Labor Day is considered the end of summer for many. The kids are back in school, the days are shorter and temperatures cooler. With the approach of fall many begin to put away their outdoor gear thinking the camping season is over. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. With fall approaching, now is the time to start making plans for some fun-filled RV outings for the entire family, not putting the RV away until next summer. There’s no doubt about it, autumn is the best time of year for getting out & about, enjoying the beautiful and colorful countryside. The Pacific Northwest is blessed with moderate temperatures year ’round allowing for a host of activities to be enjoyed from the comfort of a RV even in fall and winter.
Let’s look as some of the fun fall activities that can be enjoyed with a RV:
- Autumn Colors: Leaf peeping tours have become very popular in recent years and there is no better way to enjoy them than with a RV. You can tour popular fall color routes ending your day camped under a canopy of reds, yellows and oranges. To find where the colors are best do an online search for “Fall Color Tours” in your area.
- Attend a Fall Festival: Harvest Festivals and Octoberfest are just a couple of the possibilities for an autumn get away in the RV. Leavenworth’s Octoberfest is a perfect example of a fall festival that can be enjoyed by an RV. Campgrounds are still open, un-crowded and eager for your business.
- Tailgating: Seattle is the home to the Superbowl Champion Seahawks and who isn’t football crazy in the Pacific Northwest? Can’t obtain / afford in demand Seahawk tickets, then plan a trip to your alma mater or a smaller college this fall for a little tailgating with the RV. After the game retreat to a nearby campground for s’mores around the campfire with the family. (See the last blog installment for more on tailgating)
- Fall Fairs: RV to a small old time country fair in one of the lesser populated counties of the state. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of kettle corn on your may out to be enjoyed with loved ones at camp later.
- Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Relive your childhood by RVing to a pumpkin patch or corn maze. Finish your visit with a cup of hot chocolate in the warmth of your RV.
- Christmas Shopping: Do a bit of pre-holiday shopping and enjoy post-summer deals at an outlet mall. It seems that RV parks are never far away.
- Fall Produce: Visit a U-pick orchard or highway fruit stand on the way to your campout. Enjoy a delicious apple pie for your evening dessert in the RV. Don’t be surprised if the smell of your fresh baked pie attracts neighboring campers to your campsite! Many fruit stands also offer a cornucopia of fresh vegetables as well, which can be turned into a scrumptious foil wrapped dinner simmered over the campfire.
Yes summer is over, but as you can see from above, there is no need to put away the RV just yet. Enjoy the autumn season and your RV by enjoying one or more of the suggestions above. If you don’t already own a RV, now is the time to join this fabulous carefree lifestyle by attending The Seattle Fall RV Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center September 11th – 14th, 2014. At the show you can tour hundreds of RVs, learn which type of RV is right for you, gain insight at the informative seminars , shop RV accessories, check out the latest tow vehicles and more.
In the next installment we will look at all the fun winter activities that can be enjoyed from the warmth of a RV.