After almost three months on the road, we’re checking in with Campspot ambassadors Tyler & Kendra to hear more about their adventures on the Find Your Campspot Tour. Read the Q&A below to get more information on where they’ve been and where they’re headed next.
Can you share some of your most memorable moments of the tour so far?
River Floating at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp-Resort: Glen Ellis in Glen, NH
I’ll admit I was someone who didn’t really “get” river-floating. I’m all for swimming. You know, going for a dip to cool off, laying out in the hot sun, and repeating the process over and over again. The thing was, I had never actually river-floated so I thought I’d give it a shot when we stayed at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp-Resort at Glen Ellis. I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong. It was so much fun! The water was beautifully clear and the ride was like a float and roller coaster combined. At the end of the float, a bald eagle soared above us and over the mountains. So, yeah, I guess I “get” it now.
Visiting New York’s Finger Lakes
In the second week of the tour, we visited the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and absolutely loved it. We’ve been fortunate enough to have spent some time in different wine regions like Napa, Hood River, Walla Walla, and Traverse City. The Finger Lakes region was like a combination of the listed, mixed into one. The steep slopes covered in rows of grapes dropped dramatically into glacial-carved deep blue lakes. We were hosted at Ravines Wine Cellars and had our first COVID-era outing, which is a memorable moment in itself. Lastly, kayaking lake Keuka was the grape-on-top, if you will, of the entire stay. While leaving, Tyler and I looked at each other and had one of those “I could get used to this” conversations.
The Appalachian Mountains
Living in Michigan, it’s all about the lakes. Whether it’s a Great Lake or an inland lake, it seems like everyone has or knows someone with a cottage on the water. Visiting the mountain range of the east has been such a lovely experience. Obviously less rocky in appearance than, well, the Rockies as well as the Cascades in the PNW, the Appalachia mountains are lush, rolling, and relaxing. So, this summer, exchanging lakes for mountains has been one of my most favorite things about the tour so far.
We visited Maine before but only went as far north as Portland, which is to say, not very far into the state. This time around, however, we went much further. We went as far north as Baxter State Park and as far east as Lakeville, ME. We were the ultimate leaf peppers, taking picture after picture of the beautiful fall foliage. We had the pleasure of kayaking in multiple lakes and we also spotted a moose eating its breakfast. Additionally, we paid a visit to Acadia National Park and walked the shore trail, taking in all of the views of the Atlantic. Maine has a lot to offer and we will carry our memories from this trip with us always.
What have been some of your most memorable Campspots?
Lost River Valley in North Woodstock, NH
This campsite was out of a fairytale with its lush forest surrounding and babbling brook.
The Island RV Park in East Lyme, CT
The Campspot we were on had a small dock that we had the most lovely little picnic on.
On the Saco Family Campground in Brownfield, ME
Being on the road for this long can get a little lonely. Campground-owners Tori and Jason and their family made us feel welcome and at home.
Wild Fox Cabins & Campground in Lakeville, ME
This remote Campspot put on a show for us. The fall colors were breathtaking.
Were there any unexpected experiences?
Photographing a dog for the Paw.com and Campspot collaboration.
To showcase how pet-friendly Campspot campgrounds are, we had a photoshoot with Sophie the dog and her owner in Peters Pond Campground and Resort in Cape Cod, MA. It was super fun and something we weren’t expecting to do while on the road.
Visiting the original Woodstock location in Bethel, NY.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres was a fifteen-minute drive away from the original site of Woodstock. It was incredible to see the lawn where over 400,000 people gathered in 1969.
Our new found love of mini golf
Sure, it’s fun for the family but mini golf is not just for kids! Tyler and I have an overall score going and it’s a close competition!
Boothbay Craft Brewery Camping
Camping at a brewery was unexpected, but that’s what made the stay so great. It feels like the longer we’re on the road, the more ingenious people are about unique RV and campground experiences. We had a great time meeting the team at Boothbay Craft Brewery and tasting their delicious beer and food.
Where are you guys heading for the remaining portion of the tour?
Like many others, we’re going south. We’re currently riding the ridge-line in Pennsylvania and Virginia, where we’ll eventually cut over to the coast in North and South Carolina. We’re excited to experience both mountains and the ocean.
Any message you wish to share to fellow Campspotters?
If you see us on the road or in the campground, feel free to come on over and say hi! We’re mindful of social distancing and would love the opportunity to talk to other campers and learn more about their experiences. So, keep an eye out for that Campspot logo!