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Camping Destination of the Month

Our SPOTLIGHT Popular Local Campground 
Hither Hills State Park- Montauk, NY 4.9STARS!

Hither Hills State Park is a 1,755-acre state park located on the eastern end of the South Fork of Long Island near the hamlet of Montauk, New York

Hither Hills State Park offers visitors scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, playing fields, a playground and a 189-site campground on the ocean. Anglers can fish year-round and obtain permits to fish at night. The unique "walking dunes" of Napeague Harbor are located on the eastern boundary of the park, which also has woodlands filled with Russian olive, oak, shad and pine trees. Bridle paths and hiking, nature, biking and cross-country ski trails are available.

Address: 164 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
(631)668-2554
https://parks.ny.gov/parks/122/details.aspx



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Golden Ticket Winners 2018

Mustain, S. -New Jersey
Allen, T. -New Jersey
Jones, M.
-New Jersey
Steiner, P -New York
** NEW! Carlson,J -New Jersey

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 Camping Recipe of the Month       



This easy and delicious dessert includes only 3 ingredients.  WOW!!  We can’t decide what we enjoy more about it.  

  The fact that it takes less than 10 minutes to make or that you don’t end up with a gooey mess all over your hands like you do with traditional s’mores. Enjoy this camping favorite any time of the year!

  • Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 8 large marshmallows; cut in half
    • Graham crackers for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. In a small cast iron skillet, spread chocolate chips
  3. Arrange the marshmallows on top of the chocolate
  4. Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes, until marshmallows are lightly browned
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes
  6. Serve with graham crackers alongside the dip

It doesn't get much easier than that!

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Camping Tip Of The Month

Whether you're a family of weekend campers or a retired couple looking to travel full-time, every RV beginner has to know a few important things before making the maiden voyage. Here are six quick tips to consider before you pile in and head out.

Tip 1: Decide Whether to Buy or Rent

This isn't always an easy decision, with pros and cons for both. However, when you consider a few key factors, the answer becomes clearer.

  • Buy: You plan to go RV camping often or full-time and you have storage for the times when you aren't traveling.
  • Rent: You plan to go on a single trip, or want to test the waters before making a purchase.

Tip 2: Get to Know Your RV




With little road experience, it's especially important that RV beginners take time to learn how the motorhome works, even if it's just a rental. If something breaks, you should be able to assess the problem, and potentially fix it. This saves time and money spent at a mechanic.

When you get to know your RV, you're less likely to make operational errors. For example, if you don't know how many amps your main breaker can handle, there's a good chance you'll blow it. This is a potentially expensive error that can be avoided by getting to know your rig.

Tip 3: Take a Practice Drive

Consider the roads you plan to drive on, and take a smaller trip on similar terrain. As an RV beginner you don't yet know what will move around in the living area or how hard it will be to switch lanes, ascend hills, and park.

Once you know the intricacies of driving an RV, you can make necessary adjustments. For example, if your drawers pop open, which they often do, you need to find a way to keep them shut.

Tip 4: Bring Tools and Spare Parts

Pack a well-stocked tool kit, and add in the things that your RV might need, like extra fuses, light bulbs, jumper cables, nuts, bolts and connectors. In addition, be sure to bring parts that are unique to your rig. Without these, you risk having to wait for the part to be ordered and shipped.

Tip 5: Don't Wing It

The urge to be spontaneous is tempting when your home is on wheels. Scott Motor Coach RV Sales is empathetic: "There's a certain pleasure in going where you want, when you want." Still, they recommend you have a plan: "It does help, however, to have a solid plan in place if it's your first time planning an RV trip."

When RVing, plan:

  • The budget: How much you can allocate for food, fun and overnight stays.
  • Your food supply: To buy and eat out.
  • The route: The one you plan to take and alternate options.
  • Stops: The places you want to see along the way.
  • Campgrounds: Where along the route you plan to call it a night.

Tip 6: Create a Campground Setup Checklist

As an RV beginner, you might not have a campground routine yet. Therefore, having a checklist will ensure everything is set up as it should be. You checklist should include:

  • Check the site for low hanging branches or obstacles on the ground.
  • Locate the electrical, water and sewage hookups.
  • Pull your RV in, close to the hookups, and level it with blocks or stabilizing jacks, if necessary.
  • Secure your rig by chocking the wheels.
  • Connect to the electrical hookup, and switch your appliances to pull from this source of power, instead of the battery or propane.
  • Attach your sewer hose to the drain hook-up—be sure to wear gloves for this process.
  • Put out your awning and set up the campsite.

RV beginners have a lot to look forward to: RVing is a great way to travel and explore the outdoors. However, knowing the basics is important to having a stress-free trip.

Camping Game Of The Month

Glow-in-the-Dark Ring Toss

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This version of ring toss could be fun for young and old. Pick up glow-in-the-dark rings and sticks, which you can find for cheap at most discount stores, and you can set up your game as soon as the sun sets. It’ll be fun to see who can do the best!

Place Glow Sticks inside water plastic bottles filled with water. See who can ring the most!

Camping Pet Tip Of The Month

Use a Pet Cam

We purchased an inexpensive NetCam in order to check in on our pets when we're away. It is very easy to use. We turn on our hotspot and connect the camera to it. Using our phone app, we can check in on our rig whenever we are away.

When temps have not been favorable one way or the other, we have placed a thermometer in the view of the camera so that we can monitor the inside temp of our rig as well. Up until this point, we have not opened the app to find an emergency. We have found that the idea of being able to see our pets at any time while we are exploring outside the rig gives us great peace of mind.

Camping With Kids Tip Of The Month

On RV road trips or not, every kid likes to collect things. Whether it is dolls, Legos, video games, or just stuff in general, you will be hard pressed now-a-days to find a child who doesn't like to have a whole lot of something. However, collecting things and RV travel with kids do not exactly go together hand-in-hand. There are, however, some really great things kids can collect on a road trip that take up little space and also serve as a keepsake for the miles and miles they have traveled, and the wonderful places they have seen.

  • Gift Shop Souvenirs
  • Scutelliphily: Patch or Badge Collecting
  • Elongated Coins (Squished Pennies)
  • Rocks and Stones
  • Pins and Pinback Buttons
  • Stamps
  • State Magnets or Stickers

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