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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Mile-Away Campground, Henniker, New Hampshire

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The name comes from that this place is 1 mile off of Hwy 9/202. Aside from the sign at the entrance, there is no clue that this place is here as it is buried in the woods near a small lake. This is primarily a seasonal campground and about 10% of the sites are set aside for short term visitors. Of these, I noted only 2 pull through sites and there is a small tenting area as well. We were presented with one of those full color maps at registration showing our site, but had difficulty locating it as there were no signs pointing to which numbers were at each junction and I simply missed the turn. Someone on a golf cart noticed we were lost and led us back to where our site was. Similarly, there was a stop sign with the register here notice, but until you found the office at the far end, you felt you were going to someone's home. Since most are permanent seasonal residents, signs are not needed for them. That being said, this is a very nicely laid out campground in the hills and woods. We were there mid week and most of the seasonals were away, so it was a very quiet evening. Overall, this is a very nice campground and I wouldn't hesitate to return. The hills and trees prevent satellite and OTA reception. We camped at Mile-Away Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Mountain View Campground, Dixfield, Maine

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Having some delays in Bangor, I had considered stopping earlier than planned, but we continued on to Dixfield anyway. Calling ahead, the lady said that the office would likely be closed on arrival but to just pick a site and come in the next morning. We don't usually arrive after dark, but this was easy to find and the short term sites were in a large level grassy area with lots of room. Finding a site couldn't have been easier. A seasoned couple own this place and couldn't have been nicer. They don't accept plastic, so bring cash. The WiFi and other utilities worked well. We didn't find any local OTA channels. There are a number of seasonal sites back in the woods. We camped at Mountain View Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Scotia Pines Campground, Truro, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped for the night en route to another destination and inquired about the laundry and the lady at the desk was able to give us a pull through directly across from it which was very handy. About 1/3 of the campground are permanent residents and are in one area to one side. The remainder of the campground is set up for short term guests. Most of the sites are pull throughs in a lightly forested area. I didn't notice any particular road noise although the campground is fairly close to the highway. I would come back if in the area. We camped at Scotia Pines Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Close access to the Bay of Fundy

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Blomidon Provincial Park , Canning, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate is in Canadian $. This park is at the end of the road on a 600' bluff overlooking the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy and about a 30 minute drive from Hwy 101. The campground is arranged in 2 loops and several of the sites back up to a view of the water. Most sites are barely in view of their neighbors in this very woody area. The interior roads are dirt with a few puddle filled holes and for most rigs is wide enough to clear the branches. Site #1 is enormous and can be used as a pull through while the rest are mostly back-ins. The paved road leading to the park is a narrow winding and sometimes bumpy lane along the farms. The last hill to the entrance station is probably about a 10% grade. Reservations can be made online or via phone. Without reservations, drive through and make a note of which desired sites appear empty and return to the kiosk and use the yellow phone to make a no-fee reservation for the desired site. We were there mid-week after Labor Day and the park was about 10% occupied. Great views of the Basin. There are water spigots near the loops roads and a dump station is near the entrance and can be used in either direction. We camped at Blomidon Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Lunenburg Board of Trade Campground, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Price is in Canadian $, with taxes was over $52. It seems very pricey for a municipal campground. Some sites are W/E others are W/E/S in 2 adjacent areas. One area is better suited for truck campers, Class-B/C and tents and sites are more distributed, the other can handle much larger rigs but everyone is more or less side by side and fairly close, but adequate room for slideouts. Registration is a the blockhouse shaped building on the corner at the top of the hill which is also the information desk for the area. I do not recommend taking an RV into the old town area as the streets are very narrow and the hills incredibly steep and current street construction in the area have some street detours. The waterfront is in walking distance, but the hills may be too much for some. The folks at the desk were very friendly and helpful. The area is stunning and despite the price, I would come back. We camped at Lunenburg Board of Trade Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The old town Lunenburg is in its entirety a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearly all building are 19th Century. The waterfront and harbor is a big draw and homeport for the Bluenose II, many very good restaurants and shops all within a block or 2 of the waterfront. Horse drawn carriage tours and sailboat excursions. A short drive to Mahone Bay and other places of interest.

