This year we managed two camping trips - one to the Saco River Campground in New Hampshire and one to the Craigleith Ontario Provincial Campground near Collingwood, Ontario.
One of our favorite campgrounds is the Saco River Campground in North Conway, New Hampshire. This Campground is a nature oasis on the Saco River which is just across the street from the largest Factory Outlet in New Hampshire. The Saco Ricer Campground offers canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the Saco River. It is also just an hour away Mount Washington. We've camped at Saco many times and always spend time floating on the river. Click Here
The campground is just an hour away Mount Washington. We took the opportunity while in North Conway to take the Cog Railway up to the top of Mount Washington. The Mount Washington Cog Railway, also known as the Cog, is the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway (rack-and-pinion railway). It is the second steepest rack railway in the world after the Pilatus Railway in Switzerland, with an average grade of over 25% and a maximum grade of 37.41%. The railway is approximately 3 miles long and ascends Mount Washington's western slope, beginning at an elevation of approximately 2,700 feet above sea level and ending just short of the mountain's summit peak of 6,288 feet.
Our new neighbour, Cara Singh and her two children Mia and Heidi joined us on our second camping trip to the Craigleith Provincial Campground. We booked two campsites and took our three tents so the kids could sleep in their own tent. The water in the lake was very high this year which pretty much eliminated the beach. The campground was perfect for the kids. It has a large playground and they have organized events for the kids. On one of the days we were there they had an insect event that the kids enjoyed. They were given nets and sent out to find insects in the field and return them to the instructor.
Overall this was a good campground. The washrooms
and showers were well maintained and close to our campsites. The
major downside of this campground was its proximity to the highway.
Heavy traffic throughout the night was disturbing.