Spacious Skies Campgrounds is offering an easy-to-follow campground-to-campground Fall Color Trail that highlights peak fall color as it progresses from the North to the South, according to a press release.
The first location on the 15-stop trail is the northernmost campground in the collection, Spacious Skies Balsam Woods in north central Maine, where fall color can be viewed starting in early September. The final stop along the meandering trail is Spacious Skies Savannah Oaks in Savannah, Ga., the latest addition to the collection of campgrounds. There, the fall color lasts well into November. Mileage from Maine to Georgia by way of the campgrounds is just shy of 2,500 miles.
Travelers who are members of the Spacious Skies Loyalty Program – called Cosmic Campers – receive a 12% discount on all RV site, cabin and glamping reservations. The annual fee to join the program is $31.90 (reflecting the company’s start date of March 19, 2021). Loyalty program members also receive exclusive releases of Cosmic Camper merchandise and regular updates about Spacious Skies locations and programs.
The Fall Color Trail was first offered last year, and since then Spacious Campgrounds has added two new locations: Spacious Skies Savannah Oaks and Spacious Skies Bear Den in Spruce Pine, N.C. near Asheville.
Although only a lucky few people might be able to take nearly three months to visit all 15 locations during the peak color in each location, there are many ways regional RVers and glampers can enjoy partial trail fun. The trail is especially popular among snowbirds from Canada and northern states who want to get an early start on their warm-weather winter-season adventures.
Complete details about the trail are available online with campground-by-campground details about when the fall color begins and ends in each location, regional trees and the colors visitors can expect to see.
“Fall-color enthusiasts will find abundant places along the trail to enjoy the color no matter when in the season they are traveling,” said Ali Rasmussen, co-founder of Spacious Skies Campgrounds. “In September, the maples, birches and oaks at campgrounds in Maine and New Hampshire are bursting with color. And by late October and November, the oak and hickory forests in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia have turned stunning shades of red, copper and yellow.”
Beyond the color
Beyond the stunning color, there are plenty of other reasons to follow the fall along the Spacious Skies Campgrounds Fall Color Trail.
- For example, campers at Spacious Skies Walnut Grove in Southern Maine can visit the famous Old Orchard Beach Pier and enjoy live music, great food and retro beach-y entertainment like arcade games and rides. Fall color here begins in mid-September and lasts through about mid-October.
- At Spacious Skies Belle Ridge in Monterey, Tennessee, there’s a natural fishing hole where campers can spend long, lazy days savoring the season. Located just west of the Appalachian Mountains in central Tennessee, campers at this 500-acre destination can also hike to waterfalls at the campground and at nearby state parks. Located just off I-40, the campground feels secluded but is easily accessible from the highway.
- There’s an authentic, almost retro, vibe at two New York state campgrounds — Spacious Skies Adirondack Peaks and Spacious Skies Woodland Hills. Both have fun amenities like gem mining, a jumping pillow, playgrounds and an arcade. Woodland Hills offers fishing, paddleboat rentals, an open-air pavilion and volleyball, while Adirondack Peaks has miniature golf, a gaga ball pit and two pools for extra fun. There are a variety of lodging choices for non-RVers too. Woodland Hills features retro RV rentals and a pond-side cottage, while Adirondack Peaks has glamping yurts and a selection of cabins.
- Blue Ridge Parkway fans will find three campgrounds within striking distance of the famous 469-mile route. Just beyond the northern edge of the parkway is Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views in Luray, Va., near Shenandoah National Park, where fall color typically lasts until mid-October. Here, visitors can book yurts and cabins as well as a variety of RV sites. Close to Asheville, N.C. are Spacious Skies Hidden Creek in Marion and Spacious Skies Bear Den in Spruce Pine. At these two stunning North Carolina locations, guests may see fall color as late as mid-November.