If you live in a big city and want to take in some nature, consider visiting Allegheny National Forest, which is in Pennsylvania. You can drive there from Boston, MA, in about 8 hours and from DC in about 5 hours. Where would you sleep while there? In an RV of course. Here's what you need to know.
The Allegheny National Forest is roughly 512,000 acres and has campgrounds scattered throughout. To narrow down where you'd like to vacation, you can decide on what types of adventures you want to enjoy, such as fishing, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, swimming, mountain biking, ATV riding, or orienteering with a map and compass.
You may prefer to do some sightseeing, such as taking a tour of the Zippo factory or walking on the Kinzua Sky Walk nearby. Take a look at a map of the forest and locate the RV campgrounds that are close to the adventures you want to enjoy.
After you've narrowed down the general area of the forest based on the adventures nearby, select your RV campground by looking at the amenities available. How are the campsites laid out? Do you want a fire pit to roast marshmallows in the evenings? Is there a picnic table for you to use? Will you want to use a shower house facility? Are there electric hookups and dump stations?
If you have a pet would you want to take your pet along? You'll need to make sure to read the policies regarding pets and their waste disposal as well. Also, do the campgrounds allow you to leave pets in the RV while you are out on your adventures?
If you don't already own an RV and don't plan on buying one, you can rent an RV for your vacation at Allegheny National Forest. If you want to drive your "home away from home" yourself, rent one close to your home and experience driving it to the forest. Alternatively, have the RV delivered to your destination, which is a good option if you have no experience with driving and foresting an RV. The delivery service can set up and connect the RV for you so that it will be ready when you arrive.
In conclusion, RV camping in the Allegheny National Forest is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle that is part of living in a big city.