Mixed into the dense urban landscape of New England, Connecticut's campgrounds offer a relief from the cramped congestion of the cities. Although Connecticut is not known for it's outdoor prowess, there are many places where you can escape to a greener, more peaceful setting than downtown Hartford.
Connecticut camping generally runs from mid-April through the end of September. After those dates, the traditional Northeastern weather kicks in and the temperatures drop too much for camping to be a feasible option for all but the most experienced outdoor enthusiasts.
The parks also generally have a check out time of noon and a maximum stay of 14 days. Although RV's and campers are allowed at almost all of Connecticut's campsites, their total length must be less than 35 feet to be allowed in a campground.
Staying in a Connecticut campground is a convenient way to get away from it all without really being away from it all. Connecticut's compact landscape means that you can stay within easy driving distance of your house and sleep in a tent or under the stars that night.
The Appalachian Trail runs through Connecticut and it can be accessed by the popular Pine Knob Loop Trail in the Housatonic Meadows State Park.
For beach camping, Hammonasset State Park on the shores of Long Island Sound allows you to throw a tent on the sand and snore your way through the night next to the water, and backpackers can enjoy the camping on land that the states Blue Trails opened up for the camping masses.
Find more information on Connecticut campgrounds and parks here.
Hammonasset State Park
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