As winter wanes, snowbirds preparing for their northward journey have a new route to consider: the Spacious Skies Campgrounds Spring Bloom Trail. This unique trail, stretching from Georgia to Maine, offers a picturesque route aligned with the spring wildflower bloom at each of its 15 stops.
The trail not only promises a visual feast of seasonal blooms but also integrates the charm of local towns brimming with spring festivals and special events.
Ali Rasmussen, co-founder of Spacious Skies Campgrounds, highlights the trail as an opportunity for campers to relish their journey, suggesting a leisurely return to the north enriched by natural beauty and community festivities.
“As camping enthusiasts know, savoring the journey is a big part of the camping experience, and the Spring Bloom Trail offers a great way to do just that,” Rasmussen said.
In addition to the scenic route, Spacious Skies Campgrounds enhances the experience with weekend-themed events. These range from a solar eclipse celebration to a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, offering diverse, culturally rich experiences at each campground.
The Spring Bloom Trail begins at Spacious Skies Savannah Oaks in Georgia, near the historic city of Savannah. This location is a gateway to several attractions, including Tybee Island and the Okefenokee Swamp Park. The Savannah Music Festival adds a cultural dimension to the visit.
Moving north, Spacious Skies Peach Haven in South Carolina sits amidst the state’s farmland and rolling hills. The campground is close to Devils Fork State Park and hosts the Piedmont Plant & Flower Festival, showcasing the region’s rich floral diversity.
Tennessee’s Spacious Skies Belle Ridge, located on the Cumberland Plateau, offers access to Cummins Falls State Park and Burgess Falls State Park. The area’s Blooms, Bluegrass, and BBQ Festival reflects its cultural heritage.
In North Carolina, Spacious Skies Bear Den is nestled near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pisgah National Forest. The campground is a stone’s throw from Spruce Pine and offers a variety of outdoor activities, including visits to Linville Gorge and Mount Mitchell.
Also in North Carolina, Spacious Skies Hidden Creek in Marion is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 minutes from Asheville. The campground is a hub for exploring the Craggy Gardens Pinnacle Trail and participating in the WNC Bigfoot Festival.
Further along the trail, Spacious Skies Sandy Run in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is located in the Carolina Sandhills. The area is known for its vibrant wildflower program and hosts the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.
Virginia’s Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views, near Shenandoah National Park, offers a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campground is an ideal spot for wildflower enthusiasts and is close to the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
In New Jersey, Spacious Skies Country Oaks is conveniently located near Philadelphia and Atlantic City. The campground is a gateway to the New Jersey shoreline and the local Doo Dah Parade.
Spacious Skies Woodland Hills in New York, set in the Taconic and Berkshire mountain ranges, is close to the Norman Rockwell Museum and hosts the Hudson Valley Pirate Festival.
The trail continues at Spacious Skies Adirondack Peaks in New York, near Lake Champlain. The campground is close to Fort Ticonderoga and The Wild Center, offering a blend of history and natural beauty.
Massachusetts‘ Spacious Skies Minute Man, near Boston, is steeped in history and close to the Nashua River Rail Trail. The Boston Pizza Festival is a local highlight.
In New Hampshire, Spacious Skies Seven Maples in the Monadnock Region is known for its hilly terrain and outdoor activities. The Thing in the Spring Music Festival is a local attraction.
Also in New Hampshire, Spacious Skies French Pond in Henniker is between the Merrimack Valley and Dartmouth regions. The campground is close to Clough State Park and hosts the New Hampshire Beer & Bacon Festival.
Maine’s Spacious Skies Walnut Grove in Alfred offers access to coastal cities and hosts the May Day Festival. The campground is a perfect spot for exploring the local coastline.
The trail concludes at Spacious Skies Balsam Woods in Abbot, Maine, in the heart of the Maine Highlands. The campground is near Moosehead Lake and hosts the Whoopie Pie Festival.
The Spring Bloom Trail by Spacious Skies Campgrounds presents a unique opportunity for campground and outdoor hospitality operators to attract a diverse range of visitors.
By offering a blend of natural beauty, local culture, and community events, these campgrounds can enhance their appeal, extend their reach to a broader audience, and contribute positively to the growth and vitality of the campground industry.
Featured image from Spacious Skies Campgrounds.