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Discover East Hartford


The town of East Hartford straddles the Connecticut River and is part of the greater Hartford metropolitan area. Hartford is the state capital and was founded by Rev. Thomas Hooker who led 100 Puritans to settle along the Connecticut River. Connecticut is known as The Constitution State because of Hooker, who is credited with penning the first written constitution on the importance of self-governance.

When you book a campervan rental in East Hartford, you'll never be short of exciting and fun activities, as the state capital has lots of hidden historical and natural wonders. There a multiple parks located in and around East Hartford, and plenty to explore within the city, with scenic views over the Connecticut River.

The Great Outdoors

If you're looking to explore the great outdoors without leaving the city when you book an RV in East Hartford, you should consider a quick trip to Gorman Park. This mid-sized city park contains plenty of space to walk your pup and has a playground for kids to enjoy. There's Porter Brook which runs through the park, perfect if you're looking for some beautiful scenery. There's also Lord Pool and its bathhouse, ideal if you want to take a quick dip after a long hike in the sun.

Alternatively, you could consider leaving the city limits and visiting Gay City State Park just outside of Manchester. This park is much larger than ones within the city, and visitors are welcome to engage in recreational activities including pond fishing, swimming, and cycling. Explore the ruins of the abandoned Gay City, with its stone foundations and cellars still visible from when the mill town burned to the ground in the 1800s.

Another place to visit with the camper rental from East Hartford is Nepaug State Forest. Across the Connecticut River on the other side of West Hartford, this state forest is ideal if you're looking to spend the day away from the city. Connecticut is one of the most heavily forested states in the country, and Nepaug State Forest offers lots of opportunity for recreation including cross-country skiing in the winter, and letterboxing, which combines orienteering with treasure hunting.

RV Parks

There are lots of places to park the motorhome rental near East Hartford. One option just across the river in Bristol is Bear Creek Campground. On Lake Compounce, this small campground offers just over 50 all-weather sites, which come with water and electric hookups providing 30 or 50 amp service. All essential amenities are offered on site, and the nearby lake means this campground is great for recreation like fishing and canoeing.

Another campground nearby you may enjoy when you consider an RV rental in East Hartford is Witch Meadow Lake Family Campground in nearby Salem. This campground offers over 200 sites which are a mix of gravel and grass, with room for big rigs. Full hookups are supported here if necessary, and each hookup has 30 or 50 amp service. This large campground has all the amenities you'll need, such as a lake and a games room.

Exploring the City

One of the best reasons to book a travel trailer rental in East Hartford is that you'll be in one of the biggest cities in the state, surrounded by fine dining and great shopping options. As you'd imagine from the state capital, there are plenty of things to explore, one of the most popular being Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Founded by Daniel Wadsworth during the 1840s, this museum holds over 50,000 individual pieces of art, often collected by curators or donated by patrons. The art at this museum ranges from works by famous surrealists including Dali and Magritte to contemporary artists including Andy Warhol. This valuable and rare collection means they'll be something for everything to enjoy, even if you're not a fan of art.

Another excellent place to visit with the East Hartford camper rental is the Connecticut Science Center. Ideal for kids and teens, this science center contains over 100 exhibitions aimed at various age groups. These exhibitions include unique experiences such as butterfly encounters at a tropical greenhouse and a Planet Earth exhibit, where kids can dig for fossils, experience hurricanes, and forecast the weather. There are also traveling exhibitions at the museum, so be sure to check what's on offer before you go.

The history of Hartford is important, and a visit to the Old State House is a must due to its historical significance. Designated as a national landmark in the 1960s, this state house is widely credited with being the place that helped develop Connecticut into a democratic state. Many believe the United States democracy was born in this building and as a result, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Connecticut.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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