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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 


CAMPER PREP TIPS FOR FALL CAMPING

PICK THE RIGHT FALL DESTINATION

The number one must-have for fall camping is the perfect destination. Here are a few things to consider as you choose your vacation location:

Average autumn climate plays a big part in knowing where to camp this fall. Asheville, North Carolina, for example, is a fantastic fall camping destination and generally sees highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s in September, dropping to the 60s and 40s by the end of October. That makes for perfect cool weather hiking and serious snuggling by the fire.

Southern Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, on the other hand, is less predictable, with high temps ranging from 60s to 80s and lows from 30 to 50. But what a glorious place it is, and with the right planning, it can become your favorite fall camping destination! Bottom Line: Do your homework and pack for the weather no matter your autumn camping spot.

WHAT TO PACK FOR FALL CAMPING

Once you’ve got a destination in mind, your packing list becomes easier. Unload the hot weather gear and fill your bins/totes/backpacks with clothes you can layer if temperatures fall. Even with the best research, the autumn climate can surprise you, especially at higher elevations. Lightweight jackets for hiking, a couple of long-sleeve shirts, warm socks, cool weather foot gear and extra blankets will keep your autumn camping expedition comfortable.

And don’t forget the sunscreen, insect repellent and water bottles! The sun still shines in autumn and some bugs are simply persistent. You don’t want your adventure ruined by a sunburn, bug bites or dehydration.

What else will you need for those outdoor adventures? Will you bring along your bikes, kayaks or climbing gear, or will you arrange for them with local outfitters? Many hiking, paddling and biking clubs now have websites or blogs where current conditions are shared. Check those out as you pack.

  • Double-check tire pressures, brakes and towing gear. In some areas, autumn temps may dip below the freezing mark, which could mean slippery spots on roads. Properly inflated tires, fully functional vehicle and trailer brakes and hitches rated for the weight being towed are essential for safe RV travel. Your best defense, in the case of rapidly deteriorating road conditions, is to wait until roads have been cleared and treated to drive.
  • Know how to operate your RV’s heating system. This sounds silly, but if you’ve only camped in warm weather, turning on the heating system may not be in your skill set. If you’re renting an RV, pay attention to the demo. It goes without saying that your motorhome’s heating system should be checked out periodically by an RV expert to ensure safe operation.
  • Know how to protect your RV’s water systems. On the off chance you’ll experience a hard freeze while camping in autumn, someone in your crew should know how to disconnect water lines from tanks and drain them to prevent damage to water and waste systems. Again, if this is a rental unit, ask what to do if you encounter freezing weather.

Many RVers enjoy camping even into winter, and you can certainly safely enjoy an autumn camping expedition by employing these common sense tips.

Take advantage of cooler temperatures, campground discounts and fewer neighbors by planning a fall RV camping trip now. Choose your destination, plan your activities and pay attention to the weather. Pack for variable temps, prep your RV for safe travel and don’t forget to plan menus that create warm memories! It’s autumn and some of your best days camping by RV await.-KOA

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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