Airstream Westfalia. Westy II
Airstream Westfalia. Westy II
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Southington is located 20 miles southwest of Hartford and 30 miles north of New Haven. It’s varied and constantly developing community has led to its description as “A Microcosm of America”. No matter what season you book an RV in Southington, you’ll always find plenty to do. From fall festivities to winter skiing at Mount Southington Ski Area and summer water rides, Southington is an ideal place to rent an RV. Hike the local trails by Crescent Lake, pick your own apples and pumpkins or purchase native produce for a taste of days gone by. With a Southington motorhome rental, you’re free to choose exactly how you spend your vacation.
There are numerous state parks in the area. Just a 15-minute drive in your Southington RV rental gets you to the Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve which separates Southington from neighboring New Britain. This densely forested park with a spectacular view is popular with hikers and climbers alike. The natural setting and quiet location are also great for relaxation.
Take your Southington camper rental 20 minutes southeast and spend the day visiting West Peak State Park. This park is crossed by the 51-mile Metacomet Trail and the Hanging Hills range. Hiking, picnicking and bird watching are popular activities. Alternatively drive your Southington rental RV 20 miles northwest for a trip to Black Rock State Park for scenic views, pond and stream fishing, hiking, camping, and swimming. Covering 439 acres, the park consists mainly of steep woodlands and dark-colored rocks.
Make the most of your Southington luxury RV rental and head out to Bear Mountain State Park in neighboring New York State, with just under a two-hour drive. Climb Bear Mountain and view the surrounding area from the Perkins Memorial Tower at the summit. Hiking, fishing, trailside museums and a zoo offer ample opportunity to relax and escape from modern hustle and bustle. Another popular destination to truly escape from it all, also around a two-hour drive away is Kaaterskill Wild Forest, located in Catskill Forest Preserve. This 7,620-acre preserve is famous for its iconic Kaaterskill Falls and its many, varied hiking trails.
Bear Creek Campground could be a fun, activity-packed place to stay. With partial hookups and an on-site dump station, there’s everything you need to enjoy your Southington travel trailer rental. The campground organizes activities throughout the year and there is never a dull moment here.
If you’d like a peaceful place to park your camper rental near Southington, consider Branch Brook Campground near Black Rock State Park. Close to gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants in Thomaston, the RV park’s location opposite the state park makes it a convenient place for those looking for a peaceful getaway. Amenities include a swimming pool, horseshoes, a recreation room, store, community field, and bathrooms.
Every fall the Southington Apple Harvest Festival takes place around the Town Green. A dream, combined with sun events, activities, craft fairs, and specialty foods, the festival is one of the largest and longest running of its kind in the Northeast. It lasts for six days and typically takes place over two weekends to allow for a maximum of participation, making it one of Connecticut’s most popular tourist events.
Make the most of your time in the city and complete the Southington Historic Walking Tour at any time of year. This two-mile circuit brings to life Southington’s rich history and is an excellent way to become better acquainted with the heart of the city. Golf fans can test themselves at one or all three of the town’s public courses. For bigger thrills, visit Lake Compounce, one of the oldest continuously run amusement parks that also includes one of the state’s biggest outdoor waterparks.
Southington is a thriving, dynamic city with a plenty of local restaurants, including Italian, Mexican and American cuisine. Shopping is equally diverse with plenty of independent stores offering a wide range of locally, handcrafted items. With pottery, antique shops and art galleries, there’s plenty to browse through and you could find yourself a bargain.
Catch views for miles from the top of Castle Craig, in nearby Meriden. Built in 1900 and part of Hubbard Park, this rock structure stands at over 30 feet tall and has a staircase within its stone-y walls, making for a relatively easy trek up to the top.
Book an RV rental in Southington, CT, today and make the very most of your vacation.