New England Fall Foliage Stays

New England Fall Foliage Stays

If you’ve been waiting to enjoy a vacation when there are fewer travelers, fall is the time. If you enjoy nature and hiking, it’s also the best time to take in the some spectacular fall foliage.

New England provides a huge swath of area to choose from for your fall visit. In Maine and New Hampshire, the Appalachian Mountain Club has available campgrounds, camps, lodges and huts, many of them year-round and in either State parks or National Forests.

Choosing to utilize their facilities will not be for the faint of heart. For example, you may need to bring your own water, cooking utensils, sleeping bag, toilet paper and matches and paper for the woodstove. If you stay during the winter, you’ll need a sled to bring in the firewood. You won’t be staying at a 5-star hotel.

But you will have plenty of outdoors time. Once you choose your destination, you can then choose which activities you want to do. There are usually hiking and nature trails that can vary from easy to moderate. Paddling, fishing and kayaking are also options from which you can choose.

If you’re 50 or over, there are special adventure camp packages available to members. Joining the club is inexpensive, just $75 for a family membership, which includes 2 adults and all children under 21 who live in the home. A single membership is $50, but if you’re under 30, your rate is $25, as is a membership if you’re over 69.

By joining the Appalachian Mountain Club, you will receive discounts on lodging, but you don’t have to be a member to stay at any of their facilities.

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