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Discover Gap

Nestled in the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country about 50 miles west of Philadelphia, Gap is an attractive town that has a rich industrial history, with its first house erected in 1747. It was once a hub for the surrounding copper and nickel mines and home to “The Gap Gang”, a notorious 19th-century gang who would raid and rob people traveling the Lancaster Philadelphia Turnpike.

Today, Gap is a much safer place to visit and a picturesque destination to rent an RV. In addition to its scattering of historic sites, it’s home to a sprawling industrial museum and outstanding birdwatching in its surrounding reserves.

The Great Outdoors

Pick up your RV rental in Gap and head west to explore the hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails of the Lancaster County Central Park. This 544-acre preserve is also home to a skate park and swimming pool, as well as an Environmental Center where you can discover more about the region’s native fauna and flora. Don’t miss a visit to the Garden of Five Senses where you can stimulate all of your five senses on a journey through this walk-through landscaped space.

Just to the south of Gap is the Wolf's Hollow County Park, which lies along the upper reaches of the Octoraro Creek in the Great Chester Valley. It’s home to around 10 miles of hiking trails that range from moderate to challenging, as well as a mature woodland that attracts a myriad of birds. Keep your eyes peeled for brown thrashers, scarlet tanagers, and Baltimore orioles, then visit the historic Mercer’s Mill Covered Bridge near the park’s northern entrance. Built in 1880, this local landmark is constructed using oak planks and painted red (the traditional color of Lancaster Country covered bridges), with white trimmings on both approaches.

Another popular birdwatching destination in the area is the Natural Lands' Sadsbury Woods Preserve, which is part of the largest remaining un-fragmented woodland in Chester County. It provides important habitat for rose-breasted grosbeak and ovenbirds, as well as neotropical migrant songbirds. After wintering in South America, they return to North America to breed during the spring and summer in these forests at the headwaters of Buck Run.

RV Parks

Pick up your motorhome rental in Gap and head north to the Lake In Wood RV Resort - a family-friendly RV campground in Narvon. It features an entertainment hall with a beautifully restored pipe organ and the Gnome Cafe, as well as a swimming pool complex that’s complete with a full-size pool and kiddie pool.

Closer to Gap is the Country Acres Campground, which offers a selection of shaded and open RV sites with 30 or 50-amp electrical hookups. There’s a laundry facility where you can catch up on your washing and an on-site store, as well as an outdoor pool and a host of recreational facilities.

Exploring the City

Park your RV rental near Gap and head out to explore the town on foot, stopping to admire the Gap Clock Tower. Built in 1882, this whitewashed landmark dominates the town’s southern entrance, with visitors welcome to climb the interior to see the clock’s inner workings.

If you’re interested in America’s agricultural and industrial history, head to the Rough & Tumble Engineers Museum, which sprawls across 33 acres on the western outskirts of Gap. It’s home to one of the oldest running steam traction engines in the country, as well as an impressive collection of vintage gas engines and one of the oldest running diesel engines. In addition to admiring their restored John Deere and Rumely tractors, you can watch their blacksmiths forging items and hand building in the model shops.

Continue driving west and you’ll arrive at the Amish Farm and House, which encompasses an authentic 18th-century farmhouse where the Amish culture is showcased. Bus tours through the surrounding countryside offer an insight into Amish industries, with stops at local businesses along the way, before ending at a 15-acre farm where you can feed their friendly farm animals.

If you want to get your adrenalin pumping, plan a visit to the nearby amusement park of Dutch Wonderland, which is packed with roller coasters and family-friendly rides. Visiting during the summer months? Why not cool off at Dutch Wonderland’s tropical-themed water play area, which is known as “Duke’s Lagoon”.

Gap is home to a few grocery stores where you can stock up on supplies, as well as gas stations if you need to fill up your travel trailer rental in Gap. It’s around a 30-minute drive to Lancaster where you’ll find an excellent selection of restaurants and fast food eateries.

Whether you’re visiting Lancaster County to discover its industrial heritage or to scope out its birdwatching destinations, book an RV in Gap and start exploring.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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