The Mark Twain House & Museum
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.
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.
Sodom Mountain Campground
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.
Oak Haven Family Campground
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.
Neslon's Family 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.
Indian Ranch is a seasonal campground, which accommodates Motor Homes, RV?s, Park Trailers and Pop-up?s. Located on the shores Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagaugchaubunagungamaugg, many come to enjoy the lake.
In the summer a concert series in the amphitheater by the beach entertains many a crowd. You can also take part in sing-alongs, dance parties and many other seasonal events.
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.
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.