2016 Thor Motor Coach Freedom Elite
2016 Thor Motor Coach Freedom Elite
The northern reaches of New Hampshire are some of the most magical places in New England. The beauty of its White Mountains has inspired great poets like Robert Frost, and the cooler temperatures make them a favorite for vacationers looking to escape the heat and humidity of summer in cities like Boston, Manchester, and Portland. RV camping at Littleton/Franconia Notch KOA is the perfect way to experience all that this part of New Hampshire has to offer.Littleton/Franconia Notch KOA sits on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River, about a five-minute drive from the towns of Littleton and Lisbon on US Highway 302. The RV campground has excellent amenities like full hookups with 50-amp electrical capacity, enough space for a 90-foot-long RV rental, a dog park to exercise your four-legged pals, a swimming pool, and a small pavilion for picnicking. Hikers will love the location too, with the park being within half an hour’s drive of Franconia Notch (the trailhead to Mount Lafayette), 45 minutes' drive from Crawford Notch (access to the backside of Mount Washington), and a little over an hour from Pinkham Notch (main access point for Mount Washington).
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Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.
Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.
How Outdoorsy Works
Find the perfect RV
Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.
Delivery or Pickup
Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.
Let us help
Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.
Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.
After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.
The White Mountains are a veritable playground for hikers, skiers, mountain bikers, and just about everyone who loves the outdoors. The Whites are the tallest mountains in New England, though Mount Washington (its highest peak) is only 6,228 feet high. Don’t let the elevation fool you though; they’re frequently hit with severe weather, making them one of the more dangerous mountains for backcountry adventure.That being said, the Whites have a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts of any experience level. For those wanting a milder outing, try the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail, which parallels the river for almost 20 miles between Littleton and Woodsville. It’s mostly flat, but the trail can get fairly rough, so it’s best to use a mountain bike with wider tires if you’re going to do any cycling on it.Moderately experienced hikers can try their hand at Mount Washington, ascending via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. This is the most popular route on the mountain, and though it’s very steep, there’s nothing technical about the hike, and it's suitable for anyone who can hike for a few hours at a time. At its summit is the Mount Washington Observatory, which recorded the strongest winds ever to hit the U.S. (231 mph); those renting an RV nearby should always stay up to date on weather conditions to ensure a safe hiking experience.If climbing thousands of feet up a granite mountain sounds too strenuous for your tastes though, there’s also a cog railway that ascends the peak from its backside. Very few trains can ascend a steep mountain, and the Mount Washington Cog Railway was the first of its kind when it was opened back in 1868 (and it’s still the second steepest). Another great spot for viewing the Whites is the scenic tram ride up Cannon Mountain, one of New Hampshire’s most popular ski areas in the winter months. It’s the highest lift-accessed point in New Hampshire, and from its peak, you can see three states (Vermont, Maine, and New York) along with Quebec.
There are two communities that are nearly equidistant from Littleton/Franconia Notch KOA; Littleton and Lisbon. Both have great attractions, a few places to eat, and will be good for picking up essentials or refueling when you book an RV in Grafton County.Littleton is a fantastic example of small-town New Hampshire with its main street running parallel to the Ammonoosuc River, which once provided the power to run the town’s mills. There’s even a red covered bridge crossing it – certainly a bucket list item for any New England camper rental vacation. The backside of several of Littleton’s businesses face the river, and you’ll find that many of the bars, restaurants, and breweries have outdoor patios overlooking it. If you want to load up on sweet treats for the Lisbon motorhome rental, Littleton is also home to the world’s longest candy counter – Chutters. Over 500 different types of candy, from gummy bears to candy corn, can be purchased there; just be sure to eat in moderation or risk a gut ache for the rest of the day.Lisbon is a bit smaller than Littleton but has a similar history of using the Ammonoosuc River’s power to run mills processing gold, iron, and charcoal. The world-renowned Parker Young Company, which produced piano sounding boards, was one of its largest businesses. As one of the state’s first ski towns, Lisbon was home to the very first rope tow lift in New Hampshire. Nowadays it’s a much quieter though, but if you’re a fan of rock climbing, you’ll love the climbing center in town. It’s the only full-service climbing gym in the region and offers climbs of up to four stories high.
What type of RV should I choose?
Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.
You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.
Do the RVs have bathrooms?
Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.
How does check-in work?