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Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Camping Plans

We had no sooner parked our fiver back in the driveway last September after our trip to Lake George than we got busy planning for the next season.

We haven’t completely nailed down the exact dates yet, but generally we have planned one trip every month between May and October. It would be awesome if we could just take a short camping trip more than once a month, but working on Saturdays makes that pretty difficult. Even so, I’m pretty happy with the camping plans we have made for next year.


Hartwick Heartlands Campground – Cooperstown, NY

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We are excited to have found a campground near Oneonta, NY which sounds big rig accessible. It is maybe 2 hours from here. You are probably thinking – Cooperstown – Baseball Hall of Fame…

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however, we are interested in staying there because it is where Harry’s parents lived. Also, he has a brother still in the area. We have not been there since we have been together.  And I have a friend who lives right there as well. So we hope to be doing some biking and socializing during our stay at this campground.

June 12 – 17, 2012

Lake George RV Park – Lake George, NY

011We are excited about this stay! We will be attending our first Heartland rally – the NY state chapter. It is at the same rv park where we stayed this past September. It is also about 2 hours traveling time.




We walked around the campground and checked out the sites when we were there, so we know where our site is located. It’s a great spot, where we should be able to get our satellite up with no problem.  We are looking forward to staying there again.

Mid July

Brook n Wood Family Campground – Elizaville, NY

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Their picture got blurry when I enlarged it a bit, so I had to leave it a little smaller. Hopefully you can see something in the picture without straining your eyes too much! This campground looks very nice, and also sounds big rig friendly. It gets really nice reviews. We are going to take a ride out there to check it out in the spring, but it looks to be about an hour, hour and a half from here.

brooknwood 2This campground looks very kid friendly, with lots of fun things to do. That is why we chose it, because we plan to spend a few days there taking my sister’s kids camping. Should be a lot of fun!


Mid August

Iroquois Campground and RV Park – Peru, NY

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We chose this park because it is only 15 minutes from where my childhood home is located. We have been trying to get together for a few bike rides with my mom for the past three years, and we are hoping that this year is finally the year when we can make that happen. Iroquois2

A year ago October we went to my mom’s for the weekend, and I shared some pictures from our trip to Rulf’s, a local apple orchard. This rv park is only a minute or so from that apple orchard.

September 26 – 30, 2012

Copake KOA – Copake, NY

copakekoaThis is the second Heartland rally that we will be attending in 2012. It is the one for the Northeast region. We just lucked out that both the NYS Chapter rally and the Northeast Region rally were scheduled at copakekoa1


places that are basically right in our backyard. Copake, NY is also in the Hudson Valley, which is where we live, and we figure it is about an hour traveling time for us.

October 14 – 22, 2012

Seashore Campsites – Cape May, NJ

seashore2This is our last outing for the year. Yes, with this one we probably officially qualify as rally groupies! LOL

We are heading down to one more Heartland rally in Cape May.


We were already thinking of going to Cape May in October to hopefully enjoy one last little bit of warm weather. So when we saw the NJ Chapter had reserved sites at this campground in October, we figured it was a sign!



So there it is, our trip plan for the year. It will be a nice break from the past two year’s pattern of spending all the warm weather season working on the house. We will still have projects to accomplish around here, but we will be looking forward to the next trip while we are checking off the items on the list.


  1. Wow those campgrounds all look good ~ We are headed up that way this late summer and will put hose ing our campground guide...
    Have fun & Travel safe

  2. Any trip away from the sticks and bricks is good, especially when they're not long hauls. Have safe and happy travels in this New Year.

    It's about time.

  3. looks like you have the year all planned!...good for you guys..we thought we were doing well having our first trip booked and paid for!!...but you are way ahead of us!!

  4. You will love Seashore Campground. It is our favorite in the Cape May area. We went there in April about 7 years ago when we got our first rig. They put us in a HUGE site just as you enter and the road splits. Really a well kept campground. So glad to hear you included it in your plans.

  5. Looks like you'll be having a lot of fun this year. We'll look forward to following along on the blog. Thanks again for sharing.

  6. Is'nt it a great feeling to be making plans!

    Our next plan after we get home in three weeks will be to get busy on the house.

    The year will fly by for ll of us.

  7. I'm jealous that you have plans to camp this year! I wish we could pull out just to go somewhere this spring. We'll have to see :)