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Waterbury is the fifth largest city in Connecticut and is located about 30 miles to the southwest of Hartford, 22 miles north of New Haven, and 77 miles to the northeast of New York City. In the first half of the 20th century, Waterbury was an industrial powerhouse producing large amounts of brass finishings which led to it being nicknamed “The Brass City”. Since then the factories have quieted and Brass City has taken on a more suburban role to the larger cities of New Haven and Hartford. The city has also embraced its tourism potential by showcasing some of those previously industrial sites.


Your Waterbury RV rental vacation is sure to involve plenty of interesting experience, however, if you’re interested in taking a trip into New York City, the Metro-North commuter rail line has a station in Waterbury that allows for easy access to the Big Apple.


RV Parks Near Waterbury


Waterbury has a sizable number of RV parks and campgrounds. When you book a motorhome rental in Waterbury, you should easily find a site that’s close enough to town and all of the attractions you want to visit.


Gentile’s Campground is only twelve minutes to the north of the city and has tons of activities and amenities including a swimming pool, basketball court, playgrounds, miniature golf and fire pits. A few miles farther down the road is Branchbrook Campground, which has similar amenities and is adjacent to a number of hiking trails at Black Rock State Park. Camping with your Waterbury motorhome rental is also available at Black Rock State Park, but the sites are primitive with no hookups.


The nearest Walmart to Waterbury is in the Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center a few miles to the east. To fuel up your Waterbury rental RV, there’s a truck stop a few miles to the north of the city, and another one several miles to the east on I-84.


Exploring the City of Waterbury


When you book an RV in Waterbury, there’s no shortage of things to do: museums, theaters, great parks, and a few pretty unique attractions.


To get a sense of Waterbury’s culture and history your first stop should be at the Mattatuck Museum. It’s in the middle of the downtown area and showcases some of the best works from local artists and a historical collection that tells the story of Waterbury through the years. Another great museum to visit with your Waterbury travel trailer rental is the Timexpo, with numerous exhibits showcasing the local Timex corporation and the fine watches and clocks that they’ve produced. It’s a little quirky, but also really fun to visit a museum that does such a deep dive into a specific subject.


If you’re looking for a classy night out though, check the schedule at the Palace Theater. The ornate venue is host to stand up comedy, Broadway musicals, and plenty of mainstream entertainment acts. The Seven Angels Theater is another great place to see dramatic performances and they put on over 200 shows a year, so you should be able to catch one no matter what the time of year you take your Waterbury, CT motorhome rental vacation.


You can also step back in time with a trip to Roller Magic Waterbury Skating Center. The wooden roller rink has a DJ, arcade, and skates for rent, transporting you to the glory of the 1970s and the Disco Era.


Getting Outside Near Waterbury


Despite its small size, Waterbury has a few great parks within the city limits and even more impressive ones just a short drive away. When you rent an RV, one of the best things about it is having the freedom to explore the surrounding area too, so be sure to take some scenic drives to see all that the area has to offer.


If you’re looking for a shady park to stroll through, Hamilton Park is probably the closest and one of the best. The park sits adjacent to the Brass Mill Shopping Center and has a few sports fields and excellent green spaces for a picnic. Library Park is also quite popular, with a bandshell hosting special events during the warmer months and a few trails and gazebos to relax in during the rest of the year.


One of the most popular hiking trails in the area is the Whitestone Cliffs Trail inside the Mattatuck State Forest, about twenty minutes north of Waterbury. The 1.7-mile path winds its way through the forest and past the namesake cliffs to reach a height of about 750 feet at the summit where there’s a beautiful overlook. Nearby Black Rock State Park also has a few hiking trails including the Mattatuck Trail that extends from Waterbury all the way to Wigwam Reservoir in Morris, 16 miles away. If you’re up for some light spelunking, there’s the rather shallow Leatherman’s Cave where local recluse, “The Leatherman”, made his home occasionally.

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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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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


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  • Middlebury Trail, CTMiddlebury, CT
  • Hop Brook Dam Loop, CTNaugatuck, CT
  • Larkin Bridle Path, CTSouthbury, CT
  • Whitestone Cliffs Trail, CTPlymouth, CT
  • Mattatuck Trail, CTWolcott, CT
  • Leatherman Cave Trail, CTBlack Rock State Park, CT
  • Black Rock Trail, CTBlack Rock State Park, CT
  • Tunxis Trail, CTNassahegon State Forest, CT
  • Naugatuck Forest Trail, CTNaugatuck State Forest, CT
  • Roaring Brook Falls Trail, CTProspect, CT