South Central Pennsylvania, commonly known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is one of the most popular vacation spots on the East Coast. With tons of great family-friendly attractions, like the state’s Amish colonies or the Hershey chocolate experience, it’s a great place to take a road trip and go camping with an RV. The biggest question is where to base yourself for such an adventure?Pinch Pond Family Campground is a fantastic option with a convenient location and easy access to all the best attractions in the area. Pinch Pond sits a little more than half an hour's drive to the east of Harrisburg on Interstate 76, about halfway between the city of Hershey and the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.Sites at Pinch Pond have full hookups for your rental RV along with fire rings, picnic tables, and plenty of shade. If you need to check your email while camping in a travel trailer near Hershey, the park also offers WiFi hotspots to keep you well connected. The campground’s restrooms and laundry facilities ensure that you and your clothes stay clean during your motorhome camping adventure. If you forgot to pick up supplies while you were in the city, there’s a small store at the campground that stocks all the essentials.For recreation, there’s a 60’ x 30’ swimming pool, far larger than you’d find at most RV campgrounds. There’s also a private fishing pond (no state fishing license required) and a large video gaming room to keep the kids entertained. The campground sponsors group events on most weekends where you can mingle and get to know your fellow RV travelers.
Find the perfect RV for your campsite
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.
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Find the perfect RV
Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.
Delivery or Pickup
Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.
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Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.
After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.
Book an RV in Lancaster County, and you’ll almost certainly be spending a fair amount of your vacation outside. If you’re looking for a quick rendezvous with nature while you’re visiting Hershey, try the Hershey Gardens, a 23-acre green space filled with colorful flowers and well-manicured grass that’s perfect for a picnic.If you’re thinking of doing some cycling or maybe a relatively easy hike, try the Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail outside Hummelstown. The 13-mile rail trail is the perfect weekend outing when you get a campsite in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Bike rentals are available in town, so no need to bring your own set of wheels.Hoping to hit the links while you’re camping at Pinch Pond Family Campground? Hershey has a few excellent golf courses, and getting a tee time is never too difficult. Another fun option for getting outside is renting a kayak to use on the Susquehanna River. The section just south of Hershey and Pinch Pond has some beautiful islands that are a joy to explore with the family.
There are a couple of small towns dotting Interstate 76, but more than likely, you’ll spend your time in Hershey whenever you’re “heading into town.” While the town is widely known for the Hershey Chocolate Factory (which you should definitely visit while you’re there), there are also fascinating museums, exciting cultural attractions, extensive shopping, and delicious foods. Speaking of food, try a Primanti Brothers sandwich while you’re in Hershey; while it’s headquartered in Pittsburgh, the chain is a Pennsylvania institution with its massive French fry-topped sandwiches.You can’t go to Hershey without experiencing the company that made the city famous. If you’ve brought the kids along, start at Hershey’s Chocolate World, a theme park/tasting room/interactive museum (you can create your own chocolate bar!). If you’re a history buff or just aren’t ready to gorge yourself on chocolate bars, head down to the Hershey Story Museum. It delves into the details of Milton Hershey and how he built his chocolate empire; there are also a few exhibits detailing the science behind the Hershey factory’s chocolate production.For some excellent live performances, check out the Hershey Theater just down the road from the Hershey Story Museum. The ornate architecture inside its main auditorium is enough reason to visit, but its consistent schedule of musical performances, touring Broadway shows, and film screenings makes it a must-see whenever you’re in Hershey.While it might seem like you’re a world away from one of America’s largest cities when you’re RV camping at Pinch Pond Family Campground, you’re really only a 90-minute drive away from the City of Brotherly Love. Parking in Philadelphia can be a little tight, though, so you may want to leave the RV rental behind at one of the city’s “park and ride” locations and take public transportation into the city.
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.
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