RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Boston Globe:
Boston Globe travel writers have identified eight "beautiful campgrounds" in New England. The parks, all publicly owned, are Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine; Cathedral Pines, Eustis, Maine; Lily Bay State Park, Greenville, Maine; DCR Savoy Mountain State Forest, Florida, Mass.; DCR Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich, Mass.; Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, N.H.; White Lake State Park, Tamworth, N.H.; and Smugglers’ Notch State Park, Stowe, Vt.
From The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown:
Fun-filled events, music and hot showers are just some of the attractions for the Fifth Annual BikeFest being held at the 73-acre Cambria County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Thunder in the Valley festivities.
The BikeFest is sponsored by the Cambria Summit and Blair County chapters of Pennsylvania ABATE – Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education – which promotes safety and encourages favorable legislations for motorcyclists.
The campsites, which will be available starting Wednesday (June 20), cost $5 a day, or $15 for the weekend, said, Carol Lange of Duncansville, Cambria Summit president.
“We’re an over-21 (age) campground. We’ll have bike games, food vendors, tattoo artists and on-site beer sales. Free hot-showers and indoor bathrooms are available,” Lange said.
Several bands will be making appearances.
For the fairgrounds, the event produces some badly needed revenues, said Pat Fyock, office manager.
“We rent them the grounds, and they do everything. It’s been a very positive experience with no problems, and it brings a lot of visitors to town,” Fyock said.
They said that the location is close not only to downtown Ebensburg, where the Wheels & Wings events will be held Thursday, but other Thunder events in Johnstown and nearby communities.
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The New York Centrals, the local chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), celebrated the chapter's 35th year with a rally this past weekend in Camillus.
"We make RVing fun. We take advantage of RVing and it kind of leads to a nice lifestyle,” said Daniel McCoy, New York Centrals second vice president.
It is a lifestyle that allows them to travel hundreds of thousands of miles around the region and country. But for some chapter members, a long distance ride is not on the itinerary. Chapter President Paul Hallagan planned to go to Indianapolis for an RV event but is staying around Central New York instead.
Hallagan said, "We stay local because of the fact that fuel prices are still rather high. Even though they went up but they went back down, it's still higher than last year's prices. The local travel is much more important for our chapters to stay."
RVs like this motorcoach have a 100 gallon tank. The owner says he fills up at $4.10 per gallon for diesel. So, you can imagine why some people are deciding not to go too far this season.
"It's too much. They don't get the best mileage," said Hallagan.
The bigger RVs get about eight miles per gallon which is good for that size. To accommodate those who are staying closer to home, the chapter has a number of monthly rallies planned nearby, including one at Harbor Fest.
From the Chillicothe Gazette:
Ross County has had its second drowning of the year.
Michael K. Green, 29, of Chillicothe, had been fishing with friends near Misty Harbor Campground Friday night (June 15) when he waded into Paint Creek to check some lines, the Ross County sheriff's office reported.
Green traveled too far from shore and the weight of his clothing pulled him under the water, according to the sheriff's office. Witnesses tried to rescue Green but were unable to reach him and called for help at 10:55 p.m. Friday.
Deputies were on scene shortly after receiving the call but also were unable to find Green. Water rescue divers found Green's body at 1:01 a.m. Saturday in the area where he last was seen.