A couple of weeks ago we looked at New Years Camping in the cold and snow. With spring over two months away (according to the calendar), let’s take a look at all the other winter activities that can be enjoyed via the RV lifestyle.
Shellfishing – Winter is a great time to go clamming or crabbing with the family and a RV parked at the beach or nearby campground provides a convenient and cozy place to escape the elements once you have bagged your limit. A RV also provides the means to cook some of your catch while it is fresh and freeze the balance to be enjoyed later.
Storm watching – What better way to watch waves, wind and whitecaps than through the window of a warm and dry RV parked at the beach or high bluff overlooking the action? Hardy souls can don rain gear and search for elusive glass fishing floats or other treasures brought in by the pounding surf knowing they can retreat to the RV for a hot shower and dry clothes after facing the gales of the storm.
Fishing – Most salt water fisheries and many bodies of fresh water are open to year ’round angling. If the ice prevents you from dipping a line in the water, not to worry. Ice fishing is becoming more and more popular and thousands of lakes offer winter access for you and your RV. Many state parks and RV parks offering access to fishable waters stay open in the winter for your camping enjoyment.
What would winter RVing be without a little snow and the fun activities that come with it?
Snowmobiling – Groomed trails for snowmobiling exist in many parts of the country. Returning to a RV after touring scenic snow covered mountains is a great way to end the day.
Cross country skiing – Marked and groomed trails for cross country skiing exist about anywhere snow falls in the state. RVs provide a great way to get the family and their gear to the trailhead, a warm and dry place to gear up and a convenient place to return for a hot lunch and a wonderful place for a family to gather at the end of day and enjoy dinner and relive the days adventure. After dinner the family can enjoy their favorite board game and settle in for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Snowshoeing – As this sport gains popularity, the cost of equipment gets more reasonable. Many of the big box stores offer snowshoes in season. Snowshoeing is a great excuse to get out of the house and out with the RV for a little winter exercise. You can snowshoe just about anywhere you can hike in the summer or, when the snow is deep enough, blaze your own trail to destinations of your choosing.
Downhill skiing & Snowboarding – Ski resorts exist across North America where there is regular snow fall and some incline. Many provide for overnight parking of RVs and some offer electrical hookups. Compared to the cost of renting a ski chalet, RVs are a great way to spend a ski weekend with the family. You can enjoy your favorite food and sleep in your own bed in the evening.
Tubing centers – If you are not a skier or a snowboarder you can still enjoy a fun filled family weekend sliding down a snow covered hill. Many ski resorts also offer a tubing center with tube rentals and a lift to get you back up the hill. If a family member gets cold and wet, no problem. Head back to the RV for a cup of hot chocolate and a change of clothes.
As you can see there is no reason to winterize your RV and wait for spring as there are many opportunities to use your RV all winter long. Winter camping, just another adventure in RVing!