Looking to get back to nature this summer?
Well, good news.
The east coast is packed with camping grounds that cater to all tastes and every threshold for Mother Nature’s raw power.
And whether you’re looking to truly rough it or make a glamorous outdoor experience out of it, there are plenty of choices that offer exactly what you’re looking for.
But first things first. You’ll want the journey to be as fun as the destination. Consider a 15-passenger van rental that’ll get friends and family under one roof—and on the road to adventure.
Hermit Island Campground
Rustic, slow-paced and situated on scenic Casco Bay, Hermit Island is an ideal spot for families looking for low-key bonding time in a beautiful natural environment.
271 unique sites are peppered across the southern end of the island, each with a fire pit, picnic table and parking space.
Even better? You’re never far hot showers and flushing toilets—if you want them.
With several beaches, hiking trails and canoe and rowboat rentals, you’ll have no problem keeping everyone busy and happy.
Except the pooch. Who needs to sit this one out. (No dogs allowed on the campground.)
Hither Hills State Park
189 ocean-front campsites. Night fishing (by permit). “Walking dunes” that take you past scenic coastlines and shady woodlands.
Just east of the Long Island Hamptons, Hither Hills has it all—not to mention all the hiking, biking and equestrian trails you could want.
And when you’ve had your fill of all that rustic beauty, you can day-trip on over to the Hamptons for high-end dining, barhopping and browsing designer boutiques.
It’s the best of both worlds, with the great outdoors and great luxury both within arm’s reach.
But once again, the pup will need to sit and stay at home. (No dogs allowed on the campground.)
Beverly Beach Campground
Flagler Beach, FL
Looking for a southern take on summertime vibes? Hoping for a more “civilized” camping experience? Wanting to bring your dog?
The Beverly Beach Campground can accommodate.
With 1,500 feet of beachfront, campsite hook-ups with 50-amp electricity and plenty of nearby amenities (bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, dog park and more), Beverly Beach takes some of the “rough” out of “roughing it.”
Not to mention, you’re only 32 miles from the nation’s oldest city (Augustine) and 30 miles from Daytona Beach.
So lots to see and do on and off the campground.
If getting away from it all is on the agenda this summer, there are plenty of amazing places to pitch your tent out east. Be as comfortable—or uncomfortable—as you want. Just make sure to get there is a 15-passenger van and enjoy the ride.
Find your 15-passenger van rental from Greenvans to make every mile of the journey something to remember.