There’s nowhere quite like New England. With sun-drenched days spent outside and long, cool nights by the campfire, camping in New England is seriously underrated. And with summer camping season jam-packed with vacationing kids and their frazzled parents, waiting for the shoulder seasons means you avoid this stressful scene. For one last family camping trip of the year, head to Normandy Farms, a family camping resort tucked in the woods between Boston and Rhode Island.
Enjoy Camping with the Whole Family at Normandy Farms Campground
When it comes to luxury resort camping in New England, Normandy Farms sets the bar high. There are multiple pools, intricately designed playgrounds, a dog park and kennels, and a number of outdoor recreational spaces built into the grounds. Located in Foxboro, camping here means you’re close to both Cape Cod and Boston, and you’ll have access to the best of New England for hikes, woods, and outdoor recreation.
Normandy Farms keeps an immaculate campground. Each site is tidy, well designed, and appropriate for long-stay RVers and weekenders alike. The cabins and yurts at Normandy Farms are cozy, clean, and gorgeous. There are safari tents, as well, for those that wish to stay in a tent but also enjoy the amenities of a true glamping experience.
There are hundreds of sites to choose from, ranging from basic tent sites to full service RV sites. Prices start at $35/night for a basic tent site, and range from $53-$118 for sites that accommodate RVs.
Here, five reasons why The Dyrt campers are loving Normandy Farms:
1. Normandy Farms has Fun-Packed Adventure For Every Camper
There are four pools, three jacuzzis, indoor table games and outdoor field games, playgrounds, skate parks, and trails.
Normandy Farms offers a wide variety of activities and classes–everything from ceramics to yoga to disc golf. Enjoy the Wellness Center, where you can work out, relax in the sauna, or get a message. There’s even a snack bar that serves lobster! So when we say there’s something for everyone, we truly mean it.
“Almost every weekend is a Themed Weekend. Some of our favorites- Food Truck Weekend, Halloween Month (trick or treat at the sites) & Mom/ Dad’s day. They have daily activities that start early in the morning- yoga/ Zumba and go into the evening- candy bar bingo, adult entertainment & kids movies. They have a great outside eating area as well. They will also deliver to your site! The sites are spacious and have lots of trees. The bathrooms are always clean and welcoming!” —The Dyrt camper Diana A.
2. Enjoy Fun Family Activities, Year-Round
It’s entirely possible to stay at Normandy Farms and not ever leave the campground. But if you want to venture out for some local fun, there are plenty of nearby attractions to choose from. Head to the Fairmont Fruit Farm, where you can indulge in caramel apples, go for a hay ride, and even pet a few adorable farm animals.
There are no shortages of fall activities to choose from in New England. Local fairs, apple picking, fall foliage hikes, and even just exploring small area towns in a desirably less touristy time of year, camping at Normandy Farms gives you access to it all. Cape Cod is crawling with people in the summertime, but in the fall? It’s quiet, relatively calm, and still warm and sunny.
3. Full Hook-Ups Take the Stress Away
Aside from the long list of amenities at Normandy Farms, you also have access to full hook-ups for your RV, insuring that no matter the weather, you’ll be safe and warm in your cozy little home on wheels.
“This camping experience was fantastic. We have been here 3 times and will be back. Has everything you could want. Outdoor pool was heated and wonderful. Pet park is great and catch and release pond. Full hookups and nice sized sites.” —The Dyrt camper Gale S.
Many campers at Normandy Farms choose to stay here long-term, setting up their RVs as part of community within the campground. As shown in the photo above, there is plenty of room to do this comfortably, and with all of those amenities, it’s hard to find a reason not to. Families return year after year—it’s no wonder that Normandy Farms was recently voted among the top 13 campgrounds in the world by The Travel Channel.
4. Live Luxuriously at Normandy Farms
A stay at Normandy Farms can include more than just tent or RV camping. A true luxury family camping resort, there are pop-up campers, yurts, safari tents, and cabins to rent. Weather in New England is notoriously moody, so staying in a more all-weather friendly abode just might be the ticket to a relaxed, fun-filled family vacation.
Whether you choose to stay in one of Normandy Farms’ camping abodes or you’re roughing it in your own tent, you’ll still have access to all these the lux amenities that make this campground The Destination for resort-style camping.
“We love this campground, great facilities, clean & well maintained. Courteous, helpful & plentiful staff. Fun programs for kids of all ages. Normandy is on the pricey side, but you absolutely get what you pay for.” —The Dyrt camper Nate S.
5. Pets are Encouraged to Tag Along, Too
Quite literally thinking of everything, Normandy Farms has made a name for themselves when it comes to family camping resorts. While Cape Cod and its surrounding areas are typically dog-friendly, there will be times you need to leave Pup behind. Normandy Farms has spacious dog kennels for rent, a dog park, and even dog-walking services.
“We planned a brief stop in the Boston area with the intent of seeing the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and Normandy Farms appealed to us for various reasons. One reason was the fact that they have dog walkers that will come to your site and take care of your precious pooch while you are away.” —The Dyrt camper Nancy W.
For you and your dog, there are over 23 miles of trails within the park to explore in addition to the 1.5 acre dog park. Freshwater kettle ponds are teaming with fish and dotted throughout Cape Cod, so if your dog loves fishing as much as you do, grab your pole and your boat, and spend the day together on the water.
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