Today marks the 50th anniversary of the day that President Kennedy’s signed the legislation creating the Cape Cod National Seashore back in 1961. Part of the National Park Service, the Cape Cod National Seashore was created to “preserve the natural and historic values of a portion of Cape Cod for the inspiration and enjoyment of people all over the United States.”
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Many thanks to Joe Laing of El Monte RV Rentals for providing us with this guest post. While these plans are more suited to warmer months, it is never too early to start planning…
Logan International: Perfect Hub for Fly & Drive RV Vacations
Flying into Boston’s Logan International Airport is the perfect first step for a National Park Service RV camping adventure. Less than a day’s drive from this bustling East Coast hub discover two magnificent National Park Service gems with adventures to please your entire family.
The ease of flying in and renting a motorhome keeps travel plans simple and frees you from hotel reservations, pricey restaurant meals and a long drive home. Consider these itineraries for an unforgettable fly & drive East Coast RV vacation.
Cape Cod National Seashore
Once you’ve landed at Logan, collect your RV rental and take a short two-hour trip south to Cape Cod National Seashore. Warning – the wild, pine-studded dunes of Cape Cod will most likely haunt your dreams once you’ve visited! But that’s really not an issue, since there’s almost too much to see and do in just one trip.
While exploring the more than forty thousand acres of the National Seashore, you’ll encounter not only the enormity of the Atlantic, but also inland treasures in tidal flats, bogs and marshes. Your Cape Cod National Seashore RV adventure can be custom-built around your own particular passions. For example, six distinctly different swimming beaches can be the centerpiece of your exploration, if your family loves to splash in the sun.
On the other hand, if you like to hit the trails on vacation, forest, marsh and beach ecosystems are showcased in Cape Cod’s vibrant trail system. One more way visitors can get to know the Cape in-depth is on one of the many ranger-guided tours. Whether it’s lighthouses, local wildlife or the area’s abundant natural attractions, there’s a tour to match.
Before leaving the area, be sure to stop by one of the many “seafood shacks” to sample the local cuisine. One last note – RV campgrounds are abundant in the towns and villages of the Cape.
Boston Logan International to Acadia National Park
Another Eastern Seaboard itinerary easily accessible from Logan is Acadia National Park in Maine. Just five hours north of Boston and located on scenic Mount Desert Island, Acadia’s granite shores thrill thousands of RV campers annually.
Wind up the road to the top of Cadillac Mountain or follow an historic hiking trail to the Wild Gardens of Acadia; both routes are filled with unforgettable scenery. Another popular activity for RV travelers is to wind along the Park Loop Road for a taste of both sea and shore. For a touch of history and great views from the water, be sure to take a tour boat to the Cranberry Isles.
While you’re discovering Acadia, make one of the island’s comfortable RV campgrounds your home. There are two within the park, and several options in the town of Bar Harbor. Surrounded by rugged beauty and pleasant RV amenities, it’s a safe bet you will be planning next year’s trip before you ever head back to Boston.
Flying to centrally-located Boston and then cruising the Eastern Seaboard by RV can be habit-forming. These are only two of the plentiful pleasures waiting for RV campers on America’s eastern shore. Pick your itinerary for this year’s trip and prepare to make remarkable vacation memories.