RV season is just around the corner and the road is calling your name. You don’t have to go far to experience nature and culture that is unique to the great state of Connecticut. The first stop on your road trip should be Unlimited RV where our expert staff can help you find the right RV to rent or buy, one that will that meet all of your needs. Once on the road, we recommend these top three destinations for your RV trip.
1. Mark Twain House and MuseumPark your RV at Nelson’s Family Campground or Markham Meadows Campground and visit the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, where the esteemed American writer lived with his wife and children from 1874 to 1891. He penned his most famous works in the house, including the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The house was almost town down in 1929 but, luckily, historic preservationists saved the building and turned it into a museum where visitors can learn more about his life and legacy. You can work on your own great novel in the workshops and classes on the weekends, or find out if the house is haunted in a “Graveyard Shift Ghost Tour” on some Friday and Saturday nights.
2. Gillette Castle State ParkAnother great Connecticut personality to celebrate and learn from is the late, great William Gillette. The actor was best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, and his home has now become a state park ripe with oddities inside and hiking trails outside. The house has all the markings of its eccentric builder, including built-in couches, hidden mirrors that allowed him to see the outside from his bedroom, and a series of unusual doorknobs and locking mechanisms. The closest RV park to the mansion is the Wolf’s Den Family Campground in the Connecticut River Valley.
3. Lake Compounce
If history isn’t your thing and/or you’re just looking to have an awesome time with your kids, check out Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously run amusement park in the U.S. The park has roller coasters, kiddie rides, shows, and even water rides. You’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time on the wooden Wildcat coaster, which has been around since 1927. End your day with a ride on the Ferris wheel or the antique carousel, and you will be sure to have made many lasting memories. The closest RV park is the Bear Creek Campground, which is conveniently located right on the premises.