Find Your Summer Vibes Camping and Connecting in the Monadnock Region

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When it comes to relishing woodland recreation, the Monadnock Region offers the ideal blend of outdoorsy adventure and cozy convenience. Whether you would prefer to go traditional in a tent or laze around for hours by an in-ground pool, you’ll find terrific local camping options that have something for everyone.

Monadnock State Park: More Than Just a Mountain

As the number one climbed peak in the U.S., camping at Monadnock State Park  is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. For hikers looking to camp within this National Natural Landmark, there are three ways to stay on the mountain, but reservations are always recommended.

Sign in Monadnock State Park showing White Dor Trail sign

Photo Credit: Sdkb via Wiki Commons

Monadnock State Park Gilson Pond Area offers family camping in tents and limited RV/Trailer spots. From there, you can wake nestled within the mountain’s looming frame before trekking up the longer, less-traveled Birchtoft Trail/Red Spot Trail to the summit. Alternatively, for campers seeking solitude and prepared to trek a ways to find it, you can explore Gilson Pond Remote Campground options.

Blue and white tent for camping

Photo Credit: Sonja Bolton

Camping is also permitted at Monadnock HQ. These rustic campsites bring out our inherent love of the wild with a fire pit and state-park-style amenities, including pit toilets and a playground. At Monadnock State Park, it’s all about soaking in forest sounds and sights while spending quality time with friends.

Ashuelot River Campground: For All Kinds of Camping

You’ll find a pleasant mix of social activities and peaceful atmosphere at Ashuelot River Campground in Swanzey, NH. This sprawling, 22-acre campground sits between the Ashuelot River and a lovely town forest. From tents to rustic cabins, you can rent by the night or stay all month long.

With easy access to terrific local fun, you can spend your summer months without a care in the world except whether you’d rather hike, canoe or shop the day away. Built to support all sizes of campers, with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a game room and even a laundry room, the whole family can relax and enjoy the summer vibes.

Woodmore Family Campground and RV Park: Camping in Style

For some serious family fun, Woodmore Family Campground in Rindge, NH offers it all. Ranging from hike-in sites to spots sporting water, electric, sewer and cable connections, your experience is your choice. Fun, however, is guaranteed.

Kayaking at Woodmore, on Lake Contooncook

Kayaking at Woodmore, photo courtesy of Caitlin Maki

This lovely campground is surrounded on two sides by the sparkling 320-acre Lake Contoocook, which boasts terrific fishing, kayaking, and swimming. Play the day away at the recreation area complete with an in-ground pool, volleyball court, a playground, horseshoes and bocce. With regularly scheduled events like their annual Chili Cook Off and Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby, a great time is waiting for you at Woodmore Family Campground.

Two young children bundled up around a campfire

Campfire at Woodmore, courtesy of Caitlin Maki

Greenfield State Park: Peaceful Family Camping 

This popular state park offers more recreational activities for nature lovers than you can shake a stick at. From fishing, swimming or boating to hiking, biking and snowmobiling, every season is exciting at Greenfield State Park. For now, set your tent, start a campfire and get your summer vibes on. Later on, you can stroll down to the beach or bike around the winding paths that run throughout this local treasure.

Covering 400 acres of beaches, bogs, and forests and abutting the crystal clear shores of Otter Lake, families from all around return to this park year after year. For a complete guide to everything that’s great about Greenfield State Park, visit our blog “A Granite State Gem: Greenfield State Park”.

Spacious Skies Seven Maples Campground: Classy Local Camping

Nestled in the charming lowland hills of Hancock, NH, Spacious Skies Seven Maples Campground is decked out with all kinds of family-friendly fun. With a swimming complex complete with not one but two water slides, a game arcade, playgrounds, a jumping pillow, Wi-Fi internet, laundry rooms and even deluxe cabins with kitchenettes, camping here is nothing like the old days.

But don’t forget about Mother Nature’s eternal attractions. Bring your rod and enjoy the campground’s private trout fishing pond, rent a kayak for a peaceful paddle or listen to nothing but your own footfalls hiking the Moose Brook conservation area to Norway Pond.

The long days of summer beckon us to the call of the wild. Crackling fires and late-night stories. Kiddos smothered in s’mores. The sounds and smells of camping make for the perfect pastime. Schedule yourself some unscheduled time to connect with those you love. Adventure awaits at local Monadnock Region campgrounds.

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