The Eastern Seaboard is a busy place. Finding solitude can be a challenge when you’re RVing among the 117 million residents who live in Atlantic Coast states. But getting away from crowds isn’t totally impossible. A number of great East Coast RV trails near RV parks can be your setting for a perfect rural or urban retreat into nature.
Three Great East Coast Trails Near RV Parks for Easy Access
Whether you have one weekend, one week or longer for your RV getaway, youâ€™ll love the convenience of not having to drive to famous multi-use trails right outside your doorstep. The East Coast has many great trails near RV parks, and here are three with the most well-known scenery and amenities.
MAINE: The Eastern Trail in Sacco
Sunrise on the Eastern Trail near Portland. Image: Corey Templeton, Flickr.
Tourists flock to the coastal town of Sacco, Maine, for the townâ€™s beaches and amusement parks. But many also visit this historic community because of its proximity to the Eastern Trail.
The 28.9-mile-long multi-use path connects Portland to Kennebunk along old The Eastern Railroad Line, the first connecting Boston to Portland until it was decommissioned in 1945. Walk, run or bike along the flat coastal route that traverses through country roads, tidal wetlands and on urban neighborhood streets.
Most of the Eastern Trail is off-road but two small sections are on well-marked city streets. Fundraising campaigns are underway to take the entire trail off-road.
The closest RV campground near an Eastern Trail entrance is the Sacco / Old Orchard Beach KOA. This busy RV park is spacious, level, pet-friendly and less than a half mile away from the actual trailhead.
VIRGINIA: Virginia Creeper National Recreation TrailÂ
A bridge crosses a river along the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34-mile bicycling, jogging, and walking trail along an old railroad line from Abingdon through Damascus
René M. Agredano