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4 Things to Avoid While Camping with Kids in New England

A298, Waterfall, Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont, USA, 2010

Camping in New England is always fun, especially when you head to treasures like Acadia National Park, Green Mountain National Forest, and White Mountain National Forest. However, when you take the kids, a few extra steps will make everything easier.

  1. Don’t Rely Only on Your Tent – A central shelter besides a tent will help keep everyone comfortable and happy. Tarp setups and shelters can work very well for meals and other gatherings. Keeping your gathering areas separate from sleeping areas will help keep everyone happier.
  2. Never Forget Craft Kits or Toys – Toys or crafts that relate in some way to your camping trip will help kids stay happy and focused, especially if they involve activities you don’t usually do at home. Fun examples include toy boats or crafts that involve fall leaves.
  3. Don’t Underestimate Your Cooking Needs – Cooking out when camping is fun and allows you to get creative, but just requires a little extra preparation. Make sure you include a folding table, camping stove, and cutting boards. Kids will enjoy learning how to prepare food in this setting.
  4. Never Forget to Learn About Local History – Some of the best history lessons don’t come from school, but from experiencing history hands-on. New England is a treasure trove of history from native cultures to diverse groups of immigrants that have settled in the region. Interacting with locals who are descendants of these immigrants can be exciting for kids.

Visit True New England for great information about visiting, working and living in New England.

Holiday Craft Fair Fun

There’s no better way to get a head start on the Christmas shopping season than going to holiday craft fairs. You’ll enjoy the fun family atmosphere and be able to buy some unique gifts for your family. Here are some great fairs to check out:

There’s probably a fun Christmas fair going on near you! Visit our Facebook page to discuss your favorite Christmas and holiday fairs.