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.
Thomas Paine Cottage
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.
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
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.
Croton Point Park Campground
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.
Harmony Ridge Campground
Explore the array of natural areas, nature preserves, and vast state parks northwest of Passaic while on your way to Harmony Ridge Campground. Your route is an hour's drive through some of New Jersey?s most pristine rural areas, including Great Piece Meadows, Farney State Park, Norvan Green State Forest, and Wawayanda State Park, just to name a few. The campground itself is between the Bear Swamp Wildlife Management Area and High Point State Park. Harmony Ridge welcomes both tents and recreational vehicles, and accommodates travelers staying of the night, the season, or even the whole year. Some services vary depending on the season, and rates change for holiday weekends. No matter what time of year you arrive, you can take advantage of on-site amenities that include a general store, laundry room, playground, recreation hall, and various spaces for sports and games. There?s even a hockey rink if you happen to be here in the winter.
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.
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ
A green oasis with 1,212-acres, in the middle of an urban jungle. Visitors enjoy spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, a historic transportation building can be found here. From here you can take Statue Cruises which offer ferries to Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island.
Black Rock State Park
Less than 35 miles north of West Haven, hidden in the verdant forested hills of Connecticut, you'll find Black Rock State Park. This idyllic location in the Western Highlands is home to an array of hiking trails, swimming spots, fishing holes, and other outdoor activities. Other nearby parks include Topsmead State Forest, Burr Pond State Park, and Mount Tom State Park. The campground borders on Branch Brook, sits near a pleasant sandy lake beach, and is nestled deep within the deep wooded hills of Mattatuck State Forest. The region is rich in local history and ancient legend, and historically it was the residence of the Mohegan, Paugussett and Tunxis tribes. Artifacts such as arrowheads and stone tools have been unearthed at the park that confirms very early human settlement. Hiking paths are abundant in the park, and offer many vantage points of Naugatuck Valley, Black Rock Lake, and Black Rock Pond. This seasonal campground is more on the rustic side, and doesn?t have utility hookups, but there is a dump station for RVs is available.