East Coast RV Weekend Getaways

Derrek Sigler
by Derrek Sigler

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While an RV trip around the country in great in theory, it’s hard to find the time. But fear not, here are some great East Coast RV weekend getaways.

With school back in session and the leaves starting to turn, it can be hard to find time to get away with the RV before Old Man Winter comes calling. Worry not, my friends, there are plenty of fun adventures close at hand for a quick jaunt at the end of the week. Here are some East Coast RV adventures that are sure to please.

And don’t forget, you can always rent an RV for your weekend adventures, so even if you don’t live along the East Coast, you can fly in, pick up your RV and head out for a great weekend getaway.


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I’m planning my own family vacation to Maine for next year, but to be honest, I’d rather go now. The leaves are starting to turn. The ocean tends to be a little angrier, which isn’t much fun to swim in, but it sure is beautiful. And let’s not forget the moose. If you’ve never seen a moose in person, you’re missing out. It’s amazing how something so big and awkward looking can actually be so graceful. Of course, the real reason so many want to go to Maine is the lobster. If one more of my friends goes to Maine and posts pictures on social media of the abundant and inexpensive lobster they found and gorge on, I’m going to scream. Maine is a relatively short drive from the Boston and New York areas, making it a great weekend getaway for families and anyone else looking for a relaxing and amazing couple of days away from the rigors of the work week. For more information on Maine’s abundant camping and RV opportunities, check out https://campmaine.com/.

New Jersey

For some reason, New Jersey seems to get lost in the shuffle when we talk about East Coast RV getaways. While it may be hard to compete with Upstate New York, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, there is a lot that Jersey has to offer, and for a quick getaway from city life, it’s definitely worth a look. You have the Delaware River for fishing, floating and more. The vast Pinelands of NJ are more remote and rugged than you can imagine. Tons of amazing beaches, the beginnings of the Appalachian Trail and close proximity to many great historical sites should all put New jersey on your list. Find a campground and get more information at http://campnj.com/.


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You didn’t think we’d forget our Canadian friends, did you? Canada has so much rugged beauty and some of the friendliest people on the planet. With Montreal and Ottawa close by, it’s an easy jaunt for people around those cities to escape into the wilds of Quebec, and for Americans in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, it’s an easy drive in the RV. There is a ton of history in Quebec, amazing scenery, astounding fishing and hunting and much more. For Americans, remember that French is the primary language, and they use the metric system. I had to remind myself of that recently. Want information on camping in Quebec? Go to https://www.campingquebec.com/en/.


There are many large urban areas within a short drive to Maryland, and Maryland is a great place to go for an East Coast RV weekend getaway in the fall months. I could tell you to go just for the close proximity to places like Washington DC, and more, but I’d rather suggest one of my favorite fall activities – going to farm markets and orchards. You can find a list and map to Maryland’s orchards at http://www.marylandapples.com/orchards.html. If you’ve never been to a working orchard, you need to go. There is a lot that goes into growing the best fruit of all, at least in my opinion, the apple. And most any apply grower would be more than happy to explain to you the process. Plus, farm markets are just a lot of fun. Find a campground in Maryland at https://mdcamping.com/ and start planning.

South Carolina

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There is so much to do in South Carolina that you may want to plan several weekend getaways there. From a historical standpoint alone, it is worth the trip. SC played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, so there are many historical sites that can help you learn about the founding of the country. Want to experience wildlife? There is an alligator park in Mrytle Beach that could give you a thrill. You can head out of Hilton Head and see dolphins, and maybe a shark or two. You can experience whitewater rafting adventures, hike in the mountains, or just kick back and relax. And did I mention Southern Hospitality? Yeah, there’s plenty of that, too. Go to https://discoversouthcarolina.com/campgrounds to find a campground that fits your needs.