There’s something about camping that makes it a great getaway – whether it’s the wildlife, the trees, the campfires, or just the fun of being together, our EWR Airport parking members love it. If you’re a camper at heart, too, we have some great spots in the U.S. that you should check out:
If you’re a tree lover, Maine is a great place to spend a camping weekend. The state is known for its 17 million acres of forest and at Acadia National Park, you’ll find mountains, woodlands, lakes, and even an ocean shoreline. Enjoy hiking, swimming, bird watching, and more. You can even hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain and be the first person to see the sunrise on the East Coast.
For a completely unique camping landscape, head to Death Valley, California. The below-sea-level basin consists of 3.4 million acres of rolling sand dunes and mountains, and is considered the lowest and driest national park. Despite the desert conditions, Death Valley is home to lush oases that are refuges for fish and other wildlife. Explore the park on foot, horseback, or even by car.
What’s better than camping? Camping by the beach, of course. Assateague Island is located just off the shore of Maryland and Virginia and boasts beautiful sandy beaches and coastal bays. You’ll also find salt marshes and forests that make for some scenic hiking. The best part of the island, however, are the wild horses that roam the area.
If you’re someone who loves camping for the views, you can’t beat Grand Canyon National Park. With three different campsites at three different rim points, you can choose which view of the canyon you want to take in. You can also enjoy a hike down into the canyon, kayaking along the Colorado River, and an authentic mule ride. Plus, the park’s seclusion makes for some beautiful star gazing at night.
When you think “mountains,” you probably don’t think “Arkansas,” but the northern part of the state is home to a maze of tunnels and grottos through beautiful natural mountains. You’ll also find waterfalls, a plethora of hiking trails, and the opportunity to canoe or fish along the area’s lakes and rivers. You can even zipline or play a round of golf at the local golf course.
Take a trip to Glacier Bay and you’ll be mesmerized by the 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, momentous glaciers, beautiful coastlines, deep sheltered fjords, and even a rainforest. While you take in the spectacular views (either on foot or by boat), you’ll find a variety of wildlife, including sea otters, harbor seals, elk, grizzly bears, humpback whales, and 247 different species of birds.
Where: New York
For a great dose of lake camping, head to upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains region. The area boasts an intricate network of freshwater lakes, each a different size and all of them beautiful. In addition to nature-rich hiking, you can enjoy boating, swimming, paddling, fishing, canoeing, and plenty of other water-related activities.
Utah offers some amazing landscapes, and Arches National Park is quite possibly the epitome of it. With towering red rock structures, it may feel like you’re camping on another planet. If you’re a lover of hikes, the park offers long, short, and mid-length hikes of all difficulties, and if biking, horseback riding, or rock climbing is your thing, you’ll be in the perfect place.
No matter where you decide to camp, make your EWR Airport parking reservation with us and save both money and time.