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Friendship Hill National Historic Site is in Greensboro, Pennsylvania. It preserves the estate owned by Albert Gallatin, an influential politician and presidential advisor to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison; the national historic site at Friendship Hill is a memorial to Gallatin and a remembrance of the influence he had and his achievements in politics.
Book an RV rental in Greensboro, and you can tour the Gallatin house, adorned in period furnishings, and browse exhibits highlighting the politician's past. Head out to traverse the trails weaving through the property and catch views of the Monongahela River along the way.
You're in for some excellent outdoor adventures when you go RV camping near Friendship Hill. Coopers Rock State Forest is 30 minutes' drive south of Greensboro. It's a diverse preserve with iconic viewpoints blended into the forest background. Not far from Morgantown in West Virginia, Coopers Rock State Forest is a blend of canyon overlooks, sandstone cliffs, a lake, and a river. It's a popular destination for hiking and mountain biking, with numerous trails winding through its forest; in the winter, these same trails become cross-country skiing routes. You can raft, canoe, and kayak on the river or try your hand at fishing for trout on the lake.
In Morgantown, Core Arboretum is a nature preserve on the campus of West Virginia University that is used for scientific study, nature education, and recreation; it's also a refuge for local wildlife species. Core Arboretum hosts activities, including outdoor presentations, guided walks, and a spring flower festival, to name a few. You can also enjoy a self-guided hike on the campus' many nature trails; many of the trails are rustic but maintained and easy to follow.
Laurel Caverns is 20 miles east of Greensboro. The preserve is open from mid-April until late October seven days a week; once inside, there are miles upon miles of cave tunnel for you to explore. The caves are unlike most other caverns because they're formed from sandstone; instead of stalactites (upside-down cones hanging from the ceiling), the caves have been formed by wind and water shaping the floor, ceiling, and walls. Guided tours are conducted throughout the day until closing.
RV camping at Friendship Hill National Historic Site isn't an option, though, there are some campgrounds and RV parks near Greensboro. Rocky Ridge RV Park is 30 minutes' drive west and features 360-degree scenic views. It's located at the end of a paved country road with easy access to an interstate highway and two nearby towns. Each of the campsites is blended into the surrounding tree stands and has full hookups, plus garbage collection. You can rent the campsites at Rocky Ridge RV Park by the week or month; contact the campground to inquire about nightly options.
Morgantown Campground is a family-owned and operated RV campground near Morgantown that is open year-round and equipped with laundry facilities and a swimming pool. It's located in an open area with rolling hills and scenic views in the background. All of the campsites have full hookups with 50 amp electricity and either concrete or gravel pads; you can rent them by the day, week, or month, and the campground is pet-friendly.
Some interesting cities are nearby when you're RV camping near Greensboro. Carmichaels is a small borough with several entries in the National Register of Historic Places; one of them is a covered bridge. One of its unique attractions is a drive-in movie theater, and the city hosts an annual beauty pageant that is very well known in the area. If you're stopping here for a bite, there is a small but nice selection of restaurants on hand, with many more just a short drive away. You can opt for Chinese, one of the local pizzerias, or keep it simple with a family diner.
Thirty miles north of Greensboro is Crucible, a small community that formed around a coal mining operation at the turn of the 20th century. The town's restaurant scene includes a couple of family diners and hotel restaurants.
Pop up to Pittsburgh for some culture-soaked city sights. Just 90 minutes' drive north of the rural, rolling hills of Greensboro, Pittsburgh is brimming with entertainment potential. Stroll through the stunning gardens of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden and snap pics of some of the city's 400 bridges. The Pittsburgh Zoo features creatures from all over the globe and houses sharks, stingrays, and glass catfish in its aquarium.