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Scotch Plains, New Jersey is a large township in Union County. It was settled in the late 1600s by many European settlers, especially Scottish Quakers, who named the area after one of their leaders, George Scott. The town has been home to many interesting historical feats, including an American Revolution battle at Ash Swamp and for being home to the first African American golf country club in the United States.

Today, the town is best known for its strong Italian heritage thanks to the many immigrants who came here during the early 1900s. It’s also near numerous large cities where an RV rental from Scotch Plains can take you on a quick trip to, Newark, Brooklyn, and New Brunswick.

The Great Outdoors

For those who want to take their camper rental from Scotch Plains to outdoor destinations, you’ll discover plenty of places to do so. One option is the Watchung Reservation. As one of the largest nature reserves in Union County, this nature reservation covers 2,000 acres and features a six-mile trail.

Another option is Ash Brook Reservation. Situated within a lush forest, the reservation is designed to take guests into the last undeveloped areas that were affected by the Revolutionary War. There are interpretive signs along its 14-mile trail that tell more about its history and important historical events that happened in the area. The reservation will also take you by historic structures, like the Fanwood Train Station and Osborn Cannonball House.

While in the area with your Scotch Pines travel trailer rental, take a quick trip over to New Brunswick to see Rutgers Gardens. As the official botanical garden of Rutgers University, the land is filled with numerous trails, like the pond trail and meander trail, and features beautifully manicured gardens. In addition to this, the gardens also have a market where flowers and vegetables can be bought. Guided tours are offered, and admission is free to enter the gardens.

RV Parks

There are quite a few places to keep your RV rental near Scotch Plains at. Situated near the town is Liberty Harbor RV Park. This RV park is close to Manhattan and offers 50 sites. It also has amenities such as WiFi, water, electric, and showers for guests to use. This option additionally has walking paths and a small restaurant on its grounds.

There’s also the Fla-Net Park Campgrounds. Located just a short drive away, this campground offers guests a rustic camping experience and amenities such as electric, water, and 30/50-amp options. There is also a pond for fishing and paddle boating, a pool, and picnic tables.

A few minutes away is Mountainview Campground. Created in 1953, this 150-acre campground is located near the Delaware River and Musconetcong Mountains. It has shaded spots as well as amenities such as 15/30/50-amps, water, and electric. The campground is a popular spot for wildlife to visit, such as deer and foxes.

Exploring the City

RVers will discover a handful of places to explore with their RV trailer rental in Scotch Plains. Located within the boundaries of Union County is the Frazee House. This 18th-century home once housed Betty and Gershom Frazee, the latter who worked as a carpenter. It’s believed that Lord Cornwallis visited the home during the Revolutionary War. This structure is considered to be one of the last remaining domestic vernacular structures of the 18th-century in the county and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A quick drive away is Buccleuch Park. Spanning over 78 acres, this park features numerous trails for hiking and biking. It’s also home to the Buccleuch Mansion which was built in 1739. The mansion now serves as the headquarters for the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and offers guided tours throughout the year where you’ll be able to view antique furniture and art. It also offers beautiful views of the nearby Raritan River.

Cruise in your motorhome rental from Scotch Plains on a quick day trip to Newark to explore the Eagle Rock Reservation. This park runs over 408 acres long and features plenty of trails for walking and horseback riding that wind through forests and woodlands. It also features a high elevation which allows you to have stunning views of the nearby Manhattan skyline.

While in Newark you might also want to think about taking a quick stop over to Montclair to the Montclair Art Museum. This museum opened in 1914 and was one of the first art museums to open in the state. It showcases everything from modern artwork to Native American pieces.

RV Rentals in Scotch Plains, NJ

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There are many popular rentals in Scotch Plains. Outdoorsy's Scotch Plains RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Scotch Plains are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Hudson Highands State Park, Great Falls Park, Bear Mountain State Park, and Lehigh Gorge State Park.

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Local Hiking Trails

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White Shore Trail Alpine New Jersey
The Pinnacle Trail Loop Hamburg Pennsylvania
Mount Tammany - Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail Columbia New Jersey
Storm King - Butter Hill Trail West Point New York
Bear Mountain Loop Trail Bear Mountain New York
Anthony's Nose Trail from Beacon Highway Cortlandt New York
Mount Beacon Trail Beacon New York
Glen Onoko Falls Trail Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania
Breakneck Ridge Trail Beacon New York
Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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Hamptons International Film Festival

attraction New York, NY
Watch the latest documentaries, shortfilms, international cinema, and independent film. The Hamptons International Film Festival is known for its unique showcase of the latest films, in fact, it has shown the Best Picture Oscar winners for several years. It has been around for 24 years, and many come to enjoy the festive environment and of course the joy of the cinema.

