Planning a Camping Trip? Here are 4 Tips That You Absolutely Need to Know
Camping in the Adirondacks is a great opportunity for you and your family to bond with both nature and each other. Even if the mountains are right in your own backyard, as they are for many of our visitors, there is still planning to be done in order to get the most out of your trip.
It’s easy to pick up a tent and go, but did you know that 43% of all campers plan their trips at least one month in advance? If you’re looking for cabin rentals, you’re going to be competing with a lot of other people in order to find one. Here are some tips that may be useful to you when it comes to planning your trip.
In many cases, people book their summer vacation rentals in the dead of winter, in order to lock in the location and time frame that they want. It’s never too early to book a family camping trip. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.
On the other end of the spectrum, and as surprising as it may seem, many families have found success searching for a place to stay at the last-minute. Due to cancellations, some campgrounds will have open cabins for rent. In some cases, the cost may even be reduced, since the campground would rather rent it for a lower amount than have it remain vacant.
Consider an off-peak vacation
While most people want to camp during the summer months when the sun is beating down and the kids can go swimming in the lakes, pools, and rivers, the summer months tend to be crowded on both the campgrounds and in the surrounding towns and attractions.
By booking a vacation before the school year ends or after Labor Day, you can save a lot of money and trouble finding a cabin to rent. Besides, these off-peak times of the year are exceptionally beautiful. In the fall, especially, the leaves change colors and the views will leave you speechless.
Find a campground with activities on-site
If you’re traveling with the kids, it can be hard to keep them entertained all the time. While you and/or your partner relax, it’s nice to be able to send the kids off to play mini golf, play with other kids on the grounds, or do arts and crafts.
At Adirondacks Jellystone, we have staff to supervise children at all times while they do crafts, take a ride on the train, mine some gems, sing karaoke, and even toast marshmallows.
If you want to plan an unforgettable family vacation, contact us today — it’s never too early!