Best campsites for young adults
You'll learn the coolest features of each natural wonderland, how much it costs, and the best time of year to visit. Find your park, then grab your tent, bear-proof cooler, and a few friends for a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Why It’s Cool: Maine is known as the Pine Tree State for a reason: It’s covered in 17 million acres of forest.
While only 2,000 people attempt to hike the entire 2,186-mile trail each year (about a quarter actually finish), between 2 and 3 million people hike or walk a portion of it.
Whether you cover two miles or 20, it’s still cool to say you’ve done it! Check out the Appalachian Trail Museum, located near the midpoint of the AT. Backpacking and river camping range from to per night, while basic campsites start at per night. Why It’s Cool: If you love beaches and camping, this is the spot for you.
Parking at a trailhead may require a permit; check signage at your chosen lot. Why It’s Cool: Vermont's Long Trail is one of the Green Mountain National Forest's biggest draws, so try finding a camping spot close by to hike a portion of it during your stay.
Aside from being stunning, the 270-plus miler is the oldest long-distance trail in the U. It follows the ridge of the Green Mountains through Vermont from the Massachusetts border to Canada.
Reservations at any site are recommended, but some first-come-first-serve spots may be available. Visitor services are typically open only March to November.
To us, camping is all about finding those extra-special places to camp.
Our team has spent years searching the UK for the very best campsites and glamping sites in England, Scotland and Wales (and throughout Europe too).
Between this website and our guidebook series, you can discover our most-loved campsites.
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But whatever you're looking for, as long as you favour the characterful rather than the commercial, smaller rather than larger sites, and value location or views over pristine facilities, then you're in the right place for discovering the very best campsites in the UK, France and a growing list of other European countries.