10 Reasons Camping is Best During the Fall Season

Many people believe the beginning of fall marks the end of camping season. Fortunately, a few lucky individuals realize that falltime does not have to mean an end to the camping fun. In fact, it might just be the best season to head out into nature and get in some quality camping time.

If you’re wondering why we think this is true, you’re not alone. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons why fall camping is the best camping.

1. Chilly Evenings

Let’s face it, campfires are much more fun when the weather is a bit chilly. For this reason, the autumn season is the perfect time for roasting marshmallows and singing songs around a roaring campfire.

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2. Brisk Days

Hot summer days can make any outdoor activities that don’t involve water absolutely miserable. When fall rolls around, we receive a welcome reprieve from the overly warm weather, and the cool, brisk days are wonderful for hiking and biking.

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3. Gorgeous Colors

As the leaves begin to change colors, we are treated to a colorful tapestry that is breathtaking at times. Camping encourages you to get outside, take a look around, and enjoy the beauty nature offers during the season.

4. Animal Activity

As the residents of the forest prepare for winter, there is often increased animal activity in the woods. This makes autumn the ideal time for a nice nature walk, as you are sure to see an animal or two along the way.

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5. Warm Coffee

There is nothing quite like waking up to a steaming cup of coffee on a fall morning. However, drinking that coffee in the great outdoors while relaxing at a beautiful campsite does make the experience even better.

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6. Snuggly Sleeping Bags

Even RV camping calls for sleeping bags sometimes. This is especially true during a chilly fall camping trip, when snuggling up with those you love is simply heavenly.

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7. Delicious Foods

With fall comes a vast array of delicious comfort foods. From soups and stews to pies and cocoa, you are sure to find plenty of wonderful treats to share around the campfire during your fall getaways. get some inspiration here!

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8. Crunchy Leaves

The layer of crunchy leaves that coats the ground is one of the best things about fall. This factor becomes even better when you are surrounded by trees and the crunchy layer is even deeper. Put on your hiking boots and stomp to your heart’s delight. In a wooded campground you won’t run out of leaves anytime soon.

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9. Quiet Campgrounds

Remember all those people we mentioned earlier? The ones that have probably packed their campers away? Those folks won’t be in the campgrounds now that fall is here, and that means you will be sharing the parks with few others.

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10. Stress Relief

Finally, we should mention the amazing rejuvenating effect camping can have. This is especially true during the fall when 1) the kids are heading back to school and sports, and 2) we are diving into the holiday season, making this the ideal time to take a weekend off and do some camping.

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There you have it! 10 wonderful reasons fall is the very best time to go camping. So what are you waiting for? Pull that RV or tent out of storage and head out for a falltime adventure this weekend!

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