Dover to Burlington Road Trip Guide


Dover, the capital city of Delaware, is known for its business savviness and agricultural dexterity. The city has a climate that is temperate and accommodating to the residents, therefore also welcoming to tourists who visit the city. What’s more, a combination of its zeal for commerce and deep-rooted history makes it stand out. Here, you can witness amazing festivals like the Firefly Music Festival, visit top attractions like the Air Mobility Command Museum, or just relax at any of the recreational parks that offer wonderful outdoor experiences to both tourists and residents in the city.

As you set out on an RV road trip with your family from this exciting capital city to Burlington, you’ll get the chance to explore other cities in the country, see different new places, connect with nature, prepare for the unexpected, and embrace an adventure.

Burlington is itself a wonderful and memorable destination filled with amusing and enjoyable attractions. You’ll find so much to enjoy and appreciate here, ranging from the unique culinary scene to a wide variety of sports activities, entertainment opportunities, and natural wonders.

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Road trip length: 2-3 days
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audience: family

Point of Interest

Brandywine Zoo

If you love animals or have a keen interest in knowing more about them, then Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington, Delaware is one not to miss. As a beloved destination for so many, it is a lovely place for the whole family to have a great day. There are over 150 species of animals kept here mostly native to America, but interestingly, the zoo also has some exotic species of animals from other parts of the world. It is advised that you prepare enough time for visiting this zoo as you could easily spend the whole day here without knowing.

The natural surroundings around the zoo also make for a good place to hike into the woods. Definitely, there is no limit to the amount of learning that can take place here while also having fun simultaneously. Having your cameras handy means that you can capture those fun moments and make them last a lifetime.

Willowbrook Park

Entering New York is always a thrill and therefore there’s no better way to do it than to take the Goethals Bridge that leads into Staten Island. The cable-stayed bridge is such an architectural wonder that gives a nice overlook of the river, and offers different ways of crossing, be it on foot, on a bike, or in your vehicle.

On the other end of the bridge, Staten Island has so many beautiful places and one such is Willowbrook Park. The large park has a lot of green space for many activities. With so much to see and do, you can expect to get busy for several hours at the park. The children can enjoy riding a carousel while the adults can take a hike and enjoy the lakeside. The whole family can get together for a picnic or get a canoe ride on the lakeside.

Primitive camping opportunities are available at the Gateway National Recreation Area, while various private campgrounds nearby offer RV camping options.

Hudson River Maritime Museum

It is no news that the Hudson River is one of the most famous landmarks in New York. So, if there’s anything more fascinating than seeing the Hudson, it’s a visit to the Hudson River Maritime Museum on the Hudson River itself.

Located in Kingston, this museum displays several exhibits that tell the story of shipping and the maritime activities that took place on the Hudson during the past decades. Paintings and sketches of eras past adorn the gallery of the museum. There are also a number of interactive games and sessions that could keep the kids busy and interested all day long. A quick boat tour will take you to the Rondout Lighthouse where you can explore this historic structure. The museum also houses a gift store where you can get some souvenirs for yourself.

You’re going to need more than a few hours to fully enjoy and absorb the intricacy of this Museum, so be prepared for it.

Saratoga Spa State Park

After your time at the museum, you may need to spend some observing nature. This beauty in Saratoga has all the nature you want. The Saratoga Spa State Park deeply connects to the history of this community and boldly tells of this history through the landmarks in the park. In essence, the park combines recreation and history together in a fun way. There’s a museum where you can view several artifacts and exhibits.

There’s no limit to the number of mineral water springs that you can dive into and give your skin some nurturing here. Plus, if you’re adventurous, you can take a hike into the creeks and go bird-watching. Come in at night and watch a concert and some live music. The fun and excitement don’t end in one day, so should you need to spend some more time in the city, you should try camping accommodations at the Lake George RV Resort.

Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge

The scene becomes more calming and beautiful as you enter into Vermont. On a clear day, you could see the vistas as they are etched into the horizons - such a sight to behold. The Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge is no different as it provides outdoor recreation while preserving the biodiversity of the state.

Take a trail in the park and enjoy the fresh air and scented trees. The recreational activities in this park include horse-riding, fishing, swimming, and boating. The park also allows for indoor activities such as martial arts and piano classes specifically designed for children.

Although this park does not offer camping opportunities, if you want to remain in Charlotte, you can try a number of private RV campgrounds nearby.


Burlington is always a sight to behold. The city, although small, offers opportunities and amenities peculiar to large towns. As a progressive city in its own rights, it is no wonder why it is one of the newest emerging cities that you should watch out for.

As soon as you arrive, you’ll find that Burlington is home to a plethora of relaxation centers and attractions, and is also a hub for shopping, sports, and all things entertainment.

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