Thomas Paine Cottage

attraction New Rochelle, NY
If American history is one of your interests you should visit the Thomas Paine Cottage when you are in New Rochelle, New York. Paine?s eloquent writing played an essential role in the American Revolution. Thomas Paine Cottage is the last structure in North America that the Founding Father owned as his home and is open to the public as an historic house museum. The Cottage contains some of the few artifacts still in existence that were once owned by Thomas Paine: a simple chair and a cast-iron stove given to Paine by Ben Franklin himself. The Cottage is located on the last two acres of a 300 acre farm awarded to Paine by a grateful New York State for his services in the struggle for independence. The site also includes the Sophia Brewester One-room Schoolhouse, the oldest free-standing school in New Rochelle. The front room of the Cottage is set up to reflect what life was like during the 18th century.

Liberty Harbor RV Park

campground Jersey City, NJ
Liberty Harbor RV Park is in Jersey City, just nine miles away from East Orange in New Jersey. It is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore East Orange, and it is in a lovely setting with views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If you want to visit Manhattan, there is a tour bus that leaves from right outside the park. If you like boats, Liberty Harbor Marina is right next door, and there is a ferry to New York from here.There are 50 sites at the park, all with water and electric hookup. You will find restrooms and showers here, can get WiFi from the office, and there is 24-hour security. If you enjoy walking, there are easy trails close by. You are also only a short stroll away from coffee shops, and there are two grocery stores within a mile away. If you want to stay at the park in the evening, but don't want to cook, there is a restaurant and bar on site, serving delicious meals. Of course, you may want to venture out, and East Orange has a fantastic range of restaurants, including sandwich bars, pizza places, soul food, and fine dining.

St. Paul's Church National Historic Site

attraction Mount Vernon, NY
Are you interested in the Civil War? If so, head over to St. Paul's National Historic Site. The church was built in the early 18th century, and is one of New York's oldest parishes. After the Battle of Pell's Point in 1776, the church was used as a hospital, and then for six years, as a center for military development. In the early 20th century, industrialisation saw a decline in the upkeep of the church, but in 1942, the interior of the church was restored and now looks as it did in the 18th century. The church has a very old organ and free concerts are often held. Be sure to visit the cemetery next to the church. There are graves here dating as far back as 1704. There is a traditional museum on site, where you can watch a video about the church. There are also displays of battle scenes, and other artifacts relating to the Civil War. If you have kids with you, they will love the history scavenger hunt. Guided tours are also on offer. This church is well worth a visit.

Fla-Net Park Campground

campground Mount Olive Township, NJ
Take a trip through a virtual scenic tour of state parks, nature preserves, along with countless freshwater ponds and lakes as you head west from Clifton to the Fla-Net Park Campground. The drive takes about an hour along the Interstate 80, and if you can spare another twenty minutes, take the scenic route along the northern loop of New Jersey country roads. This route passes through Farney State Park and Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. Fla-Net Park seeks to recreate a rustic, authentic wilderness experience complete with spring fed ponds and gravel roads. Guests are welcome to use paddle boats in the water, and indulge in some catch and release fishing. There are several sites spacious enough for even your biggest rig and a toy trailer, and they also include electricity hookups. Seasonal amenities at the park include a swimming pool, laundry room, and a comfort station that includes hot showers. Guests can enjoy paddle boats, playground, and a rec room at any time of the year.

Black Bear Campground, New York

campground Florida, NY
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.

Croton Point Park Campground

campground Croton-on-Hudson, NY
A county run park this is the smart choice for families looking to visit New York City in a RV rental without all the crazy traffic and stress. located north of the city along the Hudson River the park offers full hookup RV sites that are easy to get in to and out of in a RV rental. Best news is that you can walk 1 mile to the train depot and ride the Metro North right in to Grand Central station. Return to your RV rental at night and relax in peace and quiet.

Liberty Science Center

attraction Jersey City, NJ
Located on Liberty State Park, this interactive science museum has much to offer. Many science exhibits that will educate and inspire, the largest IMAX Dome theater in the United States, numerous educational resources, and the original Hoberman sphere, a silver, computer-driven engineering artwork.

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