Fall camping is my absolute favorite time to camp with my kids. To me, there’s nothing better.
Reasons To Love Fall Camping
Gorgeous scenery. The backdrop for camping doesn’t get any better than this. Beautiful foliage in orange, yellow and red float gently to the ground like brightly colored snow. Fall is a great time to take a hike and take some fabulous photos.
Great weather. After spending a hot summer trying to keep cool while camping, the moderate temperatures of fall are a welcomed change. You can now enjoy your campfire without breaking a sweat. Ni-ice.
Comfort camping food. Finally, it’s time to break out your Dutch oven and whip up a big ol’ pot of stew or campfire chili. Nothing tastes better on a cool night.
Ghost stories make a comeback. If you have become a little lax at telling ghost stories around the campfire, it’s time to break them back out. Whether you are on the lookout for a ghost who has lost his metallic appendage (golden arm…golden arm…) or scanning the woods for zombies on the prowl, ghost stories can add a little fun to your trip. Ghost stories go with fall camping like orange and black wrapped taffy goes with Halloween. For young kids, not-so-scary ghost stories are fun and silly.
Less crowds. The kids are back in school, so camping during the week is much less crowded. If you have kids, consider camping on Fall Break. As other families are heading to amusement parks to battle traffic and long lines, you can spend Fall Break relaxing and enjoying some quality time with your kids.
Crisp mornings. Nothing can compare to waking up on a cool crisp morning while snuggling deeper into your warm sleeping bag.
Well, I’ve talked myself into it. I’m ready to go camping again. Who’s with me?
I’ll see you by the campfire.
What’s your favorite thing about fall camping? Or do you prefer a different season for camping?
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