The next stop in our pieced together summer itinerary was Acton, CA. It was not originally our intent to be here but without boring you with the details, here we were. This became our place to ride out the July 4th weekend. It’s one of the most popular times for families to pack up the RV and this year was a ready made 4 day weekend. So I’m always concerned about making sure we have a place to park during this time.
Cold Brook is some 20 miles north of Utica, in the southeast portion of the Adirondack Mountains. While here we parked at the Adirondack Gateway Campground. It is a pleasant campground surrounded by farmland. We’ve been struck by just how much farming we have seen in Western and Central New York State. This was first and foremost a place for us to “hide out” for the 4th of July weekend.
I made this reservation several weeks in advance by plotting out our likely path and estimating the time we would want to use getting there. Knowing that Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day are the highest demand times for camping I try to get these blocked out well ahead of time. Adirondack Gateway Campground served our purposes well. It was fairly secluded but it was quite busy with family groups.
We took a drive into Utica and found a car show and art event.
Next stop: Burlington, VT