirement may be in place. It’s important to check updates from the state for the latest restrictions.
Maine: With over 3,400 miles of coastline, The Pine Tree State contributes to almost 90 percent of the United States’ lobster supply. The state also has a rich beekeeping culture. Take a lighthouse tour, a lobster boat outing or a cruise along one of the four scenic byways. Whatever you do, savor the local flavor. Check the state website and sites of the destinations you’re interested in visiting for their most up-to-date information.
Maryland: The Free State is home to the Chesapeake Bay and nearly 50 other rivers, creeks, streams, lakes and ponds. And did you know the state’s claim to football fame is named after a piece of fine literature? That’s right, the Baltimore Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem, The Raven. Maryland’s varied terrain allow for ample outdoor adventure. Ride the rail trails at the Western Maryland Rail Trail with 28 miles of flat, paved biking trails along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. With beautiful oceanside beaches and thick forests, it’s also ideal for rustic off-the-grid getaways. As always, wherever you travel, check with the state agency and campground for the latest information.
Massachusetts: The Bay State is basically a living history book. As one of the original 13 colonies, it’s also the birthplace of four American presidents, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson and Philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the first telephone here in 1876. Visit Southeastern Massachusetts for the amazing art, paddle boarding and boutique shopping. And don’t miss the beaches. Coast Guard Beach has been consistently ranking the #1 family beach in America. Or, catch the best sunset in New England at Madaket Beach. Check with the state and campground for the latest news and possible COVID-19 related restrictions.
New Hampshire: The White Mountain State offers more than 400 public-access sites where you can launch a boat or fish from shore. With 1,300 ponds and lakes, it’s the perfect place for waterskiing or kayaking. If you would rather stay on land, Ride the Wilds is the longest OHRV trail system in the country, with more than 1,000 miles of interconnected trails. Or, simply enjoy the autumn splendor with peaks that stretch to the sky in a brilliant masterpiece of oranges, reds and golds. Campgrounds (public and private) are now open to NH residents, members or out of state visitors who have met the 14-day quarantine requirement. Check the state for updates and information on how to travel safely.
New Jersey: The Garden State boasts not only the longest boardwalk in the world, but picturesque mountains and forests and trails revealing gorgeous waterfalls. Visit the Skylands Region where you can take in the rolling hills, river valleys and hike the Appalachian Trail. And with more than 90 miles of white-sand beaches, New Jersey’s Shore Region provides surfing beaches, fishing, bird watching and rustic roadside stands. Please use personal discretion and follow the New Jersey State Department of Health for COVID-19 related updates.
New York: The Empire State is not only known for clusters of skyscrapers, but one of the world’s most famous waterfalls. For more than 150 years, visitors have flocked to Central Park’s 843 green acres in the heart of Manhattan. Pro tip: Renting a bike allows you to see more of the sweeping views and wildlife. When it has reopened, take in breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building and One World Observatory. As of June 24, 2020, Governor Cuomo has instituted a 14-day quarantine for all travelers entering New York from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate, over a seven-day rolling average. As they say, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Check the state for updates and information on how to travel safely.
Pennsylvania: The Keystone State is home to the Pocono Mountains, with 150 lakes, nearly a dozen waterfalls and scenery-rich hiking. And did you know Pennsylvania boasts some of the darkest skies on the Eastern Seaboard, making the Milky Way views even more stunning. From the urban attractions of historic Philadelphia to the numerous parks and open country, there’s something for everyone. Check with the state agency and campground for the latest safety and travel information.
Rhode Island: They don’t call it The Ocean State for nothing. Rhode Island is 400 miles of New England coastline, abundant with beaches and fresh-from-the-ocean seafood. This tiny state was home to Jackie Kennedy and several famous writers, including H.P. Lovecraft. Check the individual state for the latest information on COVID-19 related announcements.
Vermont: Visit The Green Mountain State for it’s Vermont cheddar cheese, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream or its abundant amount of artisan foods, wineries and breweries. The best way to experience Vermont is to tour the roadways that wind through the mountains and meet in the valleys. This will take you through Vermont’s forests and farmland to historic villages and vibrant towns. As always, check the state for updates and information on how to travel safely.