The glorious color of fall never lasts long enough, it seems, but travelers can extend the season by months by following the 2,500-mile Fall Color Trail that connects 15 Spacious Skies Campgrounds in the Eastern U.S. The campgrounds are located from Maine, where fall color has already begun, to Georgia, where the fall show begins in late October and lasts until late November.
All of the campgrounds feature RV sites and tent sites as well as other accommodations choices – which vary from location to location – such as cabins, yurts and other glamping options.
Depending on starting location, travelers with limited vacation time can follow sections of the trail strategically to maximize their fun. For example, a three-stop New Hampshire-to-Massachusetts getaway sometime between late September to mid-October showcases the reds, browns, yellows and purples of the changing leaves on the maple, birch and oak trees of the region. The three locations along that portion of the trail include Spacious Skies French Pond in Henniker, N.H., Spacious Skies Seven Maples in Hancock, N.H. and Spacious Skies Minute Man in Littleton, Mass. With drive time between locations ranging from 31 minutes to one hour, 15 minutes, visitors can maximize their time in each location for exploring the colorful woods and forests located near each campground.
Travelers in the South can plan a two-stop North Carolina getaway with stops at Spacious Skies Hidden Creek in Marion, N.C. near Asheville, where fall color lasts from early October until Mid-November and Spacious Skies Bear Den in Spruce Pine, just 42 minutes away.
“There are countless possibilities for camping fans along the Spacious Skies Campgrounds Fall Color Trail, regardless of whether they are RVers, glampers, tent campers or cabin-campers,” said Ali Rasmussen, co-founder of the fast-growing group of campgrounds. “Campers with plenty of time and freedom can take nearly three months to follow the entire trail or stop at just one location for a colorful weekend getaway.”
Complete details about the trail are available online with campground-by-campground details about when the fall color begins and ends in each location, regional trees and the colors visitors can expect to see.
Ways to Save
There are many ways to save as campers plan their stops along the Fall Color Trail. Members of the Spacious Skies Loyalty Program, called “Cosmic Campers” can save up to 12 percent on all RV sites, cabins and other accommodations. The annual fee to join the program is $31.90. While the Loyalty Program discount cannot be combined with other discounts, the discount with the greatest savings is honored, providing campers with the best possible deal on their stay.
Campers with the flexibility to extend their weekend reservations to the preceding or following weekdays can take advantage of the EXT20 promotion, with 20 percent discounts on weekday rates for the days leading up to or following a weekend stay all fall. Additionally, members of the military, first responders and Campers Card members can save 10 percent on stays anytime they visit Spacious Skies Campgrounds.
Featured image from Spacious Skies Hidden Creek.