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Saugus is a town in the Greater Boston area, situated between downtown Boston, MA and Salem, MA, and a short distance from Lynn. The town is home to the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. The site is a National Historic Site of the first integrated ironworks in North America. Does exploring the birthplace of the American iron and steel industry interest you? Search for an RV in Essex County and have fun motorhome camping in Boston.

Founded by John Winthrop the Younger in the 1600s, the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site consists of a reconstructed blast furnace, rolling mill, and even a quarter-ton drop hammer. Additionally, the nine-acre national park also has functional waterwheels, forges, and a stunning 17th century home. The park is within walking distance to Salem, which is home to the Salem Witch Museum.

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Getting Outdoors

There are lots of outdoor activities to enjoy while camping in a rental motorhome at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. For some fun family time, drive your motorhome to Boston Common. The park has a carousel and playground that the kids will love. The swan boats are a must-try.

When it comes to hiking, there are a couple of parks to choose from in Boston, but none is as good as the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. The park is home to a wide network of trails, including the popular Blue Hills Skyline Trail. Situated near Quincy, the 7.5 miles long trail offers spectacular views of the Boston skyline.

When it comes to biking in Boston, you can either hit the mountain bike trails in the parks around the city or have a go at some road cycling. The Strava app is fantastic for checking out various routes in Boston. If you’re able to, have a go at the picturesque 30 miles long The Lexington Loop.

Camping at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

After you rent a camper near Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, finding a suitable RV Park to camp in won’t be hard at all. There are a couple of campgrounds in the area including the Winter Island Park Campground which can be found close by in Salem. This is a good place to set up base camp while exploring Boston, Lexington, and Concord as the subway is fairly close. Guests get access to electric hookups, water hookups, and Wi-Fi. Additional amenities include restrooms, showers, and a camp store.

If you’re willing to sacrifice convenience to downtown Boston for the luxury of full-hookups, consider the Cape Ann Camp Site in Gloucester. The back-in sites are equipped with water, sewer, and electric hookups for your Boston camper rental. Boston campers also get access to restrooms, showers, and a camp store. Don’t leave your pets behind as the RV Park is pet friendly.

Exploring the Area

Planning to camp in an RV near Boston? Set aside ample time to visit the city’s attractions as there’s a vast amount of places to check out. If you’re fresh in the city, start by taking the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path passing by many of the city’s historical sites. Some of the highlights include Boston Common, which is currently the oldest Public Park in the United States. The trail also passes by Boston Latin School, the oldest school in the country.

When you’re into photography, point your campervan towards the North End area called Little Italy. The area is currently the oldest inhabited neighborhood of Boston, and it exhibits an old-world feel that is immensely photogenic. Some of the iconic buildings here include the Paul Revere House from the 1600s and the Old North Church, which dates back to the early 1700s. If you happen to be in town on the last Sunday of August, make sure you attend the Feast of St. Anthony, a vibrant celebration referred to as the “The feast of all feasts” by National Geographic.

Should you be into the arts, don’t make the mistake of leaving Boston without visiting the Museum of Fine Arts. Before leaving your travel trailer, slip into your most comfortable shoes as you’ll be doing a fair bit of walking in the massive museum. The museum has a vast range of artifacts, including the largest collection of Japanese artwork outside Japan. The museum also hosts a variety of artifacts from some of the most famous artists, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh.

Do you love baseball? It doesn’t matter what team you support, a visit to Fenway Park is a must if you’re a baseball fan. Fenway Park has been home to the legendary Boston Red Sox since 1912 upon its completion. Despite its fairly small size, the iconic ballpark has hosted the World Series eleven times. Apart from holding thousands of baseball games, the park has also hosted boxing, soccer, and football games.

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