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Woodhaven RV Park of Halifax, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We called to inquire about reservations for later in the day and was told there were plenty of sites and no information other than our name was required. The young man at checking was friendly and efficient and we had a site with a swipe of the credit card and a map with directions to a FHU pull through that was screened from other campers by the trees. Until driving around in the campground, we had no idea how how larger this place is. Access and interior roads are dirt in good shape. It located back in the woods of a residential/commercial street. The campground appeared to be about 75% full and the WiFi was the best we have encountered in several months. 2 local OTA stations from Halifax came in good. Woodhaven is within reasonable driving distance to downtown Halifax and Peggy's Cove. We would definitely return here should we come this way again. Traffic noise was mostly muted by the trees. We camped at Woodhaven RV Park of Halifax in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D5
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Peggy's Cove has many tourist busses pouring in each day. The site remains beautiful and the wave action is amazing on a day with a good breeze. Don't overlook the Fisherman's Memorial across the street from the visitor's center and the Flight 111 Memorial just off Rt 333 in nearby Indian Harbor. Visit the Citadel in Halifax before noon to witness the noon gun. Inquire about parking before going and plan on a bit of walking uphill. Local tours drop off and pickup visitors at the only entrance.

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Linwood Harbour Campground, Linwood, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We were looking for an overnight stop and the quite friendly fellow in the office had a long convenient pull through in the middle of the loop overlooking the water. I did not have to unhook as the site was level. All hookups were standard and worked well. The is a bit of highway noise from Hwy 4, but it was not objectionable. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Linwood Harbour Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Reservations are a good idea unless arriving early as it appears this campground fills each evening and this is a small campground with about 36 sites.

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Meat Cove Campground, Meat Cove, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Price is in Canadian $. One comes here for the scenery, not the amenities. Meat Cove is located at the end of a part gravel, part paved road that follows the scenic coastline. The sites are in a grassy meadow on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Other than picnic tables and fire rings, there is no development. Sites are limited, and available on a 1st come basis so late arrivals will most likely have to turn around and hope for availability elsewhere. The sites are best suited for tents and small camping units. The view is unlike any other I've been to. The owner operates a small restaurant with tables inside and on a deck overlooking the water that is worthy of the trip out here if not camping. We camped at Meat Cove Campground in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The adjoining Chowder Hut serves an amazing fish chowder, the mussels and haddock were excellent. The small town of Capstick about 8km to the south has a co-op grocery and fuel.

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Broad Cove Campground (Parks Canada), Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for a FHU site with firepit in Canadian $. Broad Cove is well back off the road. The serviced sites are towards the front, the unserviced sites are towards the rear closer to the shore. There is walking access to the beach that varies from sand to stones. We saw a few seals and a number of shore birds in the water on our visit. The WiFi hotspot is located at the building in the serviced area that has the washers and dryers; obtain access code from front gate. Speeds were quite slow but worked ok for email and text messages. As with all of Cape Breton, phones on the Rogers network can call 911 only. W/E/S all worked well; the water hookups are in a below grade box and the accumulated dirt was almost up to the faucet handle. We camped at Broad Cove Campground (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Located on the Cabot Trail, this is a good location for sightseeing up and down the east coast portion of the trail. There is a small seafood restaurant in the town of Neil's Harbor next to the light house and fuel and basic groceries can be found at South Harbour if traveling north. Traveling south to Ingonish Beach will find more such services.

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Cheticamp Campground (Parks Canada), Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The fee is in Canadian $ for a no hookup site with a firepit, firepits are permanently mounted and incur an additional $2 fee. Usually a fan of national parks, this one has a few minuses. The staff here was very friendly and helpful. The entrance to the campground is odd. Coming in from the direction of Cheticamp, there is a large Visitor's Center with temporary parking for large rigs and a sign indicating a pass is needed to enter the park. Bypass this and continue up the hill for 1km then turn left. That road meanders through the woods for about a mile crossing back under the highway and to the campground entrance station which is within 50' of the parking lot we were just in. Dry camping sites are large and level and can accommodate most rig sizes. It is a very short walk from the campsites to the visitor's center if info is needed. The restrooms/showers are excellent. Many of the full hookup sites are adjacent to a highway maintenance compound and much closer to their neighbors. At 8 AM you may be greeted with the trash trucks emptying the receptacles and we were treated to an excavator clinkty clanking through the campground to a work site the 1st morning. The unserviced sites are preferable in my opinion. Firewood is available for an additional $6/bundle. The water hookups are below ground and the position of the faucet on some make hard to install a pressure regulator if you don't have an elbow. The sewer inlets are not threaded and a rubber donut is desirable. We camped at Cheticamp Campground (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The nearby town of Cheticamp is a tourist destination with several good restaurants, many gift shops and whale watching boat tours. There was a small grocery and a dollar store and a couple of gas stations. Prices are high as to be expected for this area. This is an Acadian region and while many speak French, all we spoke to were fluent in English and eager to be of assistance. There is also a beautiful Catholic church in town that is open to the public except during Mass.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Cranberry Campground, Merigomish, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Canadian price plus tax for FHU was $43. This is mostly a very nicely maintained seasonal campground with a separate area reserved for short term visitors. Sites were well back off a lightly traveled road so road noise was nonexistent. The WiFi connected, but was painfully slow despite being here off season with most of the permanent sites being vacant. Only 1 OTA channel was available and normally back to back sites were functionally pull throughs. We were among about 1/2 dozen overnighters so we were well spaced apart. The water and 30A power were good. The short term sites were in an open grassy area with rows of connection pedestals and minimal leveling was needed. The lady at the front desk was courteous and efficient. I would have rated Cranberry higher had the price been more in line with an off season overnight stay. We camped at Cranberry Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12b
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Old Shipyard Beach Campground, Spencers Island, Nova Scotia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is in Canadian $. Couple who own and operate this campground were very friendly and helpful and live onsite. RV sites are side by side back-in and for Class-A coaches this offers a front window view. Tent sites are on the grass facing the water, adjacent to the lighthouse. The RV connections are unconventional, all have the sewer on the correct side but W/E is shared so half have the connections are on the opposite side, for most this isn't a problem. Rt 209 coming in from the east gets very hilly and twisty for the last several miles and the pavement needs much work. Plan on driving much slower than usual to keep all where it should stay. The campground offers a unique close up view of the ever changing tides where the water is literally just across the street and 6 hours later is is hundreds of yards away. Many enjoy walking the exposed gravel beds looking for sea glass, rocks and shipwreck artifacts. The owner maintains a historic lighthouse as a museum. This is a suitable campground for children who can entertain themselves. Cell service is marginal at best. 3 OTA channels are available and satellite is unobstructed. A single free wifi access point about midway in the campground offers service to many sites, but appears to be a DSL line with limited bandwidth and is fine for email and text, but not much more. The town of Advocate Harbor has a gas station with 87 and diesel with a small market and cafe. We found 2 other restaurants in town to be quite good. This is a remote location well off the beaten path. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Adjacent restaurant others have mentioned has closed and is for sale. Lobster season ends last of July and so the lady down the road runs out by early August. Campground is site of historic shipyard. Locally owned gift shop ~2 blocks from campground. Limited services in nearby Advocate Harbor.

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

New River Beach Provincial Park, New River Beach, New Brunswick

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Price is in Canadian. While the entrance is off a quiet highway, a much busier one runs behind the campground so some sites will have some road noise, but it gets quieter at night. Staff was friendly and helpful. Typical nice provincial park plus a really big sandy beach at low tide just across the road. Sites are mostly back-in in the woods, but we saw a couple pull-throughs. The signage was contradictory as to which way to find our site, but following the diagram given to us at the office, we had no trouble finding the site. We camped at New River Beach Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Ponderosa Pines Family Campground, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Price is in Canadian. Pricey campground but good location. Most sites share pedestal, outer sites are back-in for trailers, pull-in for motorhomes for each to have hookups on the left side. Middle sites are double long so it might serve as a pull through without toad if rear site is unoccupied on entry or a pull-out for motorhomes if the front is unoccupied. Lady at office knows which works best for each rig type and assigns the sites accordingly. Otherwise it's a weird layout. Campground is situated between 2 ponds and wildlife may be seen at dusk and dawn. Geese also frequent the ponds. Some sites are shady, others in full Sun. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Hopewell Rocks. Nice playground near the office.

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Cavendish Campground (Parks Canada), Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Price quoted in Canadian dollars. My only negative about this park was the dirt roads to the campsites were littered with potholes. The staff manning the gate and the offices were very polite and friendly. We had a FHU site in the woods close to the sandy beach. W/E and dry sites are also available, some in an open area with a clear view of the St. Lawrence Bay which at this place appears as a vast ocean. We were able to make short notice reservations spanning a holiday weekend when other commercial campgrounds were full. The wooded sites were all pull-through with good spacing between. Firewood iss available for about $6.50 for all you could stuff into a burlap sack. This is a great place for families and older couples as well. There are coin-op laundry facilities on-site. Bath houses and restrooms were scattered among the loops and none were very far. There are 6 tent sites on a separate loop. We camped at Cavendish Campground (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A79
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Miles of bicycle paths in and around the park, some through the woods, others along the shoreline, some were paved. Long sandy beach with stretches of breakers crashing on shore with areas designated for swimming, others better used for building sand castles or reading and watching the surf. Many shops, restaurants and amusement parks just outside of the national park in town. Some of the restaurants have limited hours and the amusement parks close after the Labour Day weekend.

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