This camping season was a weird one. We got a late start because of some monster renovations at our house. And in July, we camped in a tent (boo hoo!) because we were at a group site for a friend’s party that didn’t allow trailers. It was great, though and was the first camping trip with our new dog (a second beagle).
Next we went to the Adirondacks, but I was on crutches, having busted a leg. Camping on crutches is no picnic, but was far easier in the Scotty than it would have been in the tent. K got to do some hiking with the dogs and a friend, and it really was gorgeous! Must go back when I can actually walk. We stayed at Wilmington Notch State Park, near Lake Placid. Great state park campground!
This past weekend, we got to try out a brand new national park campground near home, at Acadia National Park. Schoodic Woods was built and opened just a year ago, and wow, what a gorgeous place to camp! It has sparkling new restrooms, great big sites (many with electrical), an amphitheater with outdoor movie screen and audio, and a great set of biking and hiking trails. Must visit again – it’s definitely the nicest campground we’ve been to. Even with a rainy day, we had a great time!
Our camping season is over (but sometimes we winter camp!), so we will be winterizing the Scotty soon. Next year, it needs some repainting – we made a big list and look forward to getting it spiffed up in spring for more trips in 2017.