Best Places to Camp this Summer
MAY 27, 2013Drew Limsky, Yahoo TravelIt’s camping season again, and the range of campgrounds in North America can be overwhelming. Even choosing the level of comfort you want can be daunting, but two things to consider are the type of bathroom facilities you prefer (are the showers coin-operated or metered?), and the existence and quality of the general store.
These offerings indicate the diversity of camping experiences:
Mt. Desert Island, Maine
Revered for its beauty, Arcadia National Park, located on Maine’s largest island, offers serene camping on picturesque Homes Sound. If you run short on supplies or feel cut off from the outside world, the Gathering Place has coffee, local baked goods, and that famous Maine ice cream (with flavors like Maine Black Bear and Maine Moose Tracks), as well as Wi-Fi. Mt. Desert’s campground has a shorter season than most: July 1 through Labor Day.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Columbia
You know you’re in the Pacific Northwest when you get to your campsite via seaplane. More intimate and remote than Paws Up, Clayoquot offers just 20 tents, eight of which ask that you rough it a bit: composting toilets and dedicated shower stalls inside the shower house constitute the bathroom experience. Twelve new tents civilize things; amenities include en-suite bathrooms and private indoor/outdoor double-headed showers. The property will keep you busy with horseback riding and kayaking, hot springs treks and wildlife viewing, and then you can wind down in the Healing Grounds spa. Read more: Yahoo Travel