In August, we headed up to Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown, New York. Glimmerglass State Park overlooks the northern tip of Ostego Lake, which is the “Glimmerglass” of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. It is a fairly small camping facility with only 37 sites.
We left for Glimmerglass on Friday after Chris got out of work, so we didn’t get there until 7ish. We set up the camper and explored the park a little bit — Carter was very excited there was a basketball hoop — before calling it a night.
We got back from Maine on Sunday night. Wynn & Judy returned home from their camping trip on Thursday night and we were off on our first family adventure in the new camper on Saturday morning.
This trip was originally supposed to be for Chris, Carter, and Judy to go on, but since Judy just got back from a trip and we were all eager to use the new camper, we made it a family trip instead. Originally, they were scheduled to camp at Wilmington Notch Campground, but the new camper was too long to stay there, so we booked a site at Cranberry Lake Campground in Clifton, New York instead.
On Monday morning, we checked out of Schoodic Woods Campground and headed over to Seawall Campground in Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island for our last night in Acadia National Park. The perk of Seawall Campground is that it is a quick drive to a lot of the desirable attractions in Acadia. Unlike Schoodic Woods Campground though, Seawall Campground has no hookups for electricity or water.
On Sunday, Chris and Carter hiked around Jordan Pond to South Bubble Mountain where they found Bubble Rock! Bubble Rock is a huge boulder that was moved to this cliff edge by ancient glaciers. They hiked up to the summit of South Bubble which led to picturesque views of Jordan Pond.
On Wednesday, we left New Bern and headed a little further south to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! We stayed at Myrtle Beach State Park, and loved it. We got there around 4:30 P.M., set up the camper and headed straight to the beach. One of the great features of Myrtle Beach State Park is that it has its own entrance to the beach. We didn’t have to drive into the city everyday and go to the public beach, it was all within the campground.
In August, we headed back up to Cayuga Lake State Park to go to Empire Farm Days again. This time, we brought Benjamin and Jackson with us. Since the five of us were all going this year, Wynn stayed at a separate campsite and tent camped. Read More »
I’m going to get personal here and explain why our 2016 camping season was cut short. We were so excited to have a full season of camping this year, but we didn’t take our first camping trip until July… Read More »