Written By: Alyssa Hossler
Hello Fellow Adventurers!
I will now be posting about a cool new spot each week! Some spots I post about will be local and some I will happen upon when I venture outside my typical parameters! I will post on this blog as well as Instagram: @stoltzfus_rv
Will you wander with me?
This week’s dose of wanderlust has made me nostalgic of Marsh Creek State Park in Chester County, PA.
Here is the State Park’s website!
This park is perfect if you are an avid boater: kayak, canoe, paddle board, wind surfing.
There are also beautiful hiking and picnic areas! It’s a great place to hang with friends and family. Whether you want to kick back and sun bathe or play ‘who can paddle faster?’, this park is perfect for a day in the great outdoors.
Marsh Creek has a boat rental shack, ice cream shop, and indoor bathrooms (so you can enjoy both the great outdoors and the comfort of home when nature calls…pun intended).
These pictures I took last summer. Such a gorgeous park!
Attention All Campers!
Stoltzfus RV’s & Marine will be hosting a contest to see who is the most creative camper!
How to participate:
Take a picture of you, your friends, your family with your RV at a campsite and upload your picture onto our Facebook page with the hashtag #StsrecCamper
We will post your picture on our website in our Happy Camper slideshow!
The most creative picture wins! So dust off your old costumes and twinkle lights, and start practicing your handstands because the winner of this contest will win a $100 Gift Card to Stoltzfus RV’s & Marine’s Accessory Department!
Our Contest Ends on January 7, 2015!
So, will you accept the challenge? I did!
Here is the source where I found the beautiful outer space backdrop for my photoshopped picture!
“Outer Space Wallpaper.” Full HD Desktop Wallpapers. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.
Feel free to warm it on the stove or over a fire!
(Pairs well with a grilled ham and cheese sandwich)
1 Carton/Box of Red Pepper Tomato Soup
• (Can be found in the organic section of the grocery store)
1 Can of Chunky Crushed/ Chopped Tomatoes
• (Recommended: Basil, Garlic, and/or Oregano Flavored)
1 Bag of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice
•(Recommended: Whole Grain Medley- Brown and Wild Rice)
- Follow instructions for proper soup heating on the box.
- (Soup does not need to be hot to add following ingredients)
- Strain the canned tomatoes in the sink and add the chunks to the soup.
- Finally, add the packet of rice to the soup. Stir frequently and once the soup reaches the desired temperature, it is ready!
If you and your family are looking for a Halloween getaway, look no further!
In this week’s blog, we will venture into the spooky abyss of Halloween camping attractions! For both Family Friendly Adventures and Adult Thrills!
Kid Friendly Halloween Themed Campsites:
1. Jellystone Park in Lincoln, DE
- The dates are October 17-19, Oct. 24-26, & Oct. 31- Nov. 2, 2014
- Activities include: Trick or treating, movies, pumpkin and site decorating, costume contests, hayrides and more.
- For more information, visit: www.delawarejellystone.com
2. Eagles Peak in Robesonia, PA
- The dates are October 17-19 & Oct. 24-26, 2014.
- Activities include: Trick or Treat, Halloween crafts, and pumpkin carving.
- For more information, visit: http://www.abcamping.com/abeaglespeak/
3. Duncan’s Family Campground in Lothian, MD
- The dates are October 17-19 & Oct. 24-26, 2014.
- Activities include: Bobbing for apples, haunted hayrides, Trick or Treat, zombie survival contest, costume contests, pumpkin carving, and more!
- For more information, visit: http://duncansfamilycampground.com/index.php
Adult Thrills (Actual Haunted Campsites That Will Scare Your Socks Off!) :
1. Harold Parker State Forest: Massachusetts
- The Haunted Tale: As you may already be familiar with, during the 1600s in Salem, Massachusetts, people who were accused of practicing witchcraft were persecuted for supposedly bending the laws of nature. This forest is adjacent to the town of Salem and the paranormal happenings of this village tend to spill over into this forest (Scannapiego).
- Click here to schedule your trip… if you dare!
2. Atlantic Blueberry Hill: New Jersey
- The Haunted Tale: “This desolate pine forest makes camping at night feel downright creepy—especially since the Jersey Devil supposedly terrorized the area for 200 years. Many described it as a flying two-legged creature with hooves. Others say a woman named “Mother Leeds” invoked the devil as she gave birth to her 13th child, who flew off into the night shortly thereafter. Even Napolean Bonaparte’s brother has claimed to have seen the beast” (Scannapiego).
- For more information, click here to be taken to their website!
3. Hunting Island: South Carolina
- The Haunted Tale: “It’s not just the creepy looking Spanish moss that makes Hunting Island a perfect Halloween camping spot. This barrier island—5000 acres of pristine sanctuary for deer, fiddler crabs, egrets and maritime forest—is just a short drive to Savannah, Georgia, AKA: America’s most haunted city. The entire area is famous for its disturbing accounts of aggravated spirits, hauntings and frightening cemeteries” (Scannapiego).
- For more information on a campsite on Hunting Island, click here… that is if you aren’t scared!
Scannapiego, Christina. “Halloween Camping Spots for Paranormal Experiences.”Active.com. Active Network. Web. 16 Oct. 2014. <http://www.active.com/outdoors/articles/halloween-camping-spots-for-paranormal-experiences>.