New England Spring Road Trips

Spring heralds the beginning of RV season. If your RV has been in storage and you’ve been cooped up in your house all winter, put your RV through its paces and hit the open road on a spring trip to New England.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Drive the 27-mile round trip Mount Desert Island Loop from Bar Harbor. The island’s Loop Road circles this rugged island. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and stop by the Hulls Cove Visitors Center.

Rangely Lakes Scenic Byway, Maine

Take Maine routes 17 and 4 through the many mountains and lakes in the area. Stop at the Height of Land pullout to get some great pictures. And watch carefully – you should see plenty of bobcats, bear and moose. This scenic byway is about 50 miles.

Alpine Drama, Vermont

Take Vermont 108 from Stowe up into Smugglers’ Notch in the Green Mountains. Watch for corkscrews, cliffs and boulders. Stop in Jeffersonville for lunch or dinner. This route is about 18 miles.

Green Mountain Ribbon, Vermont

Travel Vermont Route 100 along the Green Mountains. This roadway runs from north to south and runs the length of the state. You’ll see tons of charming villages and history, especially between Ludlow and Waterbury. The route between these two towns is about 90 miles.

Coastal Crossing, New Hampshire

Take an 18-mile drive from Seabrook Beach to Portsmouth. While this is a short route, it could take you a day or two as there are many places to stop, including New Castle to see Wentworth by the Sea, Fort Constitution and Hampton Beach.

Stop by Jim’s RV Center

When you start planning for a road trip, be sure you plan to have your RV serviced before you head out, especially if this is the first time you’ve had it out since last fall. If you don’t have an RV, but think driving across New England sounds like fun, stop by to walk through our many floor plans. Be sure to call Jim’s RV Center to set up a service appointment or stop by to pick out a new RV if this sounds like something you’d like to do on our next vacation.


Visit Saratoga Spa State Park This Spring

Saratoga Spa State Park

Not every trip in your RV has to be an ambitious cross-country affair. There’s a little known park right here in New York that’s a real hidden gem. It’s the kind of place that’s great for a weekend road trip. You can even work it into your larger spring break plans.

Saratoga Spa State Park, located in Saratoga Springs, NY, is beautiful this time of year and has plenty of things to do for a fun weekend trip. Sprawling over 2000 acres of woods, hills, and waterways, it’s also got stuff that you wouldn’t expect from a state park in New York. There’s the outdoor performing arts center, swimming pools, golf courses, and even a museum. But what really sets Saratoga Spa apart is the unique distinction that it possesses the only active spouter geysers east of the Mississippi River.

The Saratoga Geyser (also known as the Geyser Island Spouter by some) appeared in the early 1900s when it breached the surface of what’s now the park. It’s been constantly evolving since then. The geyser has grown an island about itself made of mineral deposits. There are older photos of the geyser that you can compare to today in which you’ll notice that the mineral deposit island has become much larger over the past century. The geyser is also notable in that its water is quite cold compared to hot geysers you’ll see elsewhere in the country.

Besides the geyser and amenities, visitors can also enjoy an extensive hiking trail system, interpretive nature tours, and swimming in designated spots.

Visit Jim’s RV Center

Stop by Jim’s RV Center this spring to tour a new or used motorhome or travel trailer. Find one that’s perfect for your travel and vacation plans and leave the lot in your new RV today. Not on the market for a new RV? Jim’s RV Center can also help with RV service, parts, and accessories.