Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven, CT
Probably the oldest and largest collection of natural history in the world, can be found here. Its well known Great Hall of Dinosaurs attracts many visitors,and includes the remains of a juvenile Brontosaurus and a 110 foot long mural about the time of the dinosaurs. The museum also exhibits work that shows the evolution of humans and mammals. The world renowned collections include the vertebrate paleontology, and the Bingham collection of Incan artifacts from Machu Picchu.
Blydenburgh County Park is a stunning location on the Veterans Memorial Highway. Tucked in the northern entrance is the campground with a variety of sites, including back in?s, hook-ups and dirt sites. This is a rustic campground that is perfect for those who don?t want all the bells and whistles. Furry friends are welcome, as are the rug rats, if the playground is anything to go by. The grounds are open all year round, which allows for repeat visits. After all, you might need one with over 600 acres of park to explore. New York isn?t all big city, bright lights and this park reminds you of that. It is awash with stunning natural beauty, and offers a truly tranquil Smithtown sojourn. Avid fishers will rejoice; the Stump Pond is teaming with marine life such as wide mouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. For everyone else, there is plenty of hiking and wildlife.
Gentile Campgrounds lives up to its name; an unassuming, chilled out destination, in which to park up the RV. This is a destination campground with all the amenities and activities, and everything in between. There is even a chapel onsite for a Sunday service. Facilities are out of this world, with flush toilets, propane gas and fire wood at your fingertips. There is literally an activity to suit just about everyone. Miniature golf, tennis court, baseball field and basketball court have the sports side of things covered. Those that prefer virtual reality will like the selection of video games on offer.
Aside from all of these wonderful amenities, this campsite is just perfect for nature lovers. Set in an aesthetically beautiful landscape, it is a stunning place to find your inner zen again. Let?s face it, RV?ing can really take it out of us, so any excuse for some campsite chill is welcome!
Wildwood State Park
Wildwood State Park comprises 600 acres of undeveloped hardwood forest terminating on the high bluff overlooking Long Island Sound. RV facilities include pull-thru sites, big rig access, and waterfront access. Trailer and tent sites are available for campers. Swimmers can take advantage of the cool waters of the Sound, and picnickers can relax at shaded picnic tables as their children enjoy the nearby playground. Visitors can fish and use the hiking and cross-country ski trails.This park is huge. All roads are paved. Nice bike riding. and hiking trails. Access to beach very rocky shore. Close enough to town but you get the rustic camp atmosphere. Wildwood State Park is located 22 southeast of Milford in Wading River, New York. You are guaranteed to enjoy your stay in one of New York?s most beautiful parks. You can wake up in the woods near the St. Lawrence River or one of the many scenic lakes. This is a very peaceful location for your East Coast travels.
Black Bear Campground, New York
Follow a fabled and scenic road through some of New York state?s most iconic landmarks to find Black Bear Campground, nestled in the forested countryside near no less than two state parks. Starting in White Plains, the route east along Interstate 294 takes you past Tarrytown of Sleepy Hollow fame, over the Hudson River, and finally through the vast expanse of Harriman State Park to reach the campground in scenic Orange County. This is the closest full-service RV park to New York City, but the wooded environment and quiet ambiance never gives that away. There?s plenty of tourist information available on the site, for both the city and the surrounding wilderness, and while visiting you can enjoy plenty of modern amenities. Every spacious site has full utility hookups, fire rings, and picnic tables. The venue is connected to several hiking trails and nature walks, and if you want to relax near your home on wheels, there?s a swimming pool, game room, basketball court, and scheduled special events hosted by the park.
Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT
This free art gallery showcases more than 200,000 objects from Eastern and Western cultures and from ancient to modern. It was founded in 1832 with some of the permanent collections coming from the patriot-artist John Trumbull. You can find popular artists such as Van Gogh and Monet. Take a stroll and enjoy an afternoon here.
If you are looking for something fun to do for the whole family, head over to Greeley Park in Nashua. It covers 125 acres, and dominates the north end of Nashua. It is covered by woods and open spaces, and the Merrimack River flows through it. It's a beautiful place to spend a day, so why not bring a picnic or use the grills which are available all over the park? There are playgrounds and a wading pool for the kids, ball fields, tennis courts, hiking paths in the woods, horseshoe pits, a community gardening center, and even a boat ramp which gives you access to the river. During the summer, weekly concerts take place here and there are also special activities for the kids. In the winter, you can get your snowshoes out and have fun throwing snowballs and building snowmen. The park is dog friendly, so bring you best friend for a good hike.
The Mark Twain House & Museum
This Victorian gothic 19-room house was Mark Twain?s home from 1874-1891. In this beautiful mansion Mark Twain wrote his masterpieces such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Prince and the Pauper. Come ready to experience the author?s life and learn much about his work and the times in which he lived. The museum also hosts many eclectic events such as "Tapping into Twain" Oktoberfest, Tom Sawyer Day and the Ice Cream Social.