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Northern Connecticut is home to lots of places to explore in an RV rental. The Nutmeg State has impressive fall foliage, a great sense of history, and is speckled with quaint small towns and villages.

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Connecticut also has a thriving wine industry, and you're sure to find a varietal to suit you. Because of the state's impressive history, it also has a collection of historic buildings including many vintage barns in almost every town.

If you're going to visit northern Connecticut in a luxury RV rental (or any rental), RVshare can help you find the perfect vehicle to suit your trip.

Vacationers who rent an RV in northern Connecticut can use it to investigate the state's history. As one of the United States' original 13 colonies, Connecticut has a deep connection to its past.

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Hartford

Visit the home of one of America's best-known storytellers at the Mark Twain House & Museum. Samuel Clemens' home was featured in 1000 Places to See Before You Die, and if you do, you can see his personal library, the Billiard Room where he wrote Huckleberry Finn, and tour his historic home and grounds. Also on your tour of famous American authors, visit the nearby Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to learn more about the woman who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, and see where she lived.

Relax in Bushnell Park and see the carousel dating from 1914, which is still in use today (and for $1 a ride, is still a pretty good deal!).

Finish with a trip to Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum, one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Investigate fossil tracks that are more than 200 million years old, and walk the nature trails at the Arboretum.

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Putnam

Farther north, you can relax in the small town of Putnam. See Cargill Falls and walk the Putnam River Trail. Also, make time to explore Main Street and the art shops and restaurants along there.

West Thompson Lake is near Putnam, and offers fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking for visitors to the park.

Where to Camp

Camp at West Thompson Lake Campground.

Woodstock

Its population may be small, but with almost 62 square miles, Woodstock is actually the second biggest town in Connecticut. Spend some time in the other Woodstock, and visit Camp Nahaco Park, situated on Crystal Pond, for fishing, boating, and swimming in summer, and ice skating and cross-country skiing in the winter. The park also has a new disco golf course opening this summer.

Where to Camp

Camp at the Chamberlain Lake Campground in Woodstock.

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The Northern Connecticut Wine Trail

Connecticut is unique in that its wineries aren't concentrated in one particular region of the state. There are vineyards and wineries all over Connecticut, and wherever you're visiting, you can probably find one nearby. While in northern Connecticut, you can follow some of the state's Wine Trail. In northern Connecticut, try the Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock (where kids are welcome, and you can pack a picnic to go along with your vino), the Land of Nod in East Canaan (which also offers fly fishing, and is near great hiking at the Blackberry River and waterfall) or the Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret (save time for antiquing in historic downtown Pomfret).

Where to Camp

Camp at the Mashamoquet Brook Campground at Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret.

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Follow the Northern Connecticut Barn Trail

Connecticut is also home to many beautiful, historic barns. Go on a photo hunt for the iconic red barns in the state. In northern Connecticut, start in Woodstock, and find a few barns. The Historic Barns of Connecticut website has barns registered in every county, so you can look them up wherever your travels take you in the state. Just remember -- you may take photos from public property and streets, but you may not trespass onto private land.

If you're camping in East Canaan, also be sure to visit the Beckley Furnace. The furnace was built in 1847, and produced crude iron (known as "pig iron") until 1919. The furnace is situated on the Blackberry River, so along with some history, you get a lovely view as well.

Where to Camp

Lone Oak Campsites in East Canaan.

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Haystack Mountain

When you summit this 1,716 foot peak, you can climb a 34-ft high stone tower and get a view of the Berkshires, and mountain peaks in Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont. This is also a great stop on a fall foliage tour, and a beautiful spot for spotting mountain laurel in early summer.

Where to Camp

Again, Lone Oak Campsites in East Canaan offers great camping and access to Haystack Mountain.

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Whether you're going on the Wine Trail, the Barn Trail, or checking out The Farmer's Cow -- a group of family-owned dairy farms in Woodstock, North Franklin, and other parts of Connecticut where you can tour working local farms and learn about where your food comes from, you're sure to find something to do in northern Connecticut. RVshare can help you find RV rental locations anywhere including northern Connecticut.

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RVshare can also help you find exactly the kind of rental that works for your trip. From motorhome rentals to travel trailer rentals to campervan rentals, you can browse the site and find the perfect fit for you and anyone coming along with you on this unforgettable trip!

 

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