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22 Aug
Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort: Keuka Lake, New York

Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort: Keuka Lake, New York

Campground Review: Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort Bath, New York The Finger Lakes region of New York State has a seemingly endless number of beautiful state parks with lovely campgrounds–several of which are located right on the lakes.  But if you are looking for a private campground, with a pool and full hookups, things get a bit trickier. There are several nice looking campgrounds in the region–but I couldn’t find any gorgeous options that were lakefront.  After camping right on the ocean near Acadia National Park last... Read More
23 May
One Fish, Two Fish, the Campers Caught You Fish!

One Fish, Two Fish, the Campers Caught You Fish!

Jeremy and I have mentioned quite a few times over the last year that we would really love to get the boys out fishing. The conversation comes up, we nod in agreement, and then the subject is dropped with no action taken. What’s the big deal, you might ask. You can drag your toddlers up to Acadia National Park for weeks on end, but you can’t get a $10 Spiderman fishing pole and mosey on down to the lake? I know. Jeremy and I both grew up on the water. I had a river in my backyard and he had the Atlantic Ocean.  We both dabbled in... Read More
17 May
The Art of Outdoor Hospitality: An Interview with KOA CEO

The Art of Outdoor Hospitality: An Interview with KOA CEO

An Interview With Jim Rogers Chairmen/CEO of Kampgrounds of America This past weekend the Lively Little Campers enjoyed a magical stay at the Philadelphia/West Chester KOA.  Our weekend adventure was memorable for a variety of reasons: firstly, it was mother’s day and the staff made Max and Theo’s mom feel special with a complimentary breakfast and tulips hand delivered by the owner. Secondly, the campground itself was beautiful and our visit was jam packed with excitement and activities.  There was live music, hayrides, an ice... Read More
19 Apr
Campground Review: Mama Gertie’s Hideaway

Campground Review: Mama Gertie’s Hideaway

Swannanoa, Western North Carolina The Lively Little Campers are also lucky little campers.  Max and Theo just happen to have two loving grandparents who live in Asheville, North Carolina–surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The boys have visited Ami and BeBop in Asheville many times, but we have never had the pleasure of camping there.  That all changed last week when we kicked off the 2012 camping season with a seven day stay at Mama Gertie’s Hideaway in nearby Swannanoa. Last summer while staying in... Read More
21 Oct
CAMPGROUND REVIEW: Pleasant Acres Farm Campground

CAMPGROUND REVIEW: Pleasant Acres Farm Campground

When Stephanie and I decided to buy our first pop-up camper we were hoping that we would travel a lot and travel cheap.  We have owned our Flagstaff 625d for about 18 months now and we have spent 48 nights camping .  Not shabby, right?  We would never have been able to spend 48 nights in hotels.  Just too expensive.  Besides, as we mentioned in a previous post, when it comes to family vacation time–we pretty much hate hotels.  Camping really is so much cheaper.  Sometimes….   Pleasant Acres Farm Campground lived up to its... Read More
28 Jul
Campground Review: Camden Hills State Park, Maine

Campground Review: Camden Hills State Park, Maine

                                                   Camden, Maine I pulled up to the ranger station at Camden Hills State Park with the usual site-anxiety that grips me upon entering each new campground.  Would our site be spacious? Would there be room for the boys to play and scream?  Or would we be staring at a 50 foot RV’s sewage lines all week and yelling at our boys to get out of our neighbors dirty fire ring?  It may seem greedy for me to always expect a really big site–but when your kids wake up at 5 am each morning with... Read More
24 Jul
Campground Reviews: Hidden Acres, Brattleboro, Vermont

Campground Reviews: Hidden Acres, Brattleboro, Vermont

Dummerston, Vermont In our last post Stephanie claimed that the royal “we” had booked the postage-stamp sized site at the Brattleboro KOA in Vermont.  Her generosity of spirit never ceases to amaze me.  I was solely responsible for booking that pie-slice of a site and despite all of my vigilant hours of research, she was right.  It was a complete bust.  In her post she was willing to accept corporate blame for the poor decision making, but at the time things were just a bit different.  She mentioned her pacing around the campsite... Read More

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