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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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Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Stairway to Heaven Trail Vernon New Jersey
White Dot Trail to Mount Monadock Jaffrey New Hampshire
White Shore Trail Alpine New Jersey
Storm King - Butter Hill Trail West Point New York
Mount Beacon Trail Beacon New York
Blue Hills Skyline Trail Quincy Massachusetts
Breakneck Ridge Trail Beacon New York
Anthony's Nose Trail from Beacon Highway Cortlandt New York
Bear Mountain Loop Trail Bear Mountain New York
Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail Berlin Connecticut

Nearby Dumpstations

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Service Plaza Branford, CT 6405
Southbound, 10 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Vending, Pets, Handicap, Gas, Food (R)

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Rest Area NB Milford City, CT 6460
Northbound, 25 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, Pets, Handicap, Gas, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, TSE Airedock (R)

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Service Plaza Fairfield, CT 6825
Northbound, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Pets, Handicap, Gas, Food (R)

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Service Plaza Fairfield, CT 6825
Southbound, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Pets, Handicap, Gas, Food (R)

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Service Plaza Branford, CT 6405
Northbound, 10 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Vending, Pets, Handicap, Gas, Food, TSE Airedock (R)

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Service Plaza Madison Center, CT 6443
Northbound, 10 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Vending, Pets, Handicap, Gas, Food (R)

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Service Plaza Milford City, CT 6460
Southbound, 25 truck parking spaces, 3 Diesel lanes, Subway, Panda Express, Dunkin Donuts, Southwestern Grill, Cheese Boy, ATM, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, Pets, Handicap, TSE Airedock, Tesla Supercharger (R)

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Rest Area Middletown, CT 6457
Northbound, 25 truck parking spaces, Restrooms(open 8:30am-3:30pm)%Picnic Table%Vending(open 8:30am-3:30pm)%RV Dump%Pets, Handicap, June 2012: RV dump has a slight downhill angle which may make dumping tanks harder or easier, depending on the configuration of the RV (R)

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Rest Area Danbury, CT 6811
Eastbound, 20 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, RV Dump, Pets, Mar 2016: Multiple BBQ grills (requires charcoal). Open 24hrs. No parking restrictions noted, which suggests overnights might be allowed (R)

Rest Stop

Service Plaza Madison Center, CT 6443
Southbound, 20 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Vending, Pets, Handicap, Gas, Food (R)

Nearby Campgrounds

Oak Haven Family Campground

campground Wales, MA
At a time when so many campgrounds seem to offer you a choice of either location or amenities, Oak Haven Family Campground is located in the midst of a 90-acre private, wooded preserve, Their location is central to all of the Sturbridge, Brimfield and greater Pioneer Valley attractions. Unlike so many crowded ?parking lots? alongside of busy highways, Oak Haven offers its guests a quiet change-of-pace which symbolizes the small-town lifestyle of rural New England. Oak Haven offers spacious sites and a maximum of privacy, Campers also enjoy sharing time together around campfires.Many of Oak Haven?s guests have become seasonal campers, taking a personal pride in enhancing the natural beauty of their ?second homes? in the country. Campers also enjoy recreational activities and amenities that include basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe, a large swimming pool and a recreation hall & pavilion. Oak Haven has 2 large safari fields that can accommodate up to 80 RVs. The RV sites feature large, shaded campsites with water and 30 amp electric hookups.

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.

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.

Greeley Park

attraction None, CT
If you are looking for something fun to do for the whole family, head over to Greeley Park in Nashua. It covers 125 acres, and dominates the north end of Nashua. It is covered by woods and open spaces, and the Merrimack River flows through it. It's a beautiful place to spend a day, so why not bring a picnic or use the grills which are available all over the park? There are playgrounds and a wading pool for the kids, ball fields, tennis courts, hiking paths in the woods, horseshoe pits, a community gardening center, and even a boat ramp which gives you access to the river. During the summer, weekly concerts take place here and there are also special activities for the kids. In the winter, you can get your snowshoes out and have fun throwing snowballs and building snowmen. The park is dog friendly, so bring you best friend for a good hike.

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.

International Festival of Arts and Ideas

attraction New Haven, CT
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day festival that celebrates the performing arts, great artists and thinkers from around the world. Each June, over 100,000 people come to attend events located in the open spaces, theaters and courtyards of New Haven, more than 80% of the events are completely free. Some of the most famous jazz, classical music, dance, and theater artists in the world come to perform. You shouldn?t miss out on this opportunity.

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.

Riverdale Farm Campsites

campground Danbury, CT
If you are looking for a fun-filled vacation that is perfect for creating family memories, check out Riverdale Farm Campsites in Danbury, Connecticut. This is an RV friendly campground in which you will get to enjoy the farm life. Riverdale Farm Campsites is located on a 100-acre colonial farm that is rich with history and beautiful scenery to take in. Riverdale Farm Campsites offers a variety of different RV lots with full service hookups. There is a park and sports activities available to keep your whole family busy. The campground is kept in immaculate condition and has an on site lake that is perfect for rest and relaxation. You will be close to all of the wonderful activities that Connecticut has to offer to guests who are looking for a quiet retreat away from everyday life. This campground is located in the country with plenty of nature areas to explore.

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