5 Reasons Fall Camping is the Best
Sometimes during the 'dog days of summer,' it's hard to believe that cool temperatures are just around the corner.
When the hot temperatures are behind us, the camping scene transforms. Brisk mornings, fall foliage, warm comfort foods and snuggly clothes all come together to make autumn camping a must-do for any outdoors enthusiast.
Here are 5 reasons why you should schedule an fall camping adventure:
You’re in control of the campsites
During late spring and summer, campsites on the water get reserved quickly and seemingly stay reserved. However, booking a campground in the fall is different; most spots stay open until a few days before the weekend, giving you a chance to plan and check the weather beforehand. Additionally, since kids are back in school, you’ll have a major opportunity for selection during the week.
Pro Tip: After Labor Day many campgrounds drop their rates. With peak season behind you, fall is the time to get the most affordable rates.
Perfect weather and lack of bugs
Fall is one of the best seasons to camp! Why? The weather is ideal: brisk mornings, warm sunny days and cool nights. The heavy storms of summer will be long gone, so days will be filled with bright skies speckled with bright fluffy clouds, perfect for day-long exploration on or off the water.
Also, fall means fewer bugs! Say buh-bye to burning citronella candles, basting yourself in bug repellent and swatting at mosquitos. RV travelers can eat outside and leave the camper door open without fear of flies.
2 Words: Fall Foliage
Let us set the scene: you wake up on a crisp fall morning unzip your tent or open the RV door and feast your eyes on a gorgeous spectrum of reds, oranges and yellows leaves. What a way to start the day! Activities like hiking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, and fishing feel a bit more timeless with the foliage in the background.
Comfort food on the campfire
Cool weather makes comfort food a campsite must. Warm up after a long day exploring with one of these cold-weather meals:
You’ll say hello to new adventures
Fall camping means you’ll experience apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes, brewery tours and Halloween festivals.
Pro-tip: Don’t forget about old adventures! Calmer waters in the fall are the perfect opportunity to canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. It’s a wonderful and safe time for kids to try out kayaking and canoeing as well.
What is your favorite part about fall camping?
Learn more about Massey's Landing, located at 20628 Long Beach Drive, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Originally published June 16, 2017, updated August 27, 2017.