Camping is a treat no matter when you choose to go. Let’s be realistic; a chance to escape the hectic day-to-day lifestyle to relax in the middle of the great outdoors, you can’t really go wrong, can you?

But there’s something about camping during the fall that makes the experience that much more enjoyable. While the summer months seem like the time to pack up and hit the road for most people, fall is really a great season to plan your next trip.

Not convinced? Consider these five reasons you should go camping this fall.

The Weather

Between the vibrant colored changing leaves, the crisp autumn air paired with the warm sunshine, it really shouldn’t take much convincing to prove why fall’s weather makes an ideal camping getaway.

There’s something about coffee or hot chocolate during these months that they’ve truly never tasted as good as they do on a brisk autumn morning. The fall offers ideal temperatures without the hot humidity that comes in the summer. Bundling up with the right clothes and gear makes fall camping a cozy experience.

Affordable Rates

Generally speaking, after Labor Day, many campgrounds drop their rates, stop taking reservations and become first-come-first-serve to campers. Now that the peak season has officially come to a close, fall makes the best time to book your next trip if you’re looking for affordable rates.

Less Bugs

When the temperature drops and the leaves change, those chilly fall temperatures oftentimes will chase away the usual overflow of bugs, forcing them to find a warmer climate.

Forested and heavily-wooded campsites, which are often flooded with mosquitos and other pesky insects then become much more comfortable and a lot less bug-infested. However, to play it safe, it’s never a bad idea to pack a can of bug spray just in case.

Different Activities

While swimming, water sports, golf and other summer camping activities start to fade out during the fall months, there’s a surplus of new activities for campers to take advantage of.

Hiking and biking has never been more enjoyable than it is during the fall. What better time to take a brisk walk and take in the picturesque sights of a campsite that is experiencing the color changes that fall brings?

Apple and pumpkin picking, bird watching and even leaf collecting are all great alternatives to some of those summer camping activities. Not to mention, there’s usually always some sort of Fall Festival or Oktoberfest going on in a nearby town.

Fewer Crowds

Part of getting away to go camping is to get away from chaos. Oftentimes during the summer months, campers find themselves still face-to-face with chaos to some degree due to the popularity of camping during these months. Busy campgrounds can be overwhelming and not-so-relaxing in the summer.

With less people inclined to camp during the chillier months and the school year, you’re almost guaranteed having fewer neighbors and much less crowded trails.


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