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My Own Private Beach at Nantucket Sound

Can you say “My own private beach at Nantucket Sound” …because you’re saving money staying at Camper’s Haven?

File Camper’s Haven RV Resort and its nearby attractions under embarrassment of riches. If you leave out about 90% off all the attractions in the area, you’re still left with ferries close by the campground that will take you to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island.

Just the sounds of those places: Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island. They sound cool because they are. You can spend days there admiring stunning art and handicrafts done by local artists. The shopping and restaurant action is incredible. World famous golf courses, Go-Karts, and mini-golf abounds.

Not far from there, about 12 miles, you can wonder at some of the amazing exhibits and artifacts at the Plimoth Plantation (affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute) and the John F. Kennedy Museum. The Plimouth Plantation gives history buffs (or about-to-become-buffs) a thrilling recreation of a 17th century English village, like the ones built by the Pilgrims along the shores of Plymouth Harbor. You get to view realistic reproductions of objects that Pilgrim life revolved around: soap and candle making, kitchen and cooking equipment, gardens, etc. And the heritage breed livestock animals are great fun.

While you’re there, encourage your kids to ask whatever questions they like of the the costumed historians wandering around. These “actors” are used to chatting about how the Pilgrims raised their children, religious practices, cooking or any topic you can think of. Plimoth Plantation is just a great place to hang out and look around!

Now, there are other kinds of history, if you think about it. Let’s say you’re a big baseball fan. While you’re in the area, check out an amateur game watching the Cape Cod Baseball League, currently in its 114th season. That’s history, too, don’t you think?

Or, if you’re the eco-type, people say the local agricultural cranberry bog tours are awesome. Agriculture just isn’t boring,(we all love food!) and these tours open up a whole new world to the more citified folk. Kids love this alternate reality. You can also hop on a whale watching tour on Cape Cod Bay or ride bikes on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Is it even possible to look at whales and feel bored?

Once you take the ferry back to Camper’s Haven, you can either rest (and that’s ok, too), or amuse yourself endlessly with all the fun they have going on there. And the fun is endless at the campground: you have your own private, handicap accessible, 500 foot private sandy beach, clubhouse with billiards, bocce ball, two playgrounds, adult (and kids) recreation hall and exercise room, boathouse adult lounge with billiards, free cable TV, mini-golf, and Wireless Internet. It’s nice staying at Camper’s Haven, because their 275 sites and all grounds are gated. You can’t put a price on that kind of security and peace, which in itself is relaxing.

Camper’s Haven appeals to lots of camper types: they roll out the welcome mat if you choose to tent camp and they have sites just for you. For that matter, you could also reserve one of their rental homes. They’ve factored in your needs at this campground; you’ll find an on-site grocery store that carries ice and beach toys (which always comes in handy if you’ve forgotten some play things). Their store has a snack bar where you can order breakfast, lunch and get ice cream, as well.

Isn’t it about time to see some cool parts of Massachusetts, while staying at your own place on your own private beach at RV rates? If so, contact Campers Haven RV Resort at their website

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