New Oxford is a small borough forming part of Adams County in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania. Home to a number of antique and second-hand stores, this makes the area a popular destination for visitors with a passion for all things vintage and the ideal place to rent an RV.
Dating from 1792, the borough was originally known as Oxford Town. The reason behind the name of the area is due to its close proximity to the south branch of the Conewago Creek that flows to the west of the town. It was not until 1822 that the towns name was changed to New Oxford and officially incorporated in 1874. For those who are interested in the history of the American Civil War, you will be delighted to discover a host of interesting sites to visit in the surrounding area, including the Gettysburg National Battlefield.
The Great Outdoors
A short drive in your camper from New Oxford will take you to the county seat of Adams County, Gettysburg, also home to the Gettysburg National Military Park. Here you can explore a number of interesting American Civil War monuments, including the protected landscape of the Battle of Gettysburg, dating from 1863. The best way to explore the area is on foot, and the park features plenty of hiking trails, along with the opportunity to climb to Devil’s Den for spectacular views.
Another area of interest, to the southeast of New Oxford, is the Codorus State Park, home to Lake Marburg, ideal for fishing or boating enthusiasts. You can also hike the area along the Mary Ann Furnace Trailhead or explore the area one of the many mountain bike trails.
The larger State Forest of Michaux is also within driving distance in your RV rental from New Oxford. Spanning an impressive 85,500 acres, where those passionate about nature will be interested in the forests variety of tree species, including Scarlet Oak, Red Maple, and Tuliptree, to name just a few. The area can be enjoyed by visitors via a number of outdoor activities, such as hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking. It is also the ideal location to find a great picnic spot, and in addition, hunting is permitted during designated seasons.
North of New Oxford is the Gettysburg Farm RV Park, in Dover. Under a 30 minute drive, this is one of the closest RV parks for you to park your motorhome rental from New Oxford for a few days. This large RV park boasts over 200 hookup sites, laundry facilities, and WiFi. The park also benefits from a range of leisure facilities, including the opportunity to meet the farm's resident animals. Book an RV in New Oxford and enjoy a fun-filled family vacation!
Travel East of New Oxford and you will come to the city of York and Ben Franklin RV park. Open throughout the year this park offers visitors a selection of full & water/electric hookup sites, WiFi, laundry and shower facilities.
If your plan is to visit the historic area of Gettysburg, book a stay at the Drummer Boy Camping Resort. In a picturesque setting, guests will enjoy the RV parks range of amenities including full hookups for your RV, laundry facilities, and a store/snack bar.
Exploring The City
Located along Route 30, the main east-west highway that travels across the US, New Oxford is a town in a great location to explore. It also means that the town is packed with a great selection of stores from all your local conveniences, along with a wide range of antique stores. Antiques are in fact such a popular attraction here that the town holds one of the largest annual antique and craft shows in the area every June.
You will also find a great choice of places to grab a bite to eat when renting a camper rental in New Oxford, including a number of Italian restaurants and traditional diners.
One of the most popular historical attractions in New Oxford is the Train Station, dating from 1892, now a popular museum and gift shop. The Gettysburg National Military Museum is also another popular historic site to visit where you can explore the museum and visitors center, home to a host of American Civil War artifacts. Park your New Oxford motorhome rental here and have a fun day exploring.
For art lovers, there is also a number of art galleries to visit in Gettysburg, along with the Bobbi Becker art gallery that is just a short drive north of New Oxford.
Another local attraction is the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. An ideal day out for all the family, the museum is home to cars from all forms of racing and holds a number of special events throughout the year.