Region One News – October 2013

Published: October 1, 2013

By J. Rick Cipot

Greetings to all of our fellow Region One Members. Bear with me for a moment as I jump into our time machine and go back a few months. August 7th to the 11th for many of us was a wonderful Regional Rally filled with everything a great really should be. We had sun and rain, activities for all, food, Airstreams and most importantly, friends. Old and new. Our regional officers along with the help of Charter Oak Unit put on an event to be proud of. I know in the coming weeks you will all be hearing about next year’s region rally and it looks to be yet another good reason to gather with friends and Airstreams next year. Stay tuned for more information.

Fall in New England is just one of the many reasons so many folks around these parts enjoy late season camping. Just the smell of sitting under an October night sky with a campfire stirs memories of camping trips past. The rustle of fallen leaves, squirrels working on their winter stash of acorns along with the cool days and the musky smell of the woods makes for new memories and a reminder of the winter to follow. With everyone back to school and vacations over this is a great time to head out to those places you have always wanted to visit but didn’t want to deal with the crowds. From river side camping in Connecticut to the great pumpkin festival in Keene, NH and anywhere in between someone has a rally scheduled.

If you are looking to go out alone for an adventure there is so much New England has to offer. For those of you outside our region check out WBCCI Courtesy parking in the area. Apple picking at local orchards is a great way to spend the day. Pumpkin patches and corn mazes along with fresh pies are also a big draw for the orchards. Hiking trails and natural attractions are a great way to get out into the woods. Cool days make for perfect weather for kayaking on any one of the many rivers and lakes in the region. Several area campgrounds stay open till Columbus Day weekend. State parks have walk-in only this time of year and there are a few open all year round.

I guess what I am really saying is that there is still plenty of camping left in New England and Canada and if you have never explored this time of year you are sure to find wonderful memories to be made.