You’d be forgiven for feeling a little intimidated when tying to choose the best Nova Scotia Campgrounds for your family getaway.
One of the reasons you’ve likely picked Nova Scotia for your vacation is because of the location and proximity to nearby attractions. Many Nova Scotia Campgrounds offer a whole list of amenities to make your visit a memorable one.
1. Outdoor Activities: Nova Scotia is unique in that it offers visitors four seasons of exciting outdoor adventures and activities. You can explore the rugged ocean coastline on a guided sea kayak adventure, lean to surf on one of Nova Scotia’s incredible beaches or even snow shoe on a trail to an incredible lookout. There really is no shortage of outdoor activities in Nova Scotia. Choose a campground that provides direct access to these activities.
2. Campground Services: It’s important to consider if you’ll need water, electricity, pull through sites, general store or other things that will make your experience more enjoyable.
3. Campfires: Who doesn’t enjoy making smore’s over a campfire? Many Nova Scotia Campgrounds have sites with dedicated fire pits to make sure your experience is fun but also safe. Make sure to investigate if the campground has firewood for sale of if you’ll have to buy your own on the way.
4. Activities & Programming: Depending on the type of vacation you want, you’ll need to investigate what sort of programming is available. Some campgrounds offer tours, and organized activities, whereas others are more relaxed and leave the planning up to you.
5. Cost: When looking at the costs involved for a campsite it’s worth doing some digging to see what inclusions there are. For example some campgrounds advertise the base rate. Meaning it’s extra if you need power and water. Some campgrounds include free firewood, wifi and other amenities.
90% of consumers are researching online before they buy products and services. And that includes campers. Think about it, when you’re looking for a new restaurant to try, where do you go? Google, Facebook, Yelp…..
It’s no different when looking for a campground. Do some research. Google suggests that consumers trust USER GENERATED CONTENT (reviews) more than we do advertising when we’re making a decision to book a campground.
Once on a road trip my family picked a campground based on a lovely brochure we found. It highlighted a fun kid’s playground, a trail to the river and beautifully manicured camping spots.
Sometimes a simple google search for “Campground X Review” will give you lots of information.
CampgroundReviews.com is a leading campground review website. We’re also working hard here at campsite-canada.com to provide visitors the opportunity to leave reviews as well.
Finding the perfect campsite once you arrive
While some Nova Scotia Campgrounds allow you to reserve your exact campsite online, most of them assign you a spot on arrival.
Knowing which spot to choose can be a stressful task, after all it could mean the difference between a great vacation and an average one.
Here are some things to think about.
1. Playgrounds: If you have small kids, it might be a good idea to ask to be close to the playground so you can see them from your site. This avoids the constant “can we go to the playground” nagging that may occur. The flip side to this is, if you want a more peaceful experience, asking for a spot away from the playground is the way to go.
2. Washrooms: There are a few pluses and minuses with being close to the washrooms. On the positive side, being in close proximity makes bed time quicker and easier, particularly if you have little ones. On the negative side, being close to the washrooms usually means a constant stream of traffic moving by your site. Most washhouses also have 24/hr lighting which also means a constant stream of light flowing into your campsite.
3. Access to Water: There is nothing more scenic and relaxing than sitting outside your trailer and looking out over a body of water at sunset……unless you have small kids, who cant quite swim yet, then it can be a nightmare.
4. Fire-pits: Some campgrounds have communal fire-pits and some have private pits on your lot. Make sure you pick whats right for you.
5. Campsite Size and set-up: Arguably one of the most stressful things for an RV owner is knowing the access to your site is not going to involved 30 point turns. You’ll want to pay close attention to review mentions of campsite parking sizes and approaches.
Make sure to take the time it need to assess your options and consider your campground and campsite with all the above criteria in mind.
Hopefully these tips will help you chose the perfect Nova Scotia Campground!