Although there are far fewer fall campers than summer campers, there is something extremely exciting and romantic about early fall camping trips. The leaves begin to change colors, there is a crisp chill in the air, and there is the fresh smell of cider and donuts. In fact, there are many fall camping opportunities that you simply cannot experience during the summer months. Consider planning a fall camping trip to participate in the following experiences.
The beautiful views of fall
Once summer begins to transition into fall, nature puts on its own beauty show. The leaves change colors into shades of orange, brown, and yellow. Choosing a camp resort that is located in a part of the country that experiences a colorful fall can be a memorable camping vacation. Most campers travel many miles for camping anyway. Campers traveled an average distance of 186.7 miles for camping trips. Regardless of where you live, you can reach a camp resort that puts on the beautiful views of fall.
The coziness and romantic feel of fall camping
While a large percentage of campers are families, there are also a significant number of campers that are couples. Camping itself can be a romantic experience as you are forced to share a small tent with your significant other. You will also find something romantic and connective in the outdoors. When you combine these traditional camping experiences with the beauty and crisp weather of the fall, it becomes an even more romantic experience. Light a fire and turn off all technology and truly get to know your significant other.
The ability to experience different seasons
Fall can be very different, depending on where you live in the country. Southern states do not see much difference from summer to fall, or even winter. Western states may get a break from the heat, but often do not get to experience the changing colors of the fall season. Campgrounds in Texas may also notice little difference between seasons, with temperatures remaining warm enough to swim. Choosing a camp resort that is different from your home state?s fall can be an exciting camping adventure. Plan a fall camping trip that is outside of your well known weather area. For a truly unique experience, go as far north as possible. Campgrounds in Ontario require you to cross the Canadian border but can give you a truly unique camping opportunity.
Different outdoor camping activities
Summer camp trips often include swimming, beach going, and relaxing. If you camp during the heat of the summer, you might avoid more active outdoor activities including hiking, biking, or outdoor sports. However, during the cooler fall months, you can participate in these exciting camp activities. Hiking especially can be a unique experience during the fall months. The weather is cool enough to hike long distances but is not so cold that you cannot handle the temperature. With 87% of campers participating in multiple outdoor activities, the fall can actually give you more outdoor options to choose from. If you usually choose campgrounds near lakes during the summer, completely change up your trip with a forest or mountain camping vacation.
A lot of people camp. The 2014 American Camper Report shows that 40.1 million Americans, or 14% of the US population over age six, camped in 2013. The highest percentage of these camping trips took place in the summer months. If you are looking for a unique, exciting, and romantic camping vacation, try fall camping in a destination with the beautiful season change.