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Along the western edge of Connecticut's capital, Hartford, you can find the cheery suburban town of West Hartford. This rapidly growing community dates back centuries to 1636 when Reverend Thomas Hooker first delivered his congregation of followers to central Connecticut to found the Hartford Colony. The homesteading community was primarily agriculture-based, carving farmland from the rugged wilderness that was once home to the Wampanoag native people.

West Hartford was mostly a “streetcar suburb” of Hartford for most of its existence, although in recent years it has begun to eclipse the capital, with large waves of people moving to the fast-growing city. When you book an RV in West Hartford, you’ll find a peaceful community sandwiched between the Metacomet Ridge Mountains and the state capital. The town is absolutely steeped in history from the early days of the original colonies, well before the founding of the United States. Lovely scenery is never far from West Hartford and fun attractions are abundant.

Experience the Sites and Scenery

It might be unexpected, but Connecticut has some incredible scenery between its rocky coastline and the Taconic Mountains in the northwest corner of the state. Autumn is an especially appropriate time to rent an RV in West Hartford to witness the annual changing of the foliage on the trees. Talcott Mountain State Park is an ideal place to see the fiery orange, red, and yellow hues of the trees come to life, with epic views of the capital and of the Farmington Valley. The towering cliffs of Talcott Mountain are excellent to hike to, as are the waterfalls and hang-gliding launch points at the park. There are scenic reservoirs and ponds to fish in but the main feature at the park is the massive Heublein Tower. Penwood State Park is another place to check out when you rent an RV and it is practically right across the road from Talcott Mountain State Park’s parking lot. The park has paved bicycle paths circling the important reservoir that services the city. There are a few delightful hiking trails throughout the park and a fishing boardwalk with great views of the lake too.

Housatonic Meadows State Park has lots of fun things to do when you bring your West Hartford RV rental to explore. The park is one of the largest in the state, with over 400 acres of lush forest. This state park has amazing campsites along the Housatonic River that you can stay at with your West Hartford camper rental. There are many places to fish, hike, and observe the native wildlife in the area around the Housatonic River.

Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam is named for the ruins of the great stone castle that once belonged to famed actor William Gillette. The estate was sold to the state for a few thousand dollars, and now has a trail network, scenic views overlooking the Connecticut River, and a museum for guests to enjoy. This magnificent state heritage site is as good as any for you to venture to when you rent an RV in West Hartford.

RV Friendly

Connecticut doesn’t exactly have a whole lot of campgrounds or RV parks, but if you look hard enough you just might find some hidden gems. Bear Creek Campground is located right around the corner from Lake Compounce, a fun-filled theme park. Guests to the campground can buy discounted tickets to the park and enjoy the many amenities like a general store, basketball courts, playgrounds, and much more. Branch Brook Campground is a family-oriented campground with a refreshing pool, game room, and fishing pond. Wilderness Lake Campground is a more rustic experience where campers can enjoy solitude and tranquility in their West Hartford motorhome rental.

City Attractions

Although there are no massive national parks or forests nearby, West Hartford has loads of impressive historical sites and fascinating museums. West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square are the trendy downtown areas of West Hartford with numerous upscale restaurants, bars, and shopping boutiques. The Children's Museum of Connecticut is located in the center of the city and is an absolutely great place to bring the children when you rent an RV in West Hartford. There is a wealth of fun exhibits to tour and a gigantic whale statue outside the museum that guests can actually walk into.

Noah Webster, the inventor of the dictionary, was born in West Hartford, and his original residence operates as a museum to this day. The house has a colonial style and was built centuries ago, and has lots of original items belonging to Noah Webster on display. The Mark Twain House & Museum is one of the most gorgeous pieces of architecture in the state, with picturesque Gothic style and bright red bricks. The museum has lots of information about the famed author’s life and the tours are a fun way to learn about Samuel Clemens, who went by the pen name of Mark Twain.

The Wadsworth Atheneum is a world-class art museum with over 50,000 pieces of original artwork in its collection. Pieces from ancient times as well as works by Monet, Renoir, and Picasso are viewable in this magnificent institution.

RV Rentals in West Hartford, CT

West Hartford, CT is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in West Hartford. Outdoorsy's West Hartford RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Nearby to West Hartford are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Hudson Highands State Park, Bear Mountain State Park, Mount Major State Park, and Lehigh Gorge State Park.

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Nearby Campgrounds

Wadsworth Atheneum

attraction Hartford, CT
America?s first public art museum is known for having a diverse collection of art to admire, and it is set in a small and intimate museum that will keep you coming back. From Dali to Warhol, ancient to modern, you can contemplate the works of art up close without the crowds found larger museums. If you happened to be in Hartford on the second Saturday of the month the museum is free and offers many family oriented activities.

The Mark Twain House & Museum

attraction Hartford, CT
This Victorian gothic 19-room house was Mark Twain?s home from 1874-1891. In this beautiful mansion Mark Twain wrote his masterpieces such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Prince and the Pauper. Come ready to experience the author?s life and learn much about his work and the times in which he lived. The museum also hosts many eclectic events such as "Tapping into Twain" Oktoberfest, Tom Sawyer Day and the Ice Cream Social.

