Review: From Gettysburg to Maine
From Gettysburg to Bar Harbor, Maine, we knew we’d need to make a couple of stops to break up the driving. So we decided to use our membership in Harvest Hosts to stay over night in an Apple Orchard in New York, and booked a campground near Boston for the second night. If you’re an RVer, we can’t express enough how awesome this membership is! We get to stay in farms, wineries, orchards and other places that have a little piece of land they’re willing to allow RVers to stay on for free, overnight (mostly). All we do is make sure we buy something from them if they’re selling anything.
Pit Stop #1: An Apple Farm – Review
Our first stop – an apple farm in New York. The entrance was a little rough – we scraped our butts a bit on the entrance, but nothing too damaging. We were greeted by the farm owner, and taken up in to the orchard itself to park. How cool is that! Up among the apple trees. We parked, and cooked a meal and enjoyed a thunderstorm from inside our RV, all while being surrounded by apples. Lots and lots of apples.
We always spend money when we can at the places we stay within the Harvest Host network. And this place was no different. We bought fresh cheeses, fruits and veggies, pies and THE most amazing Apple Cider Donuts. I’ve never had them before, and now I’m hooked. Thanks Apple Farm (name withheld to protect the innocent. No, not really. The rules of Harvest Hosts are what happens in the network, stays in the network. So we don’t share the names of the places so non-members can’t show up and take advantage of the program!)
Pit Stop #2 – Boston Minute Man Campground – Review
Just 30 miles northwest of Boston , in the little town of Littleton, Massachusetts, is a really cute campground called Boston Minute Man. I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t expect a lot from this campground. I guess because it was closish to Boston and likely to be really busy, oh and they didn’t have online reservations! But we were really pleasantly surprised when we arrived and were taken to our site. It is set in amongst a forest of pine trees, and even though it was raining the whole time we were there, it was a gorgeous setting for us to spend a night.
The campground is named after the National Park in the same name: Minute Man National Historical Park. From their website:
At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.