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.
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.
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.
Riverdale Farm Campsites
If you are looking for a fun-filled vacation that is perfect for creating family memories, check out Riverdale Farm Campsites in Danbury, Connecticut. This is an RV friendly campground in which you will get to enjoy the farm life. Riverdale Farm Campsites is located on a 100-acre colonial farm that is rich with history and beautiful scenery to take in.
Riverdale Farm Campsites offers a variety of different RV lots with full service hookups. There is a park and sports activities available to keep your whole family busy. The campground is kept in immaculate condition and has an on site lake that is perfect for rest and relaxation. You will be close to all of the wonderful activities that Connecticut has to offer to guests who are looking for a quiet retreat away from everyday life. This campground is located in the country with plenty of nature areas to explore.
Croton Point Park
Croton Point Park is nestled on a small peninsula that stretches into the Hudson River about 25 miles northwest of Greenwich. The park is 500 acres of peaceful, forested riverside, and provides space for both tents and RVs. There are several full-service RV hookups, but only with 30 amps. Several options for recreational activities exist literally steps away from your doorstep at Croton Point Park, including boating, fishing, and hiking. There?s also a boat launch if you?re hauling your own watercraft. Croton Point Park also has a nature center that hosts weekly events and organizes other programs throughout the year. The site itself is conveniently located near the junction of Interstate 9A and the Hudson River Line, making public transit readily available if you want to go to nearby cities like New York, or any of the other outlying New England communities. Iconic locations like Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown mark the way south to Yonkers, the Bronx, and finally Manhattan.
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.