Wilderness Lake

campground Willington, CT
This family operated recreational center will keep you and your kids entertained for days. Wilderness Lake is located within 100 acres of scenic countryside with a fresh-water lake for swimming, boating, and fishing. There are also many land activities such as mini-golf, trails for hiking and biking. But if you want to have some competitive fun you could also play in the horse-shoe pits, volleyball courts, game rooms. And if you?re tired of being outdoors a lodge offers home-theater entertainment. A family friendly destination for your RV rental trip.

Neslon's Family Campground

campground East Hampton, CT
Nelson?s Family Campground is more than an site to park your RV. It serves as a vacation spot in its own right.Owned and operated by the Gustine family since 1964, Nelson?s Family Campground is located on 175 scenic acres in the heart of central Connecticut. Whether for the day, week, month or season, the campground is an ideal place to camp, relax and enjoy the great outdoor life with your friends and family. Every year thousands of families, many of them repeat customers, find their way to Nelson?s to join to enjoy loads of fun activities, visiting many nearby attractions, and just kicking back and escaping for a while. The Campground caters to all ages and lifestyles and welcome tent & popup campers, full time travelers, seasonals, and weekenders alike. They are celebrating over 50 years in the camping industry. They encourage newbies to visit and experience all the family fun and camping excitement that we have to offer. RV facilities include electric, 50 amp, WiFi, water, cable TV, lake front access, and big rig access.

Riverdale Farm Campsite

campground Clinton, CT
The camp is within a 100-acre colonial farm and it is wedged between a winding country road and the Hammonasset River. Tucked away in a rural setting but you will also be close to New Haven, the beaches of Long Island and New York City. Plenty of spacious sites with many amenities and rentals. Activities to choose from include: twin shuffleboard courts, volleyball court or trout fishing, or why not enjoy a picnic and fireplace at your own site. A fun family friendly destination in your RV rental.

Science Center

attraction Windsor, CT
Over 165 interactive exhibits that explore the solar system, dinosaurs, marine life and other scientific wonders, the center offers hands on displays for all ages. You can build a race cart, improve your basketball skills through computerized feedback and watch science come alive in the state-of-the-art 3D movie theater. If you want to encourage your young ones to become scientists, you can start by enrolling them in the Vacation Exploration Camps.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

attraction New Haven, CT
Probably the oldest and largest collection of natural history in the world, can be found here. Its well known Great Hall of Dinosaurs attracts many visitors,and includes the remains of a juvenile Brontosaurus and a 110 foot long mural about the time of the dinosaurs. The museum also exhibits work that shows the evolution of humans and mammals. The world renowned collections include the vertebrate paleontology, and the Bingham collection of Incan artifacts from Machu Picchu.

Sodom Mountain Campground

campground Southwick, MA
Sodom Mountain Campground just outside of Springfield, Massachusetts offers full hook-ups. This family-friendly and very clean campground is conveniently located close to Six Flags New England. The campground maintains a rustic feel but the modern bathrooms are clean and well-maintained, and the swimming pool sparkles. There is a playground and plenty of activities including horseshoes, basketball, a mini-putt, and indoor arcade games. Some sites are pull-throughs, and there are also wooded tenting sites available. Food is available Friday nights, and at the Sunday breakfasts put on each week. Bring a group and take advantage of the large covered picnic pavilion. The campground also boasts hiking trails, a laundry, and a camp store. Planned activities and special events happen all season. Staff is friendly, pets are allowed, and the shop is well-stocked. The town of Southwick is close by and provides access to amenities like restaurants, groceries, and shopping.

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Recommendations for West Hartford, CT from Outdoorsy Owners


We were seasonal for three years! lots of activities for kids. nightlife at Angelico's.

Sep 22, 2018

PROPANE 3197 Main St Hartford, CT 06120 (860) 249-5623 (Btwn Tower & Cleveland Av) Standard Hours Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm Fri: 7 am - 8 pm Sat: 7 am - 7 pm Sun: 7 am -5pm

Sep 4, 2017

PROPANE 3197 Main St Hartford, CT 06120 (860) 249-5623 (Btwn Tower & Cleveland Av) Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm Fri: 7 am - 8 pm Sat: 7 am - 7 pm Sun: 7 am -5pm

Sep 4, 2017

PROPANE 3197 Main St Hartford, CT 06120 (860) 249-5623 (Btwn Tower & Cleveland Av) Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm Fri: 7 am - 8 pm Sat: 7 am - 7 pm Sun: 7 am -5pm

Sep 4, 2017

PROPANE 3197 Main St Hartford, CT 06120 (860) 249-5623 (Btwn Tower & Cleveland Av) Standard Hours Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm Fri: 7 am - 8 pm Sat: 7 am - 7 pm Sun: 7 am -5pm

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Sep 4, 2017

Use code 1961 and follow signs to back RV/truck entrance to find dump station.

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