Warm weather brings with it the longing for the great outdoors—and what better way is there to experience Mother Nature than to go camping? An economical means for young families to enjoy a fun-filled vacation or weekend away, check out these five awesome campgrounds in Massachusetts.
For an exceptional family camping experience on Cape Cod, check out Adventure Bound Camping Resorts. With sites that are just a short walk to the beach, fire pits, showers and restrooms, families will feel right at home while enjoying the great outdoors. Ask the owners about fishing, sightseeing, and even whale watching during your stay.
Open from April through mid-October, Canoe River Campground has everything you could possibly want or need for a fun family camping experience—and more. A baseball field, basketball court, boats for rent, fishing (no license needed!), a horseshoe pit, and a playground means the kids will never say, “I’m bored!” The general store is perfect for those things you forgot to pack. Oh, and don’t forget there are two pools. Check out the website to see all they offer, but make a reservation soon, as they sell out for many weeks during the summer months.
Normandy Farms Campground is family friendly and offers many options geared to those with children. Stay in one of their deluxe cabins or YURTs, or opt for a safari tent for a more “one with nature” experience. The indoor pool is perfect on rainy days and the playground will wear out even the most rambunctious little ones.
When you rent a campsite at Salisbury Beach State Reservation, you and your family will be within steps of the crisp Atlantic Ocean. Swim, play in the sand, and walk through the dunes. Take the kids to nearby Hampton, New Hampshire, where the boardwalk is an event in itself. Bring your boat, as two boat ramps are available for campers. Be sure to watch for the harbor seals, too.
Sweetwater has been Cape Cod’s family campground since 1958. Sweetwater has successfully evolved with the ever-changing landscape of camping, while still maintaining its classic camping aura. The campground has a designated tent-only area for those who prefer “camping closer to nature amidst the peaceful, beautiful surroundings of Cape Cod’s natural woodlands…” according to